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Discover the Grounds » River Cane and Indigenous Plants
Led by biologist and Cherokee Nation Administrative Liaison Pat Gwin, this Discover the Grounds will take a close look at many traditional and culturally significant native plants in the Cherokee Nation, including the endangered River Cane.
Pat Gwin has worked for Cherokee Nation for over 23 years, promoting and preserving its natural resources. In 2005, Gwin founded the Cherokee seed bank program, which preserves heirloom Cherokee corn, gourd, squash, beans and tobacco seeds to distribute each year to Cherokee Nation citizens. He has restored 100 acres of coal mine land and sent heirloom seeds to more than 10,000 Cherokees all over the world. He is a recipient of the 2015 American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s Professional of the Year.
Sponsored by Blue Rhino.
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