WILD SEED FIELD MUSEUM
INQUIRY ~ WONDER ~OBSERVATION ~ EXPLORATION ~ CREATIVITY ~ REWILDING
ABOUT ~ EDUCATION
Wild Seed provides classes for adults and young people in partnership with a variety organizations, public spaces, businesses, scouts, and schools. Classes are rooted in principals of Community/Citizen Science with a focus on arts integration. We believe in wonder, that inquiry and creativity are intrinsic to human nature. No matter age, background, or skill level we all have the capacity to deepen our understanding of the world around us and our connection to it. There are no absolutes. All humans are teachers, students, and dreamers.
Classes are on a range of topics rooted in sustainability, rewilding, traditional skills, and often connect with Wild Seed's Field Research which is conducted in several sites throughout the year. Past class topics include: natural dye, fermentation, ethical foraging, teas and infusions, papermaking, basketry, mushroom identification, plant identification, botanical brews (adult) and traditional skills. Along with a wide range of art media including beginning drawing/painting, sewing, weaving, printmaking, ceramics, crafts, and more!
Past appearances include:
Flyway Farms Mushrooms Festival in Makanda, IL
Milque Toast Bar in St Louis, MO
Maypop Garden Center in St Louis, MO
St Louis County Libraries in St Louis area, MO
The City Museum in St Louis, MO
Brad's Fall Foray with the Missouri Mycology Society at the Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Food for Life at the Sequatchie Nature Institute in Whitwill, TN
Florida Earthskills Gathering in O'Brien, FL
Singing Rabbit at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Rutledge, MO
True/False Film Festival in Columbia, MO
Temporal Cities: Blanket Fort Festival in St Louis, MO
Whipporwhill Festival in Beattyville KY.
WILD SEED MOBILE FIELD MUSEUM: is a converted 1968 Cree Camper that provides interactive pop-up events and displays at festivals, schools, and public spaces. Bookings with the camper are slated to reopen Fall 2023.
WILD SEED IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS/ EVENTS (CURRENTLY BOOKING)
CITIZEN SCIENCE FIELD RESEARCH
A developing node of Wild Seed, Emily spends time in the field learning about ecosystems, plants, fungi, and traditional skills throughout the US. This research informs the content of classes and exhibits in the museum. Regularly visited regions include the Mississippi River Valley, Great Lakes Region, Mark Twain National Forest, the Ozarks, Shawnee National Forest, Red River Gorge, Smokey Mountains, Land Between the Lakes, Appalachia, and the Everglades. During the Summer of 2021, Emily took a 6 week trip throughout the Southwest, West, and Pacific Northwest. In 2022, Emily spent a month in Coast Rica with a portion of the trip dedicated to an Earth Expeditions field research program with Project Dragonfly followed by independent research. This trip was centered around best practices in eco-tourism.
MILQUE TOAST BAR RESIDENCY
From 2019-2020 Wild Seed Mobile Field Museum Camper was in Residence at Milque Toast Bar in St Louis Missouri. Located at 2212 S. Jefferson Ave. Displays rotated seasonally. Classes were offered with collaborative dinner series dubbed "Fork Fire" featuring ethically wild/foraged foods.
*Special thanks to Regional Arts Commission of St Louis MO for the support of an individual artist grant that assisted with the project and to the True False Film Festival in Columbia MO where the project debuted in 2018