The Next Epoch Seed Library is in the process of developing curricular resources aimed at a range of learners who want to find ways to engage more deeply with plants and urban ecology.

We’re starting with a series of experiential exercises involving movement, language, and storytelling, which you can download below (Activities 1-3). Look for more resources coming soon, including guides to working with seeds and plants in the classroom. All materials are licensed Non-Commercial/Attribution/ShareAlike, which means you are free to alter, reproduce and share them as long as you provide credit to us as the original source and make them freely accessible yourself. Comments or feedback? Get in touch! info (at) nextepochseedlibrary (dot) come

Activity 1: Plant Migration Exercise

Activity 2: Plants, Identity, Memory: A Language Exercise

Activity 3: Rooting Exercise

Activity 4: Deep Time Seed Futures – Time Capsules (view photos)

Activity 5: Turf Removal Worksheet (part of the Lawn Lab curriculum, still in progress)

Activity 6: Equinox Herbarium Collection (originally developed for NATURELab at the Sanctuary for Independent Media)

Documentation from the experimental workshop “Problem Plants: Loaded Language for Talking about Weeds”, at the Cabin Collective Residency, Spring 2017.
Documentation from “Seed Structure and Mobility: A Sensorial Walk in the Woods”, including an iteration of the Plant Mobility Exercise facilitated by Anne, at Cabin Collective Residency, Spring 2017.
Equinox Herbarium Collection Workshop at NATURELab at the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy, NY