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Elderberry Wisdom Farm

Elderberry Wisdom Farm has planted a crop of blue elderberry plants and will be working in the rows on Saturday, September 18. This crop is Native to Oregon and will produce berries within two or three years. We will work in the morning removing the invasive plants around the bushes. We will also amend the soil and then plant a cover crop of red clover to add nitrogen to the soil. This will enrich the soil so it can grow a healthier crop of elderberries in future years. We look forward to volunteers who would like to join us to help us as a way to commemorate climate action week.

We also expect to cement our steel supports into the ground in preparation for the construction of our greenhouse. Our afternoon volunteers will help our contractor as he gets the cement poured and puts the steel posts into the ground. The rest of the greenhouse will be constructed two weekends later after the cement has hardened.

Elderberry Wisdom Farm purchased a greenhouse kit for our upcoming Traditional Ecological Knowledge Internship! Our 24' x 48' gable greenhouse has a strong steel structure that we will cement into the ground prior to our work parties so that our crews can get the greenhouse up and running during four weekend shifts on Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3.

This greenhouse is part of the training program for Native American interns participating in the Traditional Ecological Knowledge Workforce Development Project which will be held October through December 2021. This greenhouse will help our Native American interns integrate Traditional Ecological Knowledge with Western science so they can accomplish successful career pathways aligned with their own earth-based cultural heritage.

If you are interested in helping us, just sign up and let us know when you can join us over the weekend of October 2-3. Thanks so much for considering this opportunity.

3 Shifts

  • Sat Sep 18, 2021 - morning / 09:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    we are seeking volunteers to help us work in our blue elderberry patch
  • Sat Sep 18, 2021 - morning / 09:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    we are seeking volunteers to help us work in our blue elderberry patch
  • Sat Sep 18, 2021 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    we are seeking volunteers who will help us work in our blue elderberry patch
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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.

Education & Literacy
Race & Ethnicity


Sat Sep 18, 2021 - Sun Oct 03, 2021
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
This opportunity has 3 shifts


2281 Delaney Road SoutheastSalem, OR 97306



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


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • We are building the greenhouse over two days using a high quality kit constructed by Valley Greenhouse.

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