Foodscaping a Tribal College – The purpose of the project is to provide the Northwest Indian College (NWIC) and Lummi Communities with a model of food sovereignty and local access to organic, traditional foods.
Project Background: In the academic year of 2014/2015 Northwest Indian College (NWIC) was awarded a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Tribal ecoAmbassador Internship program in support of a project entitled "Food Scaping" a Tribal College. The purpose of this project is to research traditional indigenous foods, growing habitats, obtaining longitudinal data of plants related to climate change and design permaculture involving soil, air water, and placement on the college campus. By establishing sustainable food sovereignty model of a nut and berry food forest on the NWIC campus, students and Lummi Nation community members can learn from this garden about food sovereignty and permaculture gardening.
Observation: This is the first spring since the Salish Garden was planted; this is an attempt to capture significant moments in the plants' development.
briansblog - Northwest Indian College – Compton, B. (n.d.). Food Scaping a Tribal College - 2014-2015 Tribal ecoAmbassador Internship Program (Food Forest). Retrieved July 11, 2017, from http://blogs.nwic.edu/briansblog/internships/food-scaping-a-tribal-college-tribal-ecoambassador-internship-program-2014/
Columbine on the east side of the path photo taken by Lynda J
Columbine on the west side of the path photo taken by Lynda J
Food Forest Garden Northwest Indian College, photo taken by Sonni Tadlock
Informational Sign on the garden photo taken by Sonni Tadlock
Linnaea Borealis (Twin flower) photo taken by Lynda J
Nettle seeding (this plant is a couple of weeks more mature than the rest of the nettle on campus). photo taken by Lynda J
The Garry Oak has leaves photo taken by Lynda J
Wild Strawberries beginning to fruit photo taken by Lynda J