Friday, September 30, 2022 from 4-7 pm

Location: The Indigenous Community Garden at the Turf Grass Research Center, Virginia Tech
615 Southgate Drive, Blacksburg, VA

Join Mowhawk Chef Dave Smoke-McCluskey, Peruvian Chef Krysia Lycette Villon, Indigenous Friendship Garden Pitmaster Nino Ripepi, Garden Caretaker Mae Hey, and the rest of the community in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and Indigenous Cultures across the Americas. Join for food, music, and open discussion. 

Chefs will prepare seco de res, smoked meat, a bean soup with smoked masa dumplings, a salad, bannock, corn tortillas, and squash fritters. The Indigenous Friednship Garden community will also make teas from local plants to share. 

Everyone is welcome to attend and invited to bring food or ideas to share. We will cook on-site so people can learn techniques, participate, and sample what we make.

Please regsiter to attend in-person. If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please contact Mae Hey,, prior to the event. 


American Indian Studies at Virginia Tech
El Centro-Hispanic/Latinx Cultural Center
Latino Association of Student Organizations
Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation
Community Viability Endowment
Office for Inclusion and Diversity
American Indian and Indigenous Community Center
VT Mining Engineering
VT Turf Grass Research Center
VT Food Studies