Join us in 2024 for the
African Heritage Foodways Symposium
April 5 - 6, 2024
Enjoy a keynote presentation on April 5, 2024 at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, then a day full of workshops, cooking demonstrations and panel discussions on April 6, 2024 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Marilyn J. Schlack Culinary and Allied Health Building in downtown Kalamazoo. We are currently collaborating with several community gardens to grow a variety of African heritage crops, such as millet, sorghum, eggplant, okra, beans and more. We hope to save seeds to share during the 2024 event, as well as use some of the preserved food in the cooking classes. Stay tuned for more information.
The Foodways Symposium provides historical, cultural and practical insights into the region’s food and food systems, and equally important, serves as a yearly convening point for students, practitioners and the community to come together to ensure our local food system remains strong and vibrant.
The event is made possible in part by a grant from the KVCC Foundation.