Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

The Menominee Tribal Department of Agriculture and Food Systems (DAFS) has created garden “classrooms” where ancient agricultural and agroforestry practices are taught by elders and practitioners to tribal families, schoolchildren, and farmers. Tribal members are replicating ancient irrigation technique using wells and irrigation systems in organic, raised bed crop and garden fields. They are growing plants that are Indigenous to the Menominee People, and are saving seeds from these plants, which have been grown in the Tribe’s northern climate for centuries. These seeds and foods are culturally significant and important to the reclamation of Menominee identity.

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