In the Ojibwe language, wild rice (Zizania palustris) is called manoomin, meaning “good berry,” “harvesting berry,” or “wondrous grain.”
Jessica Milgroom works at the nexus of healthy food, land, and communities through agroecology and food sovereignty movements. Other interests include decolonization, socially just policy, access to land, water and biodiversity, and forced resettlement. She earned a PhD from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. She is a founding member of the Cultivate! collective and an associate professor at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at the University of Coventry in the UK.