19 July 2017
This year we will be giving away a big amount of 2.000-year old red and yellow corn seeds from this native Arizona people among the Pachamama attendees
Seeds are the origin. It is through them that part of the culture and history of the people remains. The seed that lies in agriculture as a source of life and progress.
The preservation of traditional seeds is the key to continue writing the future and at Rototom Sunsplash we are fully aware of it. This year we continue progressing in this respect, in our Pachamama area. Thanks to the collaboration of the organic horticulturist Quico Barranco, from the Semillas Madre Tierra project, we will be giving away to the attendees at this session more than a thousand seeds exceeding 2.000 years of age. These are two varieties of corn, red and yellow, with their origins in the Hopi lands.
Barranco has already approached the topic of the culture of the Hopi Indians at the festival, where in a previous edition, he guided the construction of the Medicine Wheel of these natives from Arizona. This year, the wisdom of these people concentrated on these seeds will travel all over the world thanks to the numerous international visitors who will attend the festival, who will be taking home this symbolic and fruitful gift.