Reviving the Cherokee Garden cover 03.25.15

Reviving the Cherokee Garden

Volume
21
/ Issue
35

Cover Design Credit:

Kathleen Soriano-Taylor

Cover Photography Credit:

George Etheredge
After decades of high poverty and poor access to healthy food, the Eastern Band of the Cherokee are reviving gardening traditions and reclaiming their health and heritage.

arts

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food

living

  • Empowerment from the Earth: Reclaiming Cherokee health and heritage

    -by Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
    Cherokee is a community in flux. Decadeslong high poverty and unemployment rates are beginning to decline, but access to healthy food remains limited and cultural values seem to be changing.…
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movies

  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
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news

opinion