Once upon a time a bunch of culture teachers got together and decided to plant a garden in anticipation of their students returning. The End… Actually its just beginning.
We started with a blessing and felt blessed by the light rain that touched the earth. Everyone showed up, ready to reclaim a little space to represent sustainability and self-sufficiency. Two really big words with a lot of heart and positive intentions. Here’s what we did…
Prepared the space.
Built the boxes.
Filled it with dirt.
Organized the beds. (We have two herbs, one plant medicine and our three sister’s squash, the last of the four beds. There’s also a separate space for blueberries.)
Planted them and set-up the sprinklers.
Organically, the garden started to bring other teachers who found a sense of peace while being proactive and productive. It’s amazing how soil and plants can bring people together.
We decided to place it near the school since the plants are meant for Indigenous Culinary and we wanted the students to access the garden. It’s still maintained by the culture team and everyone has a day to weed and checkup on the plants.
PVC pipes were added to create a framework for bird netting. Our goal was to safeguard the plants while allowing the water and sunlight to flow through.
Reclaim the space while maintaining it.
Document what we’re creating through pictures, blog post and social media.
Use every garden moment as a teaching strategy. To inspire sustainability through one seed.