Heb Peret is a celebration of the seed, meaning honoring the ancient knowledge of agriculture, new life, and the beginning of the planting season. It starts the spring season, beginning on the vernal equinox and ending before the summer solstice. It is ceremonies and acknowledgements of the life yet to manifest and the seed of life, of Creation, of the Neter Ausar (The Symbol of Agriculture) and the shift to the agrarian civilization or way of life for Kemetic ancestors. We honor Dr. George Washington Carver as a Patron of the Seed and name him Ausar for the work and knowledge he gave to humanity about agriculture.
Heb Peret was first practiced by the ancestors of ancient Kemet (so-called Egypt). The Kemetic ancestors were the first to bring farming and agriculture to the world and enjoy food sovereignty. They shared their knowledge and practices like irrigation, hydroponics, and the mathematics behind row crops throughout the world. The human population grew exponentially through this one technology alone! Continuing this celebration today is a way for us to reconnect with humanity, our traditions, and our vision of food sovereignty, abundance, and prosperity.