The Nulhegan Band of Coosuk, Abenaki Nation and Common Roots are hosting a celebration of the harvest of indigenous seeds at the Abenaki Land Link Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 23 in South Burlington, Vermont.
At this family-friendly event, visitors can learn more about Abenaki food culture with performances, demonstrations, food tasting, storytelling and more. Nature trails and a children’s garden discovery area will both be open to the public and bringing your own picnic is encouraged.
Since 2020, the Abenaki Land Link Project has provided Indigenous seeds to over a dozen gardeners, homesteaders and farmers around Vermont who dedicated land to grow and harvest food for Abenaki citizens.
This year, the project expanded to include almost 50 growers around the state. The Abenaki Land Link Project is a partnership with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) and is part of the food sovereignty work of Abenaki Helping Abenaki, a nonprofit organization of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe.
More information and tickets can be found here.
The Nulhegan Band of Coosuk, Abenaki Nation, Common Roots, NOFA-VT, Farm to Plate Network & Rooted in Vermont, Alnôbaiwi, Vermont Bean Crafters Co. and Vermont Youth Conservation Corps.
This event will be held at Common Roots – Wheeler Homestead, 1100 Dorset Street in South Burlington, Vermont on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 11 am to 3 pm – rain or shine.
Photo of seed packing at the Abenaki Land Link Project courtesyNOFA-VT .