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Marbleseed On-farm Field Day
August 20, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Gitigaaning Farm and Manoomin Tour: Join us for a tour of two incredible agricultural sites of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa! Visit Perch Lake to learn about manoomin (wild rice) and the importance of treaties in tribal food sovereignty, including the management, production, and marketing aspects of manoomin. Gitigaaning, which means “the place of the gardens” in the Ojibwe language, is a 36-acre farm with a growing dome, orchard, berry patch, pollinator plantings, and four acres open to the growers of the Bimaaji’idiwin Producer Training Program. This field day is supported by NIFA, USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.