Through growing and sharing varieties of fruits, vegetables, and
grains, the Living Memory Lab investigates how the plants which
provide our food simultaneously influence our understanding of
history. Any questions, concerns, or ideas can be sent to Dr. Mark
Rhodes who brings his expertise as a geographer focused on memory
to the study of these unique human-environment interactions.
Summer 2021 will focus primarily on the Paul Robeson tomato but
also the Stephen Biko bean and the Red Cloud potato. As we learn more,
we will expand our greenhouse, garden, collection, and research.