Workshop 1 – The Forgotten Canopy
Friday, November 5, 2022
12:45 pm – Lunch
1:45 pm – Workshop
Park’s Patio, UCLA Botanical Garden
Organized by Stella Nair, University of California, Los Angeles, Paul Niell, Florida State University, and Shannon Speed (Chickasaw), University of California, Los Angeles
Our first workshop in “The Forgotten Canopy” Core Program on November 5, 2022 is the final portion of our two-day program on “Ecology”. This Native American community-based workshop will take place in UCLA’s Botanical Gardens, where we will have the opportunity to see and study many of the plants from South America, the Caribbean and Southern California that were discussed in the conference. After an opening ceremony, we will learn how the Tongva used local plants to build their homes and towns, as well as how UCLA is radically transforming its landscapes with Native gardens. In the afternoon, the Madrigal Family Cahuilla Bird Singers will honor us by closing our event.