Tune in April 11 at noon for a fascinating online lecture offered by the UC Botanical Garden.
“Finding Solace in the Soil: The Archaeology of Gardens and Gardeners at Colorado’s Japanese American Incarceration Camp,” is an online lunchtime lecture by Dr. Bonnie J. Clark (University of Denver).
During World War II, Americans of Japanese ancestry were removed from their homes and placed into confinement camps throughout the western U.S. This presentation overviews the methods and results of six seasons of landscape archaeology at one of those sites—Amache—located in southeastern Colorado. The site contains an incredibly well-preserved record of how the people incarcerated there transformed a hostile landscape through strategy and skill. By integrating a program of historical research, community engagement, and intensive garden archaeology, the University of Denver Amache project is expanding the view of what incarceree gardens are, how they were created, and their import, both to those who made them and us today.
Finding Solace in the Soil: The Archaeology of Gardens and Gardeners at Colorado’s Japanese American Incarceration Camp
The Botanical Garden hosts Dr. Bonnie J. Clark, University of Denver
April 11, 12-1pm via Zoom
Click here to register for this free program.