Ginen i Gualo’ – Histories of Farming and Agriculture on Guåhan – Online Launch Event 

On Saturday, January 30 at 10am Guåhan Sustainable Culture (GSC) will present the project Ginen I Gualo’ – Histories of Farming and Agriculture on Guåhan through an online launch event.

Historical insight is one of the core tenets of a more food sovereign Guåhan. In order to envision a future of environmental sustainability and food sovereignty on Guåhan, GSC’s public humanities project will provide the island’s community with knowledge of past and current agricultural practices, preserve and share stories of our island’s local farmers, and, most importantly, encourage profound connections to the land and island. In other words, we reiterate that farming and agriculture on Guåhan is central to Guåhan’s culture.

The January 30th launch event will include a historical overview, featured farmer interviews and a website tour of its archival research. GSC’s website will contain Pre-contact, Spanish, U.S. Naval, Japanese and Postwar research and its relevance to agriculture as well as ten oral history interviews of farmers. 

“GSC is proud of all the work that has gone into Ginen I Gualo and we are excited to share it with our community,” said Kristin Oberiano, GSC board member and humanities scholar. “We are hopeful that Ginen I Gualo will be a catalyst to generate island-wide enthusiasm for the growth of self-sustaining, environmentally sustainable practices of food production and consumption and GSC is grateful for the support of Humanities Guahan and the National Endowment for the Humanities.” 

Join Guåhan Sustainable Culture as we take a look at the history of farming and agriculture on Guåhan as a means for looking towards the future. Register for the event by visiting gusustainable.org/ginenigualo-register/

Ginen I Gualo was made possible by a grant made available from Humanities Guåhan and The National Endowment for the Humanities.

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