Sunday, 26 February 2012

Indigenous root gardens: anthropologists are challenged on previous understandings of traditional food growing practices

Soiled and Seeded is an excellent online magazine exploring diverse cultural ways of gardening and farming.  The latest issue includes an article on recent scholarly studies documenting the Indigenous root gardens of Coastal British Columbia.  It was previously thought (by anthropologists) that First Nations people in this area did not farm, but new studies have begun showing that they did cultivate food through agroecological practices exemplifying a form of permaculture.  Click on this link to read the full article:

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