Chasing Seeds: Rediscovering the Indigenous crops of the Far Northeast

11 Aug 2018
8-9:30am
Franklin Patterson Main Lecture Hall

Chasing Seeds: Rediscovering the Indigenous crops of the Far Northeast

The Seeds of Renewal Project has recovered, propagated and repatriated over fifty ancestral Wabanaki-area Native American corn, beans, squash, sunflowers, Jerusalem artichokes and ground cherry cultivars to Indigenous communities of Northern New England and adjacent Canada. In this workshop we discuss the unique history, agro-ecology and culture of these heretofore unsuspected Far Northeastern Indigenous crops.

Fred Wiseman, Abenaki, ethnobiologist, writer and advocate specializing in Indigenous Wabanaki food systems.