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 sunflowers, an array of beans and corn as well as hardening off the starters we planted at the kitchen this spring.
The shape and design of the medicine wheel garden beds is really beginning to come to life, and I can only imagine what it’s going to look like once the plants start to really take off. The staff across the street at the Indian Health Board have been generous in their compliments of the progress we’ve made on the garden — they have the ultimate view out of their building from a couple stories high.