We're an international collective sharing stories of biodiversity from across the globe.

Reawakened is a collective of international storytellers working with farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and food activists to share the re-emergence of forgotten crops across the globe and the communities and cultures they preserve.

Navigate the interactive map above, choose a crop, and learn more about these reawakened foods. If you’d like to share your own food stories, join the Reawakened Food Collective.

Choose a crop and learn more about these reawakened foods. If you’d like to share your own food stories, join the Reawakened Food Collective.

India / uncultivated greens / 5 min read

Uncultivated greens:
reawakening forgotten food traditionS

సాగుచెయ్యని ఆకుకూరలు - మరుగున పడిన భూఆధార ఆహార సాంప్రదాయ పునరుజ్జీవన​

By Shruti Tharayil​

Photography
Writing

Japan / Kamiibano taro and tono rice / 5 min read

Two men’s challenges in Tohoku region:
Kamiibano taro and Tono #1 rice variety

東北地方の2つの男の挑戦。カミイバノサトイモと遠野一号米の品種

By Kyoko Nagano

Photography
Video
Recipes
Writing

USA-Korea / Korean Chili Pepper / 7 min read

Second Generation:
A Collective Reawakening through Asian Chili Peppers

2세대: 아시아 칠리 페퍼스를 통한 집단적 각성

By Katie Brimm

Photography
Writing

Italy / Amolo, Rusticano (myrobalan plum) / 5 min read

Have you ever put koji
on a wild plum?

Hai mai messo del koji sulle prugne selvatiche?

By Riccardo Astolfi

Photography
Information Artworks
Writing

Ethiopia / Teff / 8 min read

TEFF AND WEHABIT GRAINS

By Alberto Miti

Photography
Writing
Information Artworks
Video

India / 8 min read

Akkadi Saalu:
the culture of diversity

ಅಕ್ಕಡಿ ಸಾಲು: ವೈವಿಧ್ಯತೆಯ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ

By Arjun Swaminathan

Photography
Writing
Audio
Video

Colombia / 5 min read

All wrapped up

Cocina en hojas de plantas

By Diana Moreno

Photography
Drawing
Writing

Indonesia / Red Ginger / 6 min read

PUSHING BACK:
REJECTING MIDDLEMEN AND MONOCULTURE FARMING

Bagaimana sebuah kebun kecil melawan monokultur

By Clare Aryani

Photography
Recipes
Writing

Brazil / Babassu NUT / 5 min read

The story of the Babassu Nut Breakers and their struggle to make the fruit their wealth

A história dos quebradores de nozes Babaçu e sua luta para fazer dos frutos sua riqueza

By Leyla Spada and Olavo Pereira Oliveira
Drawings by Soojin Yang

Audio
Writing
Drawing

Mexico / Amaranth / 10 min read

Amaranth

By Douglas Gayeton

Photography
Video
Information Artworks
Writing

Peru / Fig / 10 min read

The fig trees of Siguas:
relics that nurture

Las higueras de Siguas: reliquias que nutren

By Christian Vera Ponce

Photography
Video
Writing

Ethiopia / Anchote / 5 min read

Anchote:
a reawakened food for resilient small rural communities

አንቾቴ፡ እንደገና የነቃ ምግብ ለሚቋቋሙት አነስተኛ የገጠር ማህበረሰቦች

By Laura Scivetti

Photography
Writing
Video

USA / Bradford watermelon / 5 min read​

Watermelon Sugar​

By Mia Hampton​

Drawing
Writing

India / Manipuri Rice / 7 min watch

Cheng (Rice) of Manipur

mnipurgi ceH

By Meena Longjam

Video
Photography
Writing

India / Small Millets / 10 min read

Small Millets:
a women-led biodiversity revolution

By Elena Valeriote and Alberto Miti

Photography
Video
Information Artworks
Writing

Indonesia / The Black Tiger Shrimp / 5 min read

THE JOURNEY
OF BLACK TIGER SHRIMP FARMERS

PERJALANAN PETANI UDANG MACAN HITAM

By Firman Nara

Photography
Writing

Latvia / Potato Onion / 5 min read

Counting on the family

Pasitikėjimas šeima

By Johanna Lohrengel

Drawing
Writing

USA / Yoeme Blue Corn / 7 min read

Yoeme Blue Corn

By Marilyn Noble

Photography
Writing

USA / paw paw / 5 min read

THE GREAT RETURN OF PAWPAWS

By Virginie Drujon-Kippelen

Photography
Writing

Costa Rica / Breadfruit / 10 min read

Breadfruit

By Douglas Gayeton

Photography
Video
Information Artworks
Writing

South Africa / Ice Plant / 5 min read

Ice plant of south africa

By Mpho Tshukudu

Photography
Writing

USA / Makah Ozette / 5 min read

Teaching the Culture of Agrobiodiversity

Hux̌taksa·ps yakya·daqi·yʔuq:

By Caitlin Blood

Video
Writing

Italy / Ancient Olive Groves / 5 min read

Biodiversity beyond crops: a mission to protect the fragile ecosystem of ancient olive groves

La biodiversità oltre alle colture: una missione per proteggere i delicati ecosistemi degli olivi millenari

By Laura Scivetti

Photography
Writing

USA / Tepary Beans / 10 min read

Tepary Beans

By Gary Paul Nabhan and Colin Khoury
Photography and video by Douglas Gayeton

Photography
Video
Information Artworks
Writing

Rodrigues Island / Sweet Potato / 5 min read

The food of our granparents

manzer nou bane grand dimune

By Maryline Legoff

Photography
Video
Writing

nicaragua / vanilla / 5 min read

Disappearing before everyone's eyes

desapareciendo ante los ojos de todos

By Elisabeth Von Halem

Photography
Writing

Ghana / Fonio / 5 min read

THE FONIO WOMEN

Pagaba Fonio Puuni

By Esther Asante

Photography
Writing
Video

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Eligibility, Submission Terms and Conditions

Sponsor

The A Greener Blue Global Storytelling Initiative is sponsored by The Lexicon, a US based 501(c)(3) public charity.

Opportunity

Storytellers will join A Greener Blue Storytelling Collective to create stories for the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture with the FAO and its partner organizations. Members of the Collective will take part in a private online “Total Storytelling Masterclass” led by The Lexicon’s Douglas Gayeton and Alberto Miti. Upon completion of this online certificate program, members of the Collective will join seafood experts from around the globe in creating A Greener Blue Storytelling initiative.

Selection Process

All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will be gathered into a database at the end of the Submission Period. All participants will be allowed to participate to the masterclass and the global storytellin initiative. Receivers of the cameras will be selected based on the strength of their answers to the application form, their ability to work with others, their curriculum/portfolio and the commitment shown during the masterclass to champion the stories of seafood producers across the global value chain. If a potential selected applicant cannot be reached by the team of the Initiative within a week (5 working days), using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the communication is returned as undeliverable, that potential participant shall forfeit. Upon the request of the Lexicon, the potential select participant may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified.

Submission Requirements/Copyright

All submissions must be the entrant’s original work. Submissions must not infringe upon the trademark, copyright, moral rights, intellectual rights, or rights of privacy of any entity or person.

Participants will retain the copyrights to their work while also granting access to The Lexicon to share their contributions as part of A Greener Blue Global Storytelling Initiative.

Acceptance and GoPro Cameras

A selected group of applicants will be chosen based on their CV, portfolio and basing on the commitment shown during the masterclass to receive a GoPro Camera to film their stories. The attribution of this additional award will be determined by the Lexicon’s team. Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of the masterclass and the camera are solely the responsibility of the respective participants.

Receivers of the GoPro cameras agree to participate in all phases of the storytelling initiative and to follow the production and output delivery guidelines defined by The Lexicon team, under penalty of forfeiture from the initiative.

All receivers of the Camera are required to upload their footage in the shared drive and make them available for The Lexicon and the promoting partners of the initiative.

Additional Limitations

Selection and prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of the cameras is permitted. The Lexicon and its respective partners and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Initiative, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any selected participant, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Initiative is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by The Lexicon. The Lexicon reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Initiative, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if The Lexicon determines that the Contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond The Lexicon’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, The Lexicon reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue.