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Planting History: Abenaki Planting School

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Vermont Historical Society Museum

109 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05609

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It is almost planting season in Vermont! Join the Vermont Historical Society for "Planting History" a short, two-hour workshop on Historic Abenaki crops and planting techniques, complete with tips on choosing ancient regional crop varieties available locally or online, as well as a examination of brush clearing and designing indigenous-style gardens and fields. As part of the Seeds of Renewal exhibit, detailing Vermont Abenaki Food Systems, Guest Curator Fred Wiseman will share his years of experience with these unique crops and the ways that they have been raised by Vermont Abenakis from prehistory to today. Prof. Wiseman will supplement his lecture with slides, examples of crops and models of distinctive Indigenous platform-mound and floodplain linear mound agricultural earth-working technologies. There will be an opportunity for budding young farmers to explore these ancestral technologies by making their own models in clay. Refreshments and packets of VT seeds from High-Mowing seeds in Wolcott, VT will be also available.

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