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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Community Garden and Earth Day Events

Over the course of two evenings, community members from the Bishop Paiute Tribe attended perma-culture workshops, with the intention of creating a community space. Guest speaker Olivia Chumacero of the Raramuri Tribe, from the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico shared her knowledge and work in perma-culture, emphasizing on the importance of a culturally relevant garden. Community members were encouraged to draw their dream gardens, and began putting these dreams into action.

On April 18, during the Tribe’s Earth Day celebration, a rock garden with monkey brush and violets and rows of marigolds and native plants were planted. Several community members also planted plants they brought from their home gardens. With participation from all ages, this project is sure to continue and flourish in the coming months. To get involved or support the garden, contact Rebecca Langham at the Elders' Program at

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