ONLINE: Indigenous Foodways – Isthmus

The annual class series hosted by Friends of Allen Centennial Garden is once again taking place in the virtual world, five Saturdays between January 22 and February 26. Dan Cornelius on January 22; and “Growing Hope: The Local and Global Youth Garden Movement,” by Nathan Larson (UW Planning and Landscape Architecture Department) on January 29. Classes are $10 each.


Friends of Allen Centennial Garden Winter Presentation Series. Registration for FCAE members is free, fee for non-members is $10 per session. (Please email [email protected] if you need help with the discount code.)

Press release: About the presentation: “Indigenous Foodways” was born out of Cornelius’ work with the Intertribal Agricultural Council to bring a diverse range of historic seeds back to Indigenous communities, to reconnect with the land through what we eat. Since 2019, cross-campus collaborations have resulted in the creation of an Indigenous research garden and a sugar bush at the Arboretum. These collaborations are part of a larger effort to better integrate Indigenous perspectives and practices into the campus landscape and curriculum. It focuses on the relationship between land and Indigenous peoples prior to European colonization.

Speaker: Dan Cornelius, UW Madison Law School

Organic : Dan Cornelius is a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and an outreach specialist and researcher at the Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center, UW-Madison Law School. It provides technical assistance to Native American tribes and native producers through the Intertribal Agricultural Council. Cornelius teaches Land Education which focuses on historic and contemporary native eating habits in Wisconsin, a UW-Madison course for freshmen with a similar graduate-level complementary course in the horticulture department. He also grows native corn, beans and squash, as well as harvesting wild rice and ranching in his spare time.

**Please note this is a virtual event. Zoom links will be sent to the email you used to register for the event 2 days, 2 hours, and 10 minutes before the event starts. You may need to check your spam folder.**

Nohemi M. Moore