How One Palestinian Is Saving Her Agricultural Heritage Through Seeds
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FEATURING VIVIEN SANSOUR – With the Trump Administration’s decision to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem the US is sending a clear message to the Israeli state about whose side it is on. Palestinians, who have struggled for independence and freedom for decades have continued to rely on themselves for survival. Today we’ll cover one innovative way in which Palestinians are preserving their cultural heritage in the face of occupation, land theft, and war.
A Palestinian woman named Vivien Sansour who saw her people’s agricultural heritage come under threat from Israeli settlements, climate change, and more, has started an Heirloom Seed Library.
Visit www.facebook.com/palestineheirloomseeds for more information.
Vivien Sansour, founder of The Palestinian Heirloom Seed Library, she is a trained anthropologist and has worked with farmers in Honduras, Uruguay and Palestine on issues related to agriculture and independence.