THE LIVING MEMORY LAB

AT MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

About the Project

The Living Memory Lab at Michigan Technological University explores the intersection of food and memory. When we think of memorials, our first thought turns to statues, monuments, gravestones, or other inert objects. One type of memorial few may think of is the naming of fruits, vegetables, and grains in commemoration of individuals. More than seeds named after a developer or a tree planted in honor of someone, the Living Memory Lab explores food-based plants named for someone unassociated with the plant itself. Explore the links below to learn more or participate in the ongoing research. Find us at the Hancock Tori on the Quincy Green, Thursdays from 3:00-6:00pm this summer!