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Elderberry Wisdom Farm


Elderberry Wisdom Farm is seeking volunteers who would like to learn Native American habitat restoration while working with our cohort of Native American interns. We are tending our elderberry plants this fall and expanding the patch to include some new elderberry plants. We are weeding around the 20 plants that we have already planted. We will then expand the patch by planting 50 new plants. Volunteers will work with the team every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon this fall between 2-4 pm.

All activities are outside and are COVID-19 safe. Please dress for the weather.

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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.

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Thu Oct 21, 2021 - Thu Dec 09, 2021
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM


2281 Delaney Road SoutheastSalem, OR 97306



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


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 8
  • 2 hours from 2-4 pm on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
  • wear outdoor clothing and footware

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