Thursday, November 3, 2016

Putting The Turtle Garden to Bed for Winter

The SDI staff and interns put the Turtle Garden at SDI to bed for the winter. The Turtle Garden is a project started in the spring of 2014. The garden was developed from ideas brought forward at community engagement meetings involving the concept of food sovereignty. The garden is planted in the shape of a turtle with 13 garden plots, for the 13 cycles of the moon. The shape and 13 garden plots represent the outer shell of a turtle’s back.  Individual plots are adopted and planted by SDI interns, CMN students and the community. Produce from the garden is also sold at the campus Farmer’s Market, Kehtekaewak (they eat food) during summer and fall.

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