Cultivating Place: Elizabeth Hoover On Native Gardens, Social Justice, Food Sovereignty And More

Mar 31, 2016

Dr. Elizabeth Hoover
Credit Dr. Elizabeth Hoover

Sometimes our understanding of what gardening or a garden are can be expanded just by asking for someone else’s history and understanding of these terms.

This week on Cultivating Place, we're joined by Dr. Elizabeth Hoover — gardener, beadworker, fancy shawl dancer and professor of American studies at Brown University. 

Her work focuses on issues of social justice, indigenous food movements and documenting Native American community gardening and agricultural projects and practices across the country. Her work and our conversation certainly helped to expand my concepts of gardens and gardening.