Growing Indigenous Food in the Southwest
IN-PERSON ONLY: In this hands-on class attendees will get insight on growing methods in the Southwest, including waffle beds, container gardening, irrigation, and soil. This class will focus on foods that are Indigenous to the Americas and will start warm weather seeds in the IAIA greenhouse. We will discuss seed saving, companion planting; growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers together for pesticides to attract pollinators and increase yield.
Course Materials Supplied: Black and gold organic potting soil, containers, and seed
Teresa Kaulaity Quintana (Kiowa) is a wife, mother, auntie, descendant of warriors, multi- faceted artist, and agriculturist. Teresa feels growing and decolonizing Indigenous plants is living art that can empower communities and future generations. The simple beauty in nature or mankind inspires her. She believes art has the power to educate, inspire, raise awareness of injustice, and be the consciousness of a society.
Teresa is a part of the gardening team, operations, instruction, and outreach for all things related the campus demonstration garden and greenhouse, at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She thrives in encouraging and fostering an environment where Native students can reach their full educational potential.
Teresa received her bachelor’s in fine arts, Studio Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 2013. She currently serves as the Land-Grant Program Associate, IAIA Staff Council Chair, and Associated Student Government Advisor at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Class Length: 1 Days
Course Sections — Spring 2023