“I really hope this is a space of just healing,” Brandon Baity, interim executive director of the Indigenous Association in Fargo, said in an interview with Minnesota Public Radio during a planting ceremony of the Concordia’s new Indigenous herb garden.
Concordia College recently partnered with the Indigenous Association to plant traditional medicinal and sacred herbs in the college’s Cornucopia organic garden center.
The Indigenous garden falls in line with the college’s goals to create culturally important spaces on campus for students and for the public. As garden manager Sarah Stauner said in the report, it was an obvious action to be taken. “Just start to educate people more about different cultures and engage students in a different way,” she said.
Everyone is welcome to collect herbs when needed. The garden is at the corner of 11th Street and 12th Avenue South in Moorhead.