New season starts for college medicine garden


June 16, 2023

Edward Schulstrom

Sustainability coordinator Kelsey Myhre plants sage in the medicine garden at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College last week. Three students are among those working to revitalize the garden.

Nestled in a corner on the west side of the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College's main building is a medicine garden. Laid out in the shape of a turtle, it is divided into nine sections. The head and the feet make up five sections, where pollinator plants grow. The shell of the turtle is divided into four sections corresponding to the four cardinal directions. The north-facing section is planted with sweetgrass, the east section with tobacco, the west with sage and the south with cedar.

Before last fall, it would have been difficult to distinguish this patch of woods from the rest, but it...

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