Opportunities: Lorena Matteucci is a woman of color running True Radicle out of Vancouver, WA
“ The goals of this project are to grow a base of seeds and seed stewards of color focused on regionally adapted varieties and sustaining biodiversity, empower POC to grow their own food, build equity in gardening and farming, and preserve traditions and stories around seeds with a cultural significance.
True Radicle will be a community-built and -controlled seed library of seeds that we’ve all selected and cherished, to share with one another and protect. Ending the gatekeeping around gardening and demanding equity in farming and agricultural practices is imperative. These are our seeds, our legacies, our ways of life that were stolen. Uplifting each other, making space, and reconnecting to the land and our ancestors is truly radical in these times.”