It was great presenting at the food summit where we were able to talk about the importance of traditional ecological knowledge, the importance of uplifting community gardens, and the long history of food security in Indigenous communities in the Southwest!

Our local communities have been at the forefront of food security since time immemorial, the knowledge our local community members hold is important in continuing traditional agricultural practices. The conference made clear that “traditional” means continually evolving and growing practices, rooted in the values of place-based histories, knowledge systems, and ways of living.