Events

February 1, 2017 at 6:45 pm

Food for Thought | Harvest the Past, Feed the Future, Feb. 22

The Food Studies theme is proud to present the Food for Thought Speaker Series talk “Harvest the Past, Feed the Future: Cultivating the Forgotten Indigenous Crops of Eastern North America” on Feb. 22 from 7-9 p.m. in Baker Ballroom.

Chenopods | Marshelder | Maygrass | Erect Knotweed

Abstract: About 4,000 years ago, farmers throughout the Ohio Valley region grew a suite of native crops that sustained their growing populations. Many of these crops today are only known via archaeology. “Harvest the Past, Feed the Future” brings scholars together from all over Eastern North America whose work is committed to exploring the potential of these lost crops as modern-day food resources. This symposium will provide farmers and community members opportunities to discuss the potential of these crops for agricultural entrepreneurship and economic development.

Speakers

This event brings together anthropologists from across the country to explore the native fruits of our region:

  • Dr. Paul Patton of Ohio University, Sociology & Anthropology Department and Food Studies
  • Natalie Mueller of Washington University in St. Louis, Anthropology Department
  • Dr. Elizabeth Horton of the University of Arkansas, Anthropology Department
  • Andrew Weiland of the Ohio State University, Anthropology Department

This event is free and open to the public.

Student harvests Chenopodium Berlandiari at the Plant Biology Learning Gardens (Photo by Cameron Fortin)

Student harvests Chenopodium Berlandiari at the Plant Biology Learning Gardens (Photo by Cameron Fortin)

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