Wisdom Gardens

Elderberry Harvest Celebration

Wisdom of the Elders invites you to Wisdom Gardens Harvest Celebration, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday Sep. 21. The “Wisdom of the Elderberry” syrup making demonstration was well received last year, and we hope to see both familiar and fresh faces this year. This event celebrates not only the healing properties of…

The Wisdom Project

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The Wisdom Project is a youth leadership initiative for Native and low-income youth in the greater Portland area. Wisdom of the Elders is developing a summer field science camp focused on environmental and climate change issues, with career pathway planning in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) fields. Integrating best practices of k-12 curricula from…

Community Garden Workday March 23, 2013

Wisdom Gardens has a garden plot at the nearby Earl Broyles Community Garden (SE 110th Ave & Francis). We’re saving this plot for families in the nearby Native American apartment complex that is just opening. We would love to have your help in preparing the plot for this year’s growing season! The work party is…

Farmers Market Volunteer Opportunities for Summer 2013

Wisdom Gardens will be selling heirloom tomato starts this summer at Portland Area Farmers Markets. Volunteers will be needed to staff the booths, assist with transportation, setup and teardown, and create signage and brochures. Email rell.wisdom@gmail.com if you are interested in helping us out this summer. A volunteer meeting and orientation will be held in…

Wisdom Gardens in the News

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Wisdom Gardens was featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Edible Portland magazine. In the article “Powerful Medicine: A garden gives Portland’s Native community a place to call home”, Executive Director Rose High Bear discusses the vision for Wisdom Gardens, and the importance of cultural resiliency in our local Native communities: “Get your hands dirty,…

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Wisdom Gardens was formed at Kelly Butte House last spring to provide gardening education and plots for our Native American community to grow their own food. Click here to read more.

Start a Garden!

WG Advisory Council

Wisdom Community Gardens Advisory Council wants our community to discover the abundance that can be provided by Portland’s rich natural world.  Our NCCC team is building six raised vegetable garden beds this week so our Native community can learn and grow healthy heirloom vegetables for their family. Please contact us if you are interested in…

Invitation to Wisdom Community Gardens Events

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 You are cordially invited to several upcoming Wisdom Community Gardens events this spring as Wisdom of the Elders launches our educational and organic heirloom vegetable garden at Kelly Butte House. A team of seven AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members will dedicate 2 1/2 weeks in late May and early June transforming the garden…