Dirt, Plants, and Food: Bringing the Humanities into the Garden

When the Obermann Center announced this summer’s Humanities for the Public Good Internships, I eagerly read through them in hopes of finding a position related to my studies. One description and required qualification quickly captured my attention: “Ability to perform…

Willa Cather and Kolaches along the Iowa Valley Scenic Byway

This summer, I am working alongside Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development to create a booklet that introduces readers to food traditions along the Iowa Valley Scene Byway, a 77-mile route where people of Belgian, German, Meskwaki and Czech decent (among others) live, work and eat...