Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

The Menominee Tribal Department of Agriculture and Food Systems (DAFS) is continuing to create three garden “classrooms” taught by Tribal elders and local Tribal farmers. Tribal members are learning about and practicing ancient agriculture and agroforestry of the Menominee people, including seed saving, the use of homemade biochar, and cultivating heritage and indigenous plants that were grown on Menominee lands for centuries. The Menominee Tribal DAFS is also replicating their ancient farming system using wells and raised bed fields located away from rivers and streams. Tribal food growers are selling their produce to local schools, grocery stores, and residences for the elderly.

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