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Mother’s Cornbread, From the Kitchen of… YOU!

The Leopolds often ended their days gathered around a fire at the Shack perfecting Dutch oven recipes and sharing stories of the day. At the end of 2020, we invited you to join us in celebrating the Leopolds and their values by participating in the #LeopoldCornbreadChallenge. We hoped this would inspire you to return to “the essentials”: connecting with loved ones, especially during the holiday season.  

Your enthusiasm and heart in taking up this challenge amazed us, and the figurative Shack fireplace glowed as you made “Mother’s cornbread” all across the nation – from the East Coast (New York, Pennsylvania) to the West Coast (California, Idaho, New Mexico), to the Leopolds’ beloved Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin). Your cornbread, and the stories you shared along with your photos, illuminated how active the Leopold legacy is in your homes; you demonstrated how we can make connections across the miles, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Thank you for making Mother’s cornbread this winter!  

And now, for your viewing pleasure, please enjoy this selection of “Mother’s Cornbread” made by Leopold supporters near and far. 


Again, thank you to all who expressed your support for the Aldo Leopold Foundation, whether by making “Mother’s cornbread” or by making a gift to our Foundation. Your support ensures the Leopold legacy, and love of the land, will continue for years to come.