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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.

View our complete list of Living Memorials

Living Memorials