A Farewell and New Directions

Greetings from the (home office) of the Allen Centennial Garden. As we’ve moved through the last several months, we’ve certainly been learning a lot about ourselves and our place in the world. We’ve seen more …

From the Director

When our year took an unexpected turn in March 2020, our team was in the midst of strategic planning and redefining/clarifying our values and goals for the coming years. As the pandemic unfolded, we listened, watched, and contemplated what it meant for the Garden. Ultimately, we landed on a vision that we would be, “A…

UW-Madison Land Acknowledgement

The University of Wisconsin–Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory. Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin. This…

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