Harrison Gingerich, a senior from Canby, Oregon, is a Sustainable Food Systems major. In this post, he recounts key parts of a Zoom presentation by one of our indigenous speakers: Scott Shoemaker is a member of the Miami, a group of people that lives in Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Kansas. You may be wondering how … Keep reading »
A cultural perspectives course based on the Goshen College campus with the bulk of our time spent outdoors, student will explore the interactions between people, land and production in a Native American context.
Ben Zimmerman is the author of today’s blog post. Ben is a senior Sustainability Management major from Archbold, Ohio. May has finally arrived as spring is in full bloom here in Goshen. We started the week off with a leisurely walk through the rain down the Winona Interurban Trail to see our guest speaker for … Keep reading »
Today’s post is written by Naomi Willis, a senior nursing major from Mishawaka, Indiana: We were honored to have a guest speaker, Rich Meyer, give our Indigenous Economies class some insight on the Potawatomi tribe and their land. Before we dove into the details of the Potawatomi, we talked about ownership. Ownership many years ago … Keep reading »
Today’s post is written by Haylee Pennington, a junior nursing major from Wakarusa, Indiana: Serviceberries, from the local native Amelanchier arborea, have many varieties which are all edible and insanely delicious. We were able to visit the Reith Interpretive Center in Goshen and meet Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley, Director of Environmental Resilience and Goshen’s first city forester. … Keep reading »
Our first day of the May Term was spent outdoors, hiking along the Elkhart River for several miles, learning about a plant called the Serviceberry with the director of Environmental Resilience in the city of Goshen, and wondering aloud what is meant to the words “indigenous” and “economies”. The course has several learning objectives, and … Keep reading »
We’re trying something new this year, a Cultural Perspectives course based on the Goshen College campus with the bulk of our time spent outdoors. We’ve planned a series of day trips, experiential learning opportunities and overnight camping adventures, with a few surprises along the way. We’ll be exploring the interactions between people, land and production … Keep reading »