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Wisdom Gardens Harvest

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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In November, Wisdom completed production on the last 12 of 36 sets of Discovering Our Story culturally tailored multimedia health and wellness curriculum. This career pathway planning curriculum will provide guidance for those exploring careers in k-12 education, higher education, tribal administration, social work, non-profit management, engineering, forestry engineering, archeology, medical and therapy fields, and…

Wisdom Newsletter: December 2012

  Wisdom Gardens is the most cost effective of five projects completed in 2012.   A $1,490 grant from the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District funded purchase of local Native species for our ethnobotanical and berry plantings. We tested, prepared, and supplemented the soil with good nutrients from Concentrates. We then grew several Three Sisters gardens using heirloom seedlings of…

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“I think if we are good students to these teachers, we will learn to live well, live now, with a heart full of compassion; think of all that their eyes have seen, how much joy and pain their hearts have experienced. What treasures they have to share! I have always called their teachings ‘heart treasures.’”…