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From Garden Warriors to Good Seeds: Indigenous Food Sovereignty & Community Gardens

April 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Dr. Elizabeth Hoover as she discusses her book project “From ‘Garden Warriors’ to ‘Good Seeds;’ Indigenizing the Local Food Movement”. This work explores Native American farming and gardening projects around the country: the successes and challenges faced by these organizations, the ways in which participants define and envision concepts like food sovereignty, and the importance of heritage seeds. Dr. Hoover is the Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies at Brown University.

Rowen White in one of her corn fields on her seed saving farm in northern California. Photo by Angelo Baca.

Sponsored by:

UCLA American Indian Studies Center

UCLA Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS)

UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative Food Studies Program

UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

Venue

La Kretz Garden Pavilion
707 Tiverton Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Website:
botgard.ucla.edu

Venue

La Kretz Garden Pavilion
707 Tiverton Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
botgard.ucla.edu

The UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a promoter of nature at a California land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.



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