Pickling food is a great way to preserve your harvest while at the same time increasing the nutritional content of your food! Pacific peoples, too, have practiced food preservation for a long time and in their own unique ways. Learn how to pickle your own food by watching a recording of our virtual workshop.
A CARES Grant in connection with Humanities Programs
As a current 2020 CARES Act grantee of Humanities Guåhan, GSC became eligible for a secondary grant from the CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant Program. With this funding GSC was able to create virtual workshops, a video on public foraging, and establish a community seed bank. We believe that these activities will aid our community in making decisions about where their food comes from, what types of food to grow and how they are grown.
GSC Seed Library
Saving our local seeds promotes food sovereignty, helps to increase local food security, reduce our carbon footprint and connect the island community with affordable and healthy food options. Contribute or take home seeds and support sustainable gardening.
Visit our GSC Seed Library at Suite 154-156, CHamoru Village. When you bring in your seeds you can drop them off and exchange them for some of the saved seeds that others have brought to the library.
Virtual Workshops to Promote Food Security and Food Sovereignty
Public foraging is a practice that has potential to contribute to urban nutrition, food security and food sovereignty, within the growing social movement toward local, sustainable food production.
GSC’s public foraging video focuses on culturally significant plants that can be foraged and eaten around the island. This project’s aim is to reconnect people with how food works, get them away from the notion that food is only in a grocery store and spread awareness for the potential for deliberately creating food forests.