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Assist Native American group with Native plant starts at Elderberry Wisdom Farm

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ORGANIZATION: Elderberry Wisdom Farm


Dear friends of Elderberry Wisdom Farm,

Greetings to each of you! Some of you have volunteered out here at our Farm in the past year or two so I'm checking in to say hello on this sunny day. I trust you are staying well and safe. We made a lot of progress at the farm the past two years, mostly thanks to our amazing group of volunteers. Two years ago, we potted over 800 Native plants in our temporary greenhouse and they were planted on the property along a 350 foot hedgerow along the road over the past two years.

We have received 500 new Native plant starts as we prepare to open our Native American Plant Nursery LLC this year. They are an awesome group of plant starts: Pacific Dogwood, Blue Elderberry, Thimbleberry, Oregon Grape, and others.


Help is needed for a few weekends this spring as we plant 500 new Native plant starts and other activities to prepare our farm for our upcoming Internship for Native Americans. See the list of plants below.

Some weeding in the Blue Elderberry patch followed by composting around the base of the plant and stake the small protective fence around the base of the plant. We are also weeding the 350' hedgerow, looking for native bee populations on the property, and counting the number of Native plants that lived through the last summer and winter.

We will plant Blue Elderberry, Nootka Rose, Mock Orange and Thimbleberry Native plant starts into 2 gallon pots. If there is still time we will plant Douglas Spirea, Low Oregon Grape and Tall Oregon Grape, Oceanspray and Pacific Crabapple.

Please feel free to email Rose at if you have questions.

Thanks, Rose

Rose High Bear (Deg Hit'an Dine, Inupiaq) Founder

Elderberry Wisdom Farm

2281 Delaney Road SE, Salem OR 97306

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About Elderberry Wisdom Farm



Mission Statement

Mission Statement: Elderberry Wisdom Farm (also known as Wisdom of the Elderberry Farm) is a Native American nonprofit which provides educational opportunities for diverse community members. Special emphasis is provided to Native Americans to receive experiential horticultural and agricultural workforce training, strengthen health and wellness, and increase workforce readiness so they can achieve prosperity and well-being for their families. We develop collaborative partnerships in order to sponsor, host and/or participate in events and activities with volunteers that promote organizational objectives.


Elderberry Wisdom Farm is located south of Salem near Sunnyside. We provide opportunities for community members to participate in activities with Native Americans engaged in horticultural and agricultural initiatives that integrate Native American principles, including Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) practices.

Specific objectives and purpose of this organization are:

To provide instruction and service learning activities in horticulture and agriculture workforce training

To provide pre-apprenticeship training in environmental assessment and habitat restoration

To provide opportunities for participants to engage in micro-enterprise internship training, including business plan development

To provide workforce readiness skill development, including training that strengthens health and wellness resiliency

To provide facilities, equipment and a team of educators so participants can engage in career pathway planning into related fields

To sponsor, host and/or participate in public and volunteer events and activities that promote organizational objectives

You can reach Wisdom of the Elderberry Farm at 2281 Delaney Road SE, Salem, OR 97306. Our phone number is 971 803-2348.


Race & Ethnicity
Community, Environment, Race & Ethnicity


Sun Mar 19, 2023 - Sun May 28, 2023
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM


2281 Delaney Rd SESalem, OR 97306



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 5
  • We have three-hour volunteer help sessions in the mornings and afternoons on March 19, March 25 and March 26.
  • Bring gardening gloves and wear rubber boots if you have them. We will have additional gardening gloves if you don't have them to bring.

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