Kirsten Kirby-Shoote

Kirsten Kirby-Shoote is a Tlingit food activist, chef and urban farmer originally from Portland, Ore. In 2015, she moved to Detroit in order to explore Indigenous food sovereignty and how it's integrated into urban landscapes. Kirsten is dedicated to providing the community with access to traditional foods/medicines, her agriculture project (Leilú Gardens) mission is to cultivate relationships with our plant relatives and help heal the wounds of ancestral trauma. She also hosts pop-up dinners in Detroit to raise awareness of the local Indigenous food movement and create a more equitable food system.
The Transformative Power of Tending Seeds
Indigenous Peoples' Month
Indigenous activist and urban farmer Kirsten Kirby-Shoote on growing food and medicine for her community.
Nov 8, 2021