Ira and Sariah talking in the Spelman Garden.

About the Project

The Heirloom Gardens Oral History Project is a collaboration of Princeton University, Spelman College, and the Ujamaa Cooperative Farming Alliance to collect oral histories of people who have worked to preserve Black and Indigenous seed and foodways through the Southeastern United States and Appalachia.  Working across six sites over two years, students and faculty will work with communities to interview and archive the stories of farmers, gardeners, chefs, community organizers, local historians and others who have been actively sustaining rich farming, culinary, and medicinal traditions.  

Work for the Project

The Heirloom Gardens Project is hiring interns for summer 2024. At this time, applicants must by undergraduate students enrolled at Princeton University. Interns will work for 8-weeks during June and July. The positions are funded through the Derian Internship Program and supported by the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship at Princeton University. Priority deadline for applying is Monday, February 12, 2024.
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Questions can be sent to [email protected] 

Supported by

The Princeton Alliance for Collaborative Research and Innovation, an initiative of the Office of the Dean for Research at Princeton University