Scott Chaskey, Author of Seedtime, and Director of Quail Hill Farm—one of the first CSA farms in the country—headlined at our June Maker Talk. A poet, an artist, and, let's not forget, a working farmer, Scott considers the web of biodiversity and resilience the heart of our cultural inheritance. Seedtime is a celebration as well as a call to action urging us to renew our role as citizens of nature, as the corporations that manufacture GMOs disrupt the future of seed-cultivated agriculture. Click here for all Maker Talk info.
Guest: Scott Chaseky
Hometown: Sag Harbor, NY
About: "Scott Chaskey—working farmer, poet, and spiritual father of the community farming movement—masterfully weaves history, politics, botany, literature, mythology, and memoir into a beautiful and instructive book. It’s hard to think of a subject more fundamental to the sustenance of the human race than seeds. Having coevolved with the Earth’s plants, insects, and animals, seeds are entwined with the core myths of ancient cultures and the development of human consciousness. The stakes, for those concerned with preserving biodiversity and ecological integrity, are high."
A special thanks to...
"The wines of Tangley Oaks symbolize the majesty of California’s native oak trees. Much like these grand trees, the grape varietals selected represent the enduring legacy of California winemaking. With respect to this rich tradition, each varietal has been carefully selected to best represent the quality of Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast."
(Image credits: Scott Chaskey; Henry Chen; Tangley Oaks)