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Learning from the land
To remind us that reading and writing are just one way of knowing, we invite you to come out to the garden and learn with the rest of your senses and self! Come on your own and wander, download one of our activity curricula (adaptable for kindergarten through university-age), or book a class or group visit below.
The Soil – using the metaphor of soil health as the foundation to a healthy garden environment, students will learn about the biology of healthy soil, global Indigenous concepts of reciprocity between humans and nature, and consider how their own histories and identities require routine rebalancing for healthy social ecology. PDF download free below. Print zines available for a small fee.
Building Rich Soils : Community-based approaches among Midwest Growers - This zine emerged as part of the final product of the 2022-2023 Sustainability Scholars project, which drew from the work and values of Indigenous scholars and land stewards who provide alternatives to farming driven by industrialism and capital. Through dialogue and storytelling, we interviewed 4 community farming and garden projects from Indiana, whose mission centers social change and sustainability, and whose owners are members of the BIPOC and/or queer communities. Our open-ended interviews explored how growers’ values mapped onto decolonial practices, and the successes and difficulties of living into non-industrial farming practices. This guide serves as a record of our findings, as well as a space to reflect on how to develop your own community based growing project
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