Tribal Community Garden
The Snoqualmie Tribal Community Garden was created as a safe gathering space for the community to connect with each other and our foods.
The garden is installed and waiting for the Tribal Community to be able to gather safely again.
In the meantime, we are focusing on growing foods that can be canned or otherwise preserved so that we can share it at future Tribal events.
If you would like to hear the name “Community Garden” in the Snoqualmie Tribe’s indigenous language, Lushootseed, please listen to the audio provided on this page.
For more information about the Tribal Community Garden, please contact Jennifer Hartke at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Community Garden" in Lushootseed
Snoqualmie Tribe Employee Feedback
I likely would use this space for telling stories, drumming and singing where those who pass through might just stop and enjoy or in hopes join in.
The other would be to have a place free from the smokers to make handmade projects.
We could have language classes. There’s so many possibilities.
I would love to be able to hold group out there sometimes. We also have a Wellbriety group on Friday nights which is a community based self-help like AA but more like an Native American healing circle.
It would be awesome to be able to hold this meeting there as well. Also, with a fire pit there are several “burning” ceremonies we can do but we need a safe place to do so. Not large fires but burning our “resentments” “stories” “letters” “tears” that sort of thing.
I always wanted to see a garden to help tribal members and the community help each other eat healthier.
Also getting people in the recovery programs out to help out so they have a feeling of helping out too.
Being able to grow food for the community and be able to eat fresh.
I would love to utilize in the future for youth groups in teaching how to harvest, uses, and deliver to Elders.
Would love to utilize in the future for youth groups in teachings on how to grow things and a space to teach life skills, etc!