Community Resilience through Food at North Cascades National Park

Community Resilience through Food at North Cascades National Park

The Community Resilience through Food Sustainability and Native Plant Education Project is a five-year education project that will provide educational outdoor experiences, place-based learning, native plant education, food sustainability and gratitude for what we have for 160 youth participants each year.

Through partnerships between the North Cascades National Park Service Complex , Lummi Nation, Lummi Natural Resources, Lummi Nation School, Sauk-Suiattle Tribe, Darrington School District, the Glacier Peak Institute and 2,000 to 3,500 volunteer hours, youth and volunteer participants and community partners will: rehabilitate one greenhouse on school grounds; construct one greenhouse and multiple garden beds on school and tribal lands; grow and transplant native plants to park and tribal lands; grow and harvest sustainable, healthy food plants; develop and present education programs that meet Washington State standards; place-based learning through multiple field trips to North Cascades National Park Service Complex; develop, plant and install signs for the ethnobotanical garden at the North Cascades Visitor Center in Newhalem.