Welcome to the Seed Keepers
Wa’tkwanonhwera:tons Ratinenhanonhnha! Welcome Seedkeepers! My name is Terrylynn Brant and my traditional Mohawk name is Sera:sera. I am Turtle Clan of the Mohawk Nation of Grand River. I live on Six Nations and have four daughters and four grandchildren.
Gardening has been a lifelong passion of mine which makes being a Seedkeeper a joy. Our people believe we are stewards of Mother Earth and must do our part to ensure a healthy sustainable lifestyle for the coming faces. We have been given a spiritual responsibility as indigenous people to honour all of creation.
My path has sent me on a journey to honour, protect and keep seeds for the coming faces. I grow Haudenosaunee and heritage seeds using the agricultural practices of my ancestors. This journey of sustainable living allows me to engage in such activities as gardening, beekeeping, making maple syrup, preserving foods, saving heritage seeds, attending Longhouse ceremonies, dreaming, crafting and singing traditional seed songs.
I spend time visiting with other Seedkeepers and we dream of the day when everyone understands the traditional knowledge of the seed. For me, all life depends on the seed, it holds the memory of our past and creates our future as unique and different as each seed. It is in seeds that we grow to understand our true relationship with creation.
I invite you to join me on this journey. I hope you enjoy my page. I welcome the day we can sit in our gardens and forests, visit and thank our Creator for all he has given.
Happy Seedkeeping! Sken:nenhatye!