Collards

(Brassica oleracea)
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Collards (Brassica oleracea)

The Heirloom Collard Project
The Heirloom Collard Project

OUR WORK

The Utopian Seed Project is a collaborating partner with The Heirloom Collard Project. This project has been an excellent way to work on a national platform to further our work of exploring and celebrating diversity in tradional southern crops. In 2020 we partnered with The Culinary Breeding Network for a week of virtual presentations (See the Collard Week videos below.

Collard Week Videos in partnership with the Culinary Breeding Network

21 varieties of collards for the @heirloomcollards project. Photographed by @yondering_ during a @sowtrueseed workday! Each bunch was delivered to @foodordeath_ in preparation for a film shoot later today.

#collards #collards2020 #collardtrials #experimentalfarm #heirloomcollardproject #heirloomcollards #growcollards #southerncrops
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Sometimes it takes a village, sometimes you just need a hard working daughter!

#heirloomcollardproject #heirloomcollards #collards2020 #collards #collardtrials #croptrials #experimentalfarm
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Finished planting in the wee hours of this morning. 21 heirloom Collard varieties (18 plants of each split over 2 replications).

Check out @heirloomcollards

#heirloomcollardproject #heirlooms #heirloomcollards #croptrials #collards #collards2020
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We have been working closely with a number of great organizations to grow, steward and promote heirloom collards via The @heirloomcollards Project. This December, in collaboration with the @culinarybreedingnetwork, we are excited to invite you to Collard Week!

Join us for four days of collards from December 14-17th. Michael Twitty (@thecookinggene), Ira Wallace (@ira.wallace), Jon Jackson (@comfortfarms), Amirah Mitchell (@edenanew) and Ashleigh Shanti (@foodordeath_) will lead online presentations and live Q&As throughout a week of events celebrating collards!

Immerse yourself in food history, seed stewardship, gardening, farming, cooking and more, and join the conversation as part of the Heirloom Collard Project! 

Learn more and register for free via @heirloomcollards

#collards #collardgreens #collardtrials #collardtrial2020 #collardsweek #collards2020 #southernfood #growcollards #eatcollards #learncollards #lovecollards
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Today at 1PM EST board member Chef Ashleigh Shanti (@foodordeath_) will be presenting a 3-way collard salad demo with greens from the #collards2020trials. Straight after Chris Smith (@blueandyellowmakes) and Ashleigh will go into a live collard tasting and culinary evaluation and there will be a Q&A open to everyone! All available to watch for free via @culinarybreedingnetwork YouTube Live. It's going to be so much fun.

Huge thanks to the @heirloomcollards project partners that helped make this entire week of collards possible: @workingfoodgnv @seed_savers_exchange @southernexposureseed and our fantastic host @culinarybreedingnetwork

Collards grown at our #experimentalfarm at @frannysfarm

#collards #collarsgreens #eatcollards #growcollards #lovecollards
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It's been so fun putting together the program for Collard Week and working with some fantastic presenters!

#Repost @heirloomcollards
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Today at 1PM EST, tune into @culinarybreedingnetwork's YouTube channel to watch Michael Twitty presenting on the history and significance of collards in the South, followed by a live Q&A.

Introduction and Q&A facilitated by @ira.wallace

Photo Credit @rejoicingapathy

#collards #africandiaspora #southernfoods #southerncooking #blackhistory #collardweek
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We're a full trial site for the @heirloomcollards project. That means we have 20 varieties in the ground!

#heirloomcollardproject #heirloomcollards #collards #collards2020
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Collard Varieties