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Growing and Using Wild and Cultivated Plants

August 7, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Two hands picking wild berries

Two hands picking wild berriesAre you curious about enjoying and using all the plants in, around, and beyond your garden? Do you want to hear the importance of food sovereignty and learn how to make an impact in your local food community? Join USDA’s National Agricultural Library and the Doris Kirschner Cookbook Collection at the University of Minnesota Libraries for a free webinar on Monday, Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. Central Time (2 p.m. ET): “Growing and Using Wild and Cultivated Plants.”

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In this 60-minute webinar, Heidi Rader and Molly Cerridwen share the importance of food sovereignty, starting with growing and using wild and cultivated plants. You’ll learn the health benefits of incorporating wild plants into your diet from our two experts with traditional knowledge and indigenous perspective.

Heidi Rader, Professor of Extension, Project Director of the Alaska Tribes Extension Program which promotes food sovereignty and security throughout Alaska. She teaches virtual and hands-on workshops on health, wellness, food, and gardening. She partners with Tribes and Traditional Knowledge Holders to offer Tribally driven outreach. Heidi has filmed over 60 videos for a series called In the Alaska Garden with Heidi Rader and writes the blog, It Grows in Alaska.

Molly Cerridwen, Owner & Operator of Shapeshifting Wellness, Yupík Traditional Healer, CIAYT, NMT, MPT, CMT, YACEP, ERYT500, Structural Integration Therapist, Educator. Molly is Yup’ik, Siberian Yup’ik, and Irish with ancestral ties to Qaluyaaq (Nelson Island, Alaska) and a member of Too Naaleł Denh (Manley Hot Springs Tribe). She performs Alaska Native traditional healing and yoga therapy clinic in Knik, Alaska. She weaves traditional health-based practices with complementary and alternative medicine modalities to support each person where they are in their journey of wellness. As a Traditional Knowledge Holder, Molly shares her knowledge to all those willing to learn via workshops and talks. You can find her on Instagram @yupik_yogini or @shapeshiftingwellness or at

This event will be live-streamed and captioned, and the recording will be posted to the National Agricultural Library website after the event. If you have any questions, please contact the National Agricultural Library.


August 7, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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