The Indigenous Food and Medicine Garden is an outdoor space that fosters a welcoming and inclusive community on-campus and promotes Indigenous presence, Indigenous Knowledge exchanges, and community involvement while engaging peoples in growing Indigenous organic and sustainable foods and plants for future generations.
Promote farming practices and teachings of Indigenous peoples of the local region.
Provide experiential educational opportunities for community members, students and staff with respect to Indigenous worldview and customary planting, growing and harvesting techniques.
Offer opportunities to learn about the spiritual significance of plants based on ancient Indigenous customs.
Offer a welcoming green space on campus that engages communities in hands on learning of Indigenous Knowledge. Course development around customary Indigenous planting techniques will be explored.
Give students, staff and community members the opportunity to grow their own food and medicines.
Grow Medicines such as Sage and Tobacco for community members to use for praying and smudging.
Grow vegetables such as corn, beans and squash to be used for an annual feasts and gatherings.
Share Indigenous Knowledge and develop academic partnerships on and off-campus.