WILD SEED FIELD MUSEUM
INQUIRY ~ WONDER ~OBSERVATION ~ EXPLORATION ~ CREATIVITY ~ REWILDING
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. Since the Pandemic the Field Museum has been camped out at Spencer Acres Farm. We are exploring bookings with the camper for the Spring/Summer 2022.
WILD SEED IN-PERSON CLASSES (Update 2021)
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 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!
Prior to the Pandemic, classes were offered at Milque Toast Bar, Maypop Garden Center, and through the St Louis County Library system in partnership with Artscope.
Past festival appearances include:
Brad's Fall Foray through 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.
Citizen Scientist 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, 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. Research and observations from this adventure are highlighted in upcoming programing!
Milque Toast 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