‘Braiding the sacred’: Land Institute studies relationship between people, plants – News – The Kansan – Newton, KS – Newton, KS

A ritual in May in a field near Salina changed Abbi Han’s life.Han had never been a caretaker for plants. Now, the research resident at the Land Institute is responsible for the survival of a diverse smattering of crops with traditions steeped in American Indian culture.Every day, Han checks on the plants she sowed in May, watering them from a well as needed and pollinating by hand to avoid cross-breeding from an industrial corn operation across the road.Following the advice of Taylor Keen,

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