Group aims to show importance of farming to Guam


One non-profit organization will hold an online event that seeks to inspire the island community to be more agriculturally independent.

Guahan Sustainable Culture is a group dedicated to encouraging ideas and strategies on environmental sustainability in the island.

Humanities scholar and secretary of Guahan Sustainable Culture, Kristin Oberiano, talked about the group’s upcoming launch event “Ginen I Gualo: Histories of Farming and Agriculture on Guahan” — an online resource to help residents understand the context of Guam’s agricultural history and community.

“We do this in two ways. We do an archival history to overview how farmers on Guam, Chamorro and Filipino farmers, have been farming since a long time ago, thousands of years ago, and we also look at interviews about a dozen farmers on how they are cultivating farmland today,” Oberiano said.

She added: “Ultimately, what we want to do with Ginen i Gualo is to provide a resource to people to understand and really get to know the farmers on island, to support their local farmers, eat local food, and support food sovereignty.”

The Ginen i Gualo online launch event was made possible by a grant from the Humanities of Guahan

It will take place on Saturday, January 30th at 10 am.

For more information and to register for the event, visit their website.