By: Value News | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2022
by Cherokee Ethnobiology Manager Feather Smith
Sponsored by: Master Gardeners Association of Rogers County and OSU Extension Rogers County
Rogers County Building: 416 S. Brady, Claremore, OK
Free to the public, Please follow CDC guidelines
Feather Smith has been with Cherokee Nation since 2007. She worked as a tour guide in the Diligwa Village at the Cherokee Heritage Center until 2015. She then served as a cultural biologist before becoming the current Ethnobiology Manager with the Secretary of Natural Resources Office. As the Ethnobiology Manager, she oversees the Cherokee Nation Seed Bank, and helps care for the Cherokee Nation Heirloom Garden and Native Plant Site. Feather has a Bachelor of Science in Fish and Wildlife Biology from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK.
The PowerPoint presentation is titled Cherokee Ethnobiology which is the study of how Cherokee people interact with their environment. The first half of the presentation focuses on Cherokee Heirloom crops and the Cherokee Nation Seed Bank. The second half focuses on cultural forestry and highlights many of the native plants that are important for cultural and medicinal purposes.
For more information call: John Haase 918.923.4958
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