On June 29th, MFSI Outreach & Education staff attended the Iowa Farm to School Conference in Ankeny, Iowa, where they had the opportunity to present on MFSI’s youth garden programs with the Meskwaki Settlement School and Meskwaki Youth Program.
Check out this cool “smoothie bike” we saw and tested out – healthy, homemade smoothies powered by your leg muscles! What smoothie would you spin up on this bike if you had it?
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Winter Wild Game Feast that’s scheduled for Tuesday, January 23 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Tribal Center. This annual event is sponsored by the Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative.
For questions or if you’d like to volunteer, contact Regan O’Hanlon at 641-484-9504.
On Friday, September 29th and Saturday, September 30th the Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative held it’s Fall Harvest Celebration and Seed Keeper Training events at Red Earth Gardens. Attendees got to tour the Red Earth Gardens farm and learn from special guest speakers about the strategies and importance of seed keeping.
**Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative planned activities for this Friday and Saturday will proceed as scheduled**
Please join us tomorrow (Friday) for a Field Day exploring the Red Earth Gardens farm, building an outdoor oven out of all natural materials, and participating in seed saving activities. There will be a meal served at 5pm, followed by a presentation on indigenous seed saving from invited guest Rowen White. Come for all or part of the day. Per Executive Director, a maximum of two hours of administrative leave may be allowed, if approved by Directors, to allow staff to attend this event. Office must have coverage, however, and services to Tribal members must not be interrupted.
On Saturday we are offering a full-day “Honoring Seeds” Indigenous SeedKeeper Training with invited guests Rowen White and Zach Paige, agenda attached below. Please join us for all or part of the day – don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from some of the leading experts in indigenous seed saving! Lunch and dinner meals provided free to participants.