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Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan (Ann Arbor)

Sponsoring Organization: MSU Extension

Date: July 11

Start Time: 6 pm

End Time: 8 pm

Location : Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Auditorium, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Description of the Event: 

Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan is the first book of its kind to bring forward the rich traditions of wild rice in Michigan and its importance to the Anishinaabek people who live here, focusing on the history, culture, biology, economics, and spirituality surrounding this sacred plant. Barb Barton will discuss the historic wild rice beds that once existed in Michigan, why they disappeared, and the efforts of tribal and nontribal people to restore and protect Manoomin across the landscape. Copies of this book will be available for purchase and signing. Tea and desserts will be available at the conclusion of the program. 

There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.


Education Credit Hours: 2

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Earlier Event: June 30
2018 JCMGA Garden Tour (Grass Lake)
Later Event: July 12
Garden Luncheon (Hickory Corners)