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Eating the Landscape: American Indian Stories of Food, Identity, and Resilience

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Traversing a range of cultures, including the Tohono O’odham of the Sonoran Desert and the Rarámuri of the Sierra Tarahumara

By Enrique Salmón
University of Arizona Press
2012

Excerpt:

In My Grandmother’s Kitchen

Grandma. The Dark creases on my grandma’s face deepened when she smiled. To my young mind, she seemed the perfect grandma. Her white hair contrasted with her dark brown skin. The brightness of the sun deepened the wrinkles and creases on her face. She cooked the best cactus fruit jam from the large prickly pears that grew behind the house. She always had cookies at hand when I came to visit. And she seemed to know everything about the land and food.

One day, in our yard, which was dotted with herbs and fruit trees, I watched her bend over to pick a sprig of bawena (spearmint) and hold it out for me to smell.

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‘Greens in a Box’ – a shipping container turned greenhouse powered by solar panels

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The Sustainability Workshop’s winning hydroponic garden.

Sustainability Workshop students win FreshDirect urban farming challenge

By Juliana Reyes
Technically Philly
June 25, 2013

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Students from the Navy Yard’s alternative project-based high school Sustainability Workshop won The Green Angel Fund, an urban farming challenge sponsored by online grocer FreshDirect, and will present their work at the National Indoor Gardening Expo in San Francisco in late July.

The challenge, which aimed to raise awareness about inner-city food and farming issues, was to build “the nation’s most innovative hydroponic garden” in three months.

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