Joint Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology & Society for Economic Botany in Madison, Wisconsin June 3-7, 2018
There are many local attractions that will make interesting field trips. Those that are confirmed so far include a tour of the Aztalan archaeological site (occupied 1100-1250 CE and thought to be affiliated with Cahokia), led by Dr. Sissel Schroeder, Archaeologist at UW-Madison, and also a tour of several sites demonstrating ancient agricultural raised fields and other ancient land modification practices, led by Dr. William Gartner, Department of Geography of UW-Madison.
Other attractions that we hope to include as field trips would include some right within Madison, including effigy mounds within campus and many sites around the city; the UW-Madison Arboretum, which includes the world’s oldest prairie restoration and other remnants (https://arboretum.wisc.edu/explore/remnants/); and Olbrich Botanical Gardens, with 16 acres of outdoor gardens and a tropical conservatory. A bit further afield is Growing Power<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"> (http://www.growingpower.org/) an urban agriculture and empowerment project with greenhouses and aquaculture in Milwaukee, WI. Wisconsin is famous for beer and cheese, so tours of a cheese factory and brewery would be possible. Other trip options are under development.