This spring, Dr. Lisa Young and graduate student Elspeth Geiger helped organize a conference on seeds and plant samples from the UMMAA ethnobotanical collections.

At the conference, which was hosted by the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum (UMMBGNA), tribal representatives, researchers, and others talked about the significance of the heritage seeds and how to use the collections to promote sustainability. The full story is here