Program Areas

Farmer man holding wooden box full of fresh raw vegetables. Basket with fresh organic vegetable and peppers in the hands.

Agriculture and Food Systems

Americana envisions rural and urban landscapes in Michigan where the community is connected to the food system; where agricultural producers are prosperous and focused on sustainability; and where agriculture supports public health, diverse business opportunities, and livable communities for all.

An engraver is carving a piece of wood frame

American Heritage

Americana supports organizations that preserve, interpret, and exhibit early American art and material culture as a bridge to understanding place and identity; as a means of celebrating the craftsmanship and creativity of early American artisans; and in a way that reflects an inclusive narrative of early American history.

Enjoying a windy boat tour of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior in Munising, Michigan - Upper Peninsula - 2 women with wild windblown hair

Natural Resources

Americana supports the conservation of Michigan's abundant natural resources and the Great Lakes; a natural environment that is healthy, diversified and beautiful with clean water, air, and soil; scenic landscapes that are preserved and respected; and robust natural resource stewardship in Michigan communities.

We support the sustainable development of agriculture and community food systems, the protection of natural resources, and an inclusive narrative of early American art and history.

Additional Program Interests

Summer camper harvesting tomatoes at MSU Tollgate Farm. Photo Credit: Roy Prentice

Tollgate Farm

Students at EARTH's Campus in Costa Rica. Photo Credit: [emailed Victor 1/11/2024]

EARTH University

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