Fall 2013, Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 quarters
- Marja Eloheimo ethnobotany, environmental and cultural anthropology, plant studies
- Fields of Study
- Native American studies, botany, communications, community studies, consciousness studies, education, environmental studies, health and writing
- Preparatory for studies or careers in
- environmental studies, horticulture, landscape design, garden/museum interpretation, botany, Indigenous studies, cultural anthropology, communications, and writing
Working as a multidisciplinary project team, this yearlong program has a mission. Students will engage in hands-on work to continue to transform the fledgling ethnobotanical garden at the Evergreen “House of Welcome” Longhouse by refining existing habitat areas and developing the sayuyay Sister Garden (a medicinal portion of the garden patterned after a project on the Skokomish Indian Reservation). Through this work, we will create a valuable educational resource and contribute to multiple communities including Evergreen, local K-12 schools, local First Nations, and a growing global collective of ethnobotanical gardens that promote environmental and cultural diversity and sustainability.
During fall quarter, students will become acquainted with the garden and its plants, habitats, history, and existing interpretive materials. We will carry out fieldwork, develop plant identification skills, engage in seasonal garden care, review archival materials, and meet some of the people behind the garden's development. We will also refine specific garden and book designs and implementation plans. Students will have the opportunity to select specific projects for individual and group work.
During winter quarter, we will focus on the garden's "story" through continued work on existing signage, a book draft, and/or other interpretive materials such as a web page. Students will work independently on skill development, research, and project planning or implementation in their selected areas of interest. Students will also be active during the winter transplant season and will prepare procurement and planting plans for the spring season.
During spring quarter, we will plant and care for the garden and present our interpretive materials to the community, wrapping up all of the work we have begun.
This program requires commitment to a meaningful real-world project and strongly encourages yearlong participation. It also cultivates community by nurturing each member's contributions and growth and acknowledges the broader contexts of sustainability and global transformation.
- Advertised Schedule
- 9:30a-5:30p Sat, 9:30a-1:30p Sun (Online and field work will substitute for classes in weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 of each quarter.)
- Campus Location
- Online Learning
- Hybrid Online Learning 25 - 49% Delivered Online
- Greener Store
- Required Fees
- $45 per quarter for garden and art supplies
- Offered During
|March 8th, 2013||Required fee description updated.|