WABI will be in a transition phase for 2023 as we at Wisdom navigate changes with flexibility and a greater understanding of the need, demand, and direction to support the startup and development of businesses in today’s economic climate and global climate change.
As Native American (American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander) adult interns plan and create an agricultural/horticultural micro-enterprise business in Oregon, WABI will provide support services, including entrepreneur business development training, strategic planning, business plan development, and financial planning.
INFORMATION ABOUT WABI:
Interns will achieve training and create a business plan over the course of PAID internship for the duration of the program. Training will be provided through seminars in our Portland classroom, a plant nursery south of Portland, and other field visits in Marion County, Multnomah County, and surrounding areas that become more available.
In addition to a monthly stipend, interns will be provided 1:1 matching funds from a local CDFI for business start-up costs! The interns will receive ongoing support for at least three years from the Wisdom Agricultural Coop as they continue growing their business!
Past Projects and opportunities
How to Beat the Winter Blues with Tea, Plants, and Oils Part I
(St John's Wort, Citrus, Vitamin C and Rose Hips) Having experienced the snow and heavy rains so soon this year we are headed for what is classically called the “dark of winter.” This is the time when the ice settles in and stories are told to pass the time and...
Staying healthy for the Holiday season with the backdrop of Covid still here
Warming for Winter and Helping the Immune System The Holiday season is upon us with the backdrop of Covid-19 influencing how our lives have changed. Stress and for some lack of sleep, anxiety, and an overall “not feeling so good” can take their toll on our immune...
Native American Saturday STEAM Academy
2014 Fourth Annual Wisdom of the Elderberry Harvest Celebration
Join us in September for Wisdom of the Elders 4th Annual Wisdom of the Elderberry Syrup Harvest Celebration at Wisdom Gardens. The harvest celebration will focus on Wisdom's elderberry plants and the elderberry's healing properties to support a healthy immune system...