Lost Crops Conversation

October 7th, 2019

A conversation on the evolution of agriculture and foodways, and how that has affected representations of landscape, cuisine—and a cracker box.

In early September, the partners of Field Station 3’s Postnatural Landscapes project met at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Illinois to view the demonstration garden, this year curated by Gayle Fritz and Lynn Peemoeller. The group also gathered to discuss the evolution of agriculture and foodways in the region and how that has affected representations of landscape, cuisine—and a cracker box. What follows is an edited version of this wide-ranging conversation.