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Episode XXVII: Food Sovereignty and Space for Perennials with Michelle Week

Episode XXVII: Food Sovereignty and Space for Perennials with Michelle Week
Garden Futurist
Garden Futurist
Episode XXVII: Food Sovereignty and Space for Perennials with Michelle Week
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Summer 2023

Read the companion article here.

“It’s going to take all peoples from all cultural backgrounds to grow and build a resilient and solid food system for our urban centers.”
Michelle Week is a first-generation female Native farmer. She owns and operates x̌ast sq̓it which translates to Good Rain in the traditional language of the Arrow Lakes peoples.
Michelle Week brings us a story that is about access to traditional foods for Indigenous community members and what is revealed when she looks closely at the plants themselves.
This episode was sponsored by:

GARDEN FUTURIST 

A show about innovative thinkers contributing to a climate resilient future through the power of gardens.

Produced and hosted by Sarah Beck, Adriana Lopez, and Adrienne St Claire 

Edited and directed by Kelsey Skonberg 

Sarah Beck is the executive director of Pacific Horticulture.

Adriana López-Villalobos currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia where she works as Curatorial Coordinator for the UBC Botanical Garden. She is originally from Mexico, where she completed her BSC and MSc, studying plant ecology and mating systems evolution, before migrating to Canada to pursue a PhD focusing on the genetics of species across their geographic ranges.

Adrienne St. Clair is a botanist working with Metro, a regional government in Portland, Oregon where her work spans conservation to restoration. Adrienne managed a native plant nursery for almost a decade before pursuing a graduate degree. She received her Master’s in Plant Biology and Conservation from Northwestern University and Chicago Botanic Garden where she studied the effect of horticulture techniques on native-plant genetics.

Kelsey Skonberg is a Community-Centered Video and Podcast Editor and Science Journalist in Everett, WA.

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