This week’s featured farmer is Lea Zeise. Lea is the descendant of Oneida women who have worked to improve their community through activism and community organizing. Her mother taught her the value of a healthy environment at an early age, bringing her along to protests against mining on the Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation in the 80s. Now an adult with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Lea has focused her energy on the improvement of agriculture on Tribal lands. Every day offers another opportunity to draw linkages between the health of the environment and her people, with food often playing a central role.


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