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Guåhan Sustainable Culture will launch an event featuring the history of farming and agriculture on Guam at 10 a.m. on Jan. 30.

Titled Ginen I Gualo’, the project will include a historical overview, farmer interviews, and a website tour of its archival research.

“We are hopeful that Ginen I Gualo will be a catalyst to generate island-wide enthusiasm for the growth of self-sustaining, environmentally sustainable practices of food production and consumption,” said Kristin Oberiano, Guåhan Sustainable Culture board member and humanities scholar.

The organization’s website will contain pre-contact, Spanish, naval, Japanese and postwar research and its relevance to agriculture, as well as 10 oral history interviews with farmers.

“Historical insight is one of the core tenets of a more food sovereign Guahan,” according to a news release. “To envision a future of environmental sustainability and food sovereignty on Guahan, the public humanities project will provide the island’s community with knowledge of past and current agricultural practices, preserve and share stories of our island’s local farmers, and, most importantly, encourage profound connections to the land and island.”

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Ginen I Gualo is funded by a grant from Humanities Guåhan and The National Endowment for the Humanities.

Join Guåhan Sustainable Culture to look at the history of farming and agriculture on Guam. Register for the event by visiting gusustainable.org/ginenigualo-register/.

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