Sharing knowledge about native plants is the keystone of our program. W̱SÁNEĆ ethnobotany teachings are woven into the workshops through hands-on connection to the native plants in our nursery and native plant gardens. Students also share their own knowledge learned form the families and community members about the use of these precious resources. In the workshops students learn how to propagate native plants, plant them in the native plant garden, and taste whatever is in season!
Students in our program also have opportunities to consider the larger context of native plants through our many ecological restoration opportunities. Students listen to stories of the land while doing invasive removal and planting native species, linking the stewardship of native ecosystems to their health and food security. All the restoration sites we work on are traditional resource areas for the W̱SÁNEĆ people, and their work contributes to the healing of the special places for generations to come.
Garden & Food Processing