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ORGANIZATION: Elderberry Wisdom Farm


Elderberry Wisdom Farm is a small Native American nonprofit located just south of Salem. We have a small greenhouse that we plan to use this spring and summer as a vegetable garden. We are looking for a small team of volunteers who will dedicate a couple of hours each week to its care.

We have germinated organic heirloom vegetable seeds during March. During April we will prepare raised beds and add soil in our greenhouse. The plants will be ready to be moved outside into our greenhouse by May. We may also construct a vertical garden on the structure in April. The veggies will be grown thru the spring and summer. Produce left over will be distributed free to the volunteers and low-income Native American families who live in the Salem area.

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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


Tue Apr 05, 2022 - Tue Jun 21, 2022
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM


2281 Delaney Road SoutheastSalem, OR 97306



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  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • We ask volunteers to dedicate 2-3 hours one or more weeks if you are available to help us on Tuesday afternoons.
  • It is not required, but if you know about organic heirloom vegetable gardening that is a plus.

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