Wild Rice in Michigan Book Talk at Fremont Library
Live @ the Library, a series of events including author visits and writing workshops is welcoming Barbara Barton to the Fremont Area District Library to present her Michigan Notable book.
Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan is the first book of its kind to bring forward the rich tradition of wild rice in Michigan and its importance to the Anishinaabek people who live there. Manoomin focuses on the history, culture, biology, economics, and spirituality surrounding this sacred plant. Barton discusses historic wild rice beds that once existed in Michigan, why many disappeared, and the efforts of tribal and nontribal people with a common goal of restoring and protecting Manoomin across the landscape.
Barbara is an endangered species biologist; member of the State of Michigan's wild rice working group, Michigan Water Environment Association, and western Upper Peninsula's wild rice team; and academic affiliate of the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science and the Arts Biological Station, where she collaborates on the state's wild rice map. This free program will begin in the Community Room on Saturday, March 30th at 10:30 a.m.
The Fremont Area District Library was established in 1996 and serves the City of Fremont; the Fremont Public School District, Dayton Township, Sheridan Township, and Sherman Township. The mission of the Fremont Area District Library is to provide library service for community learning, growth, and enjoyment. For more information visit the library’s website at www.fremontlibrary.net.
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