We moved to rural Marion County and founded Elderberry Wisdom Farm in 2019 to restore ecosystems in a changing climate and to assist Native Americans in creating their own career pathways in the agriculture and horticulture fields.
The last few years have been a wake-up call to the realities of climate change and the need to restore
balance and build resilience.
Our projects connect our people with our Oldest Grandmother, our Earth Mother, in profound ways. These Native American students and interns are reaching deep into their cultural roots, re-learning the Traditional Ecological Knowledge of their ancestors, and developing their capacity to integrate traditional knowledges with western science.
Native Americans have a prophetic role of helping all peoples learn to care for the earth and for one another with respect and honor. Our projects also help younger generations of Native Americans develop skills and capacities to become leaders and role models committed to environmental restoration within their sacred landscapes.
Now, more than ever, we all need wisdom. We all need courageous commitment if we are to restore our ecosystems and local habitats. And we need the collaboration and support of one another.
We invite you to be a part of this movement toward wholeness, balance, and healing. Help us with your hands at one of our Outdoor Volunteer Days and get a taste of the healing that comes from working in nature. Help us expand our programs and offer training to more participants by becoming a Founding Donor and support us with a monthly contribution. Your contributions are an essential part of keeping
these programs running. We thank you.
Sara DeHoff is a writer, learning artist and author of Collaboration through Consultation. Drawing on 30 years of working in groups of various kinds, Sara writes about community building, working together and developing a learning mindset. She earned an M.Ed from Harvard and has lived, worked and studied in China, Japan, Taiwan and the Czech Republic.