Why The Nonprofit Seed Conservation Group Native Seeds/SEARCH Is In Higher Demand Than Ever
Native Seeds/SEARCH has worked to conserve the agricultural and biological diversity of plants in the Southwest since the mid-1980s.
Today, it’s become an essential resource for many — offering Native American communities, farmers and gardeners across the region arid-adapted seeds that help them survive and thrive. Now, they’re in higher demand than ever.
As we’ve seen Native American communities get hit hard by COVID-19, the pandemic has also highlighted other issues in terms of food supply and availability for indigenous people across the country.
That’s where Native Seeds/SEARCH comes in.
The Show spoke with Noah Schlager more about the a nonprofit seed conservation organization based in Tucson. Schlager is the organization's conservation program manager and a descendant of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.