The Land Memory Bank & Seed Exchange is building a community record of the unique coastal cultures and native ecology, present in the challenged wetlands of southeast Louisiana. This experiential project is dedicated to inspiring and actualizing Mississippi River Delta preservation, restoration and adaptations through cultural happenings, strategic installations and as a digital archive.

At present, The Land Memory Bank & Seed Exchange is sowing seeds and growing roots.

Please let us know if you would like to join us in creating a community-built record for and by the people of the Mississippi River Delta. Contact us :

The Land Memory Bank Collective emerged out of a series of informal salons focused on environmental and cultural information sharing and solution seeking in the Mississippi River Delta. Multidisciplinary artist, Saint Bernard Parish resident, Monique Verdin (Houma), is project manager for the Memory Bank and Seed Exchange project. Collective partners and collaborators include, St. Bernard Parish coastal zone board member and forager Blaise Pezold, coastal conservationist Richie Blink, architect Anthony Fontenot, PhD, architect/cartographer Jakob Rosenzweig, documentary producer/director Sharon Linezo Hong, Clarice Friloux and the Guardian’s of the Land and Water, Brenda Dardar Robichaux and the Bayou Healers, Tulane University’s A Studio in the Woods, Artspot Productions, Mondo Bizarro, Hamline University’s Center for Global Environmental Education, Common Ground Relief, The Meraux Foundation and Within A Sense, LLC.

Land Memory Bank & Seed Exchange was made possible due to support provided by :