Explore the Landscape

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Details to come for September 9 and 30th events. Digital access to the Route PDF available anytime!

Thursday, July 22, 2021 | 6PM

Part 1: Building Familiar Space in Unfamiliar Landscapes

Explore the historic Black settlement of the Cheyenne Valley with Historian Rebecca Mormann-Krieger, Enduring Families Researcher, La Crosse County Historical Society, enjoy an Afrodiasporic Summer Picnic Cooking Demo with Chef Yusuf Bin-Rella, and dig into the history of human migration, preserving memory through seed keeping and its impact on Black and Indigenous foodways with Chris Keeve, Doctoral Candidate Geography.

Three Ways to Engage:

  • Digital ONLY: Thursday Night Virtual Cooking Demo & Discussion 
  • Picnic Kit Pick-up AND Thursday Virtual Cooking Demo & Discussion
  • **Every picnic pick-up will include a copy of the Cheyenne Settler’s Heritage Society Cokbook!**

Both ticket options include a PDF Map and tour guidebook for the self-guided Cheyenne Valley Heritage Loop tour.

  • Add to the experience with an Interactive Cheyenne Valley Tour provided in the FairShare CSA Coalition Routes to Roots App: https://www.csacoalition.org/routestoroots-registration. With The Cheyenne Valley Tour, you will also receive access to explore 10 additional tours celebrating Wisconsin farms and food featured in this year’s Routes to Roots fundraiser.

Afrodiasporic Summer Picnic Menu (Each Kit Serves 1)

  • Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Pear Chutney (Vegetarian: Smoked Sweet Potato)
  • Saladu Ñebbe (Senegalese Black-eyed Peas Salad) with Cockscomb
  • Fresh Watermelon
  • Flint Cornbread with Sass Butter
  • Maple Sugar Black Raspberry Pie Bar

Picnic Kit Pick-up at P&P

  • Thursday, 7/22, 4pm – 7pm
  • Friday, 7/23, 11am – 7pm
  • Saturday, 7/24, 9am – 1pm