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Semillas y Culturas ~ Seeds & Culture Summit 2024

April 14 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

With leadership from Ethnic Studies YOLO Academy and Save California Salmon, the 6th Semillas y Culturas ~ Seeds & Culture Summit will be hosted at the UCD Farm.

Our hope is to raise awareness and share ideas about sustaining Native California and Indigenous Meso American foodways across generations.

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9am-12pm: Speaker-led & Hands-on Workshops including:
Acorns & Walnuts, Diana & Christina Almendariz, Maidu/Wintun natural and cultural history experts and teachers
Decolonize your Diet and Maiz as our Sacred Mother
Teosinte – Care and Culture (hands on), Liza Grandia, Native American Studies, & Julia Schreiber, Student Ecological Garden Lead
Plants & Teas (hands on workshop), Jacquelyn Ross, Pomo, Coast Miwok, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, UC Davis
Indigenous Permaculture – Soils & Compost, Lupita Torres
12pm-3pm: Time to eat, gather, and share culture.
Food will be provided. Space is limited, so please register using the link above. Details with location, directions and schedule of welcome, workshops, lunch, and cultural sharing will be sent to registered participants.


The YOLO Academy
Save California Salmon
Cache Creek Conservancy
UC Davis Native American Studies
UC Davis Department of Chicana/o Studies
The Student Farm
Agricultural Sustainability Institute
Interested in being a sponsor or supporter? Please email [email protected] or

Weavings & Interconnections
Through a series of speakers and workshops, focused on the California and Meso American foodways, participants will be encouraged to pursue education, connection, and career paths related to culture and ecology. The summit will foster a sense of belonging, community building, self-awareness, and goal setting in an intergenerational space with academic, professionals, and community leaders who are committed. The Summit creates an empowering educational space that encourages participants to continue their learning and leadership development in Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, as well as in the fields of Ecology, Sustainable Agriculture, and Culinary fields.

This event is organized by and is for community members and UC Davis students, staff and faculty. We are thankful to all our sponsors!

In anticipation of spending time at the UC Davis Student Farm, we want to acknowledge the land on which we will be gather. For thousands of years, this land has been the home of Patwin people. Today, there are three federally recognized Patwin tribes: Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community, Kletsel Dehe Wintun Nation, and Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. The Patwin people have remained committed to the stewardship of this land over many centuries. It has been cherished and protected, as elders have instructed the young through generations. We are honored and grateful to be here today on their traditional lands. Visit this UC Davis website to learn more about this land acknowledgement.

Learn more about past Semillas y Culturas here.


Student Farm – Ecological Garden
305 Baggins End, , CA 95616
Davis, CA 95616 United States
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Student Farm – Ecological Garden
305 Baggins End, , CA 95616
Davis, CA 95616 United States
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View Venue Website