Learning about ag and community


Last updated 6/6/2023 at 2:17pm

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Jeanine Moy.

Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture, a project of the Roundhouse Foundation, will host the second of three events in their 2023 Food & Agriculture Community Lecture Series at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 8, at Paulina Springs Books.

Speakers will share cultural traditions while connecting people and place.

"Purple Prairie: Reconnecting People, Place ,and Native Plants" will include presentations from David Harrelson (Kalapuya), the cultural resources department manager and enrolled tribal member with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, as well as Jeanine Moy, director of the Vesper Meadow Education Program in Southern Oregon.

Harrelson will share the ancestral teaching of managing for abundance through sharing about the human-camas relationship that significantly defines Kalapuya identity and life.Through his work, Harrelson has championed the protection of archaeology sites, maintenance of ancestral lifeways, and proliferation of Indigenous art forms throughout his Tribe's homelands in Western Oregon.

Moy will be presenting on Vesper Meadow's vision to "connect the dots" by bringing science, stewardship, art, and diverse perspectives together to demonstrate new ways for the future. She will share stories of community-based strategies, beaver-based solutions, and Tribally led initiatives at the restoration preserve outside of Ashland, Oregon.

This event is the second in a series of three lectures supporting the arts program at Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture. "This lecture will be an opportunity for community members to learn about Tribally led stewardship practices that allow for traditional foods to flourish," says Ana Varas, Arts Project Coordinator for Pine Meadow Ranch. "We hope these sessions spark conversation and opportunities to learn for all of our Central Oregon community members."

Each event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, call 541-904-0700 or visit: http://www.roundhousefoundation.org/events.


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