Join us for a special VT Indigenous Friendship Garden harvest event

A Harvest Celebration for American Indian Heritage Month: Grits, Greens, & Roasted Pumpkins

Featuring three sisters-based dishes from the VT Indigenous Friendship Garden created by Mohawk chef Dave Smoke-McCluskey, Dr. Mae Hey, and the rest of the garden family.


November 4, 2022, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Indigenous Community Garden on the Virginia Tech Campus

Register to attend in-person using the following link:


The VT Indigenous Friendship Garden Harvest event will be held in celebration of American Indian Heritage month and a successful garden season. Come learn and sample three sisters-based foods. We hope guests can bring a feast bundle: a fork, knife, spoon, mug, plate, and/or bowl to use for sampling to help us reduce our carbon footprint. Vicky Ferguson will provide an interpretive talk on the critical importance of bark and woven baskets to harvesting. All are welcome to attend! You are invited to bring food or ideas to share. 

Location: This event will be held in-person at the Indigenous Community Garden on the Virginia Tech Campus. The garden is at the Turf Grass Research Center located at 615 Southgate Drive, Blacksburg, VA. We will meet at the picnic shelters at the top of the gravel road and parking is available for attendees. 




American Indian Studies at VT Community Viability Endowment
Office for Inclusion and Diversity
VT Turf Grass Research Center
Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation
American Indian and Indigenous Community Center 
VT Food Studies
Historic Solitude-Fraction
Mining Engineering 


If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please contact Mae Hey ( prior to the event.