MtA plants Indigenous gardens

August 16, 2019

The Mount Allison University community and members of the Fort Folly First Nation have embarked an Indigenous garden project. Fourth-year MtA student Raven Elwell has been working to establish several Indigenous gardens on campus, which include local plants with important meanings and uses in Indigenous culture, and marking plant species with new signage in English, French, and Mi’kmaq. “We’ve worked with the University to design several gardens. One focuses on the medicine wheel, and another is called the Three Sisters garden, which includes corn, beans, and squash,” explains Jesse Popp, MtA Geography and Environment professor. “We’re looking forward to sharing these with the campus and wider community in the fall.” MtA (NB)