Happy Summer Life-lovers!!
Wildseed is lit up with fire flies, sun shine, aliveness and star light!
We are sending you so much magic and nourishment from this land and are excited to share updates and invitations with you in hope you can come visit soon!
Since we last wrote at the peak of maple tapping season:
- We collected almost 400 gallons of sap from 40 trees and wood-fire cooked it down to 10 gallons of the sweetest Sweet Freedom Maple Syrup yet!
- We hosted our biggest gathering to date, the Hudson Valley Young Farmer's Coalition Spring Mixer, with close to 200 people!
- We discovered a new part of the terrain only accessible by canoe, and found a new nearby swimming hole!
- We had the opportunity to assess and map the land according to ecological design principles with Appleseed Permaculture
- We moved a tiny house onto the land!
- We've had incredible hearts and devoted hands helping out on the land, coming from as far as Oakland and Seattle, and as close as up the road!
- We hosted FARMroots Beginning Farmer Program, the Hurricane Season Curriculum development team, Kite's Nest & SBK Social Justice Center
- We spawned our first oyster mushrooms, and harvested our first garlic scapes!
We've continued to develop the inner and outer infrastructure to establish Wildseed as a
healing sanctuary where people historically disenfranchised from land actively create and experience dignity, self-determination, interdependence, and belonging.
a chance to meet new folk, learn & share skills, and contribute to Wildseed evolution with collective power!
- July 9 - Landscaping and orchard care (Facilitators: Sean & Jalal)
- July 29 & 30 - Tiny house renovations with optional camp out sleep over (Facilitator: Candice)
- August 20th - Outdoor Infrastructure TBD (Facilitators: Jalal & Diana)
RSVP here to receive more details!
Regeneración Childcare Collective Retreat
committed to growing an intergenerational movement for collective liberation. More info
July 20 - 21 Social Justice Leadership Academy Overnight, part of
a collaborative workshop and leadership training for teens in Hudson. More info
July 21 - July 23
Movement for the Movement: Embodied Resistance from the African Diaspora
led by an elder Mestre Lua, from Bahia, Brazil using Capoeira Angola as tool for forging community solidarity, building collective resonance, and exemplifying shared leadership. You're invited! More info here
July 24 - July 29
Black & Latinx Youth Immersion,
a "rites of passage" program for
diasporic youth, ages 12-14,
rooted in land, love, and liberation in collaboration with Soul Fire Farm.
August 4 -7 Wind & the Warrior
Retreat for women to weave activism and spiritual practice for greater community empowerment. More info
Join a Seed Pod
Seed Pods are focus groups that work together through in-person, satellite and on location meetings and collaborative efforts to hold various aspects of Wildseed's structure, development, and mission. There are varying levels of commitment possible for each. Check out the Seed Pods and their goals (from Medicinal Healing Garden to Community Partnerships to Financial Planning) If you interested in learning more and taking part, email email@example.com
FAMILIES NEED A NEW BUS!
The Victory Bus Project is an prison-abolitionist transportation service for incarcerated people and their families. We provide affordable, community-based, door-to-door transportation for families from New York City to visit their loved ones at 16 Hudson Valley prisons. Each ride includes a box of fresh, small-farm produce, which riders can either give in a care package to their loved ones or take home.
Since 2011, when New York State ended the free prison-visit bus system, we have been supporting hundreds of members of our community with affordable rides, farm fresh food, and political engagement.
BUT recently, we lost an essential part of our project: a reliable vehicle.
We are relying on our community's support to fix the vehicles we have and acquire a new van so we can continue to keep families connected and fight for a world free from prisons.
is a Black and Brown-led, feminine-centered, queer-loving, earth-based intentional community, organic farm, and political and creative home. We are dedicated to ecologically stewarding 181 acres as a permanent healing sanctuary where people historically disenfranchised from land actively create and experience dignity, self-determination, interdependence, radical artistry, liberatory economics and transformative justice.