Events calendar

Wednesday, February 03, 2021
2:00 pm ET

Make your own tanka bar with Lisa and Arlo Iron Cloud

Join Slow Food USA and Niman Ranch for a four-part series of Slow Food Live sessions focused on Slow Meat. Tune in to learn the art of curing your own bacon, cooking tips for grass-fed beef, the Lakota people’s sacred Wasna and policies to build a better food system! 

Wednesday, Febraury 3
​11am PST / 2pm EST

Wasna or pemmican, a traditional Native recipe of dried buffalo meat and  cranberries, has long been a mainstay in Lakota culture. No one knows the name of the first Lakota to make wasna, but the basics of preparing the dish have been passed down, generation to generation. Today, you can try wasna by enjoying a Tanka Bar. Join Lisa & Arlo Iron Cloud and Dawn Sherman, CEO of Native American Natural Foods, for a demonstration of the traditional process of making wasna and learn more about the role of wasna in the Lakota Nation’s history and future.

5:00 pm ET

African Agriculture Influences with Shakara Tyler, Ph.D.

Michigan State University Extension is offering a free Winter 2021 Virtual School Garden Education
series. The target audience for this series is formal and informal educators including school and
community garden organizers. This series of six interactive, educational garden sessions will be held
every other Wednesday starting February 3, 2021 to April 14, 2021 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. By
registering for the entire series, you will be able to attend each session using the same link.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm: African Agriculture Influences with Shakara Tyler,
Ph.D. who will discuss the many influences and contributions of African agriculture on the U.S. and the
world. This presentation will be an inspiration and resource for educators for use in their classrooms.

Register here: