It’s been a couple weeks since our last garden update, and boy have things taken off! The amaranth and sunflowers are so tall you can barely see over them. The squash is very happy and running out of room, so it’s climbing into the bed of sun chokes. And the cucumbers and radishes are already […]
With the opening of our sister restaurant Owamni nearing, some of their staff has been working with us in the Indigenous Food Lab (IFL) to research, taste, and develop their menu. The kitchen at Owamni is still in need of some last finishing touches as equipment and resources are coming in slower than expected due […]
One of the most asked questions we get either via email, in response to meal kits we’ve done, or just people stopping us in the IFL, is “where can I buy Indigenous foods or food products?” A large part of our mission at NĀTIFS is to promote and provide access to Indigenous food vendors to […]
So it’s been a couple of weeks since things started sprouting in the garden, and we’re really starting to see some growth now. Starting to see our first squash fruits, sunflower blooms, raspberries and strawberries. The beans, tomatoes, and sun chokes are thriving. Take a look below!
Last week, the kitchen staff headed out to Battle Creek Park in St. Paul to go foraging. They carefully harvested a bunch of stinging nettle (using leather gloves of course!). Now despite the stinging hairs all along the leaves and stems and their bad reputation, there are actually many uses for nettle both edible and medicinal.
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Well, we finally have plants in the ground! After clearing out the garden, we’ve begun seeding some of the empty beds and have discovered that there are a lot of perennial plants flourishing from previous years. We have found raspberries, strawberries, wild grapes, sage, nettle, sunchokes, burdock, and more. We have put in seeds for […]
This summer, we are working in partnership with the Indian Health Board (IHB) to cultivate a medicine garden (mashkiikii gitigan in Anishinaabe) at the 24th St. Urban Garden in Minneapolis. We started clearing out the garden — located across the street from the IHB medical and dental center on East 24th Street — in early […]