I am working with the Nooksack Indian Tribe and we have a traditional foods grant where were trying to decrease diabetes and other diseases by getting back to the old way of eating and putting in gardens and harvesting wild plants. It is a new grant but one that is exciting for me to be involved with. If anyone is interested let me know. One project is to map the places where wild harvest has taken place over the years for the tribe and try to get folks back to it!
I am so happy you are starting a neighborhood garden group too. Our group does not have a whole lot planned yet, we had one wild and successful potluck, and now people are signing up with the "Group" I created on this site so we can communicate with each other. Hey, I will invite you to be a member of our group just so you can see what people are posting. I highly recommend setting up a Group through this site; it is very helpful.
Basically, we have started giving each other starts and seeds, and helping a few new gardeners set up raised beds or container gardens, loaning tools to each other-- we want to do a lot more of these types of things. We might end up having a monthly potluck and garden tour, or something like that.
I have one friend in Lake Padden area who is a gardener and a super nice guy-- I will send you his email.
Do you think the Lummi tribe or any other WA state native American tribe would be interested in starting a sustainable community? Do you think they understand that we need to reduce our population and thereby giving our children a bigger footprint on which to survive?
Oh, what is with the pink hair? Is that a tribe custom now? Just kidding. I could care less. I try to see thru these kinds of things.
I worked in my wetlands today around my condo. I am cutting firewood for my friend and co-worker. I have no place to grow food, but there is a lot of land in the commons or public lands. I would like to invest in farm land. Sort of like an insurance policy given we are headed for hyperinflation and I can't eat gold. Anyway, gold prices bounce around too much for my liking.
Mill Creek, WA