Nisqually Community Garden works toward Tribal self-sufficiency and overall mental, physical, and spiritual health. We grow traditional plants, vegetables, berries, and fruit trees. All produce is distributed directly to Nisqually tribal members & community. We also host classes, provide job training services to tribal members through the Tribe and SPIPA, preserve food & medicines, put on annual events, and work closely with many tribal departments. Our services are offered to Tribal and community members.

Services/Program Available:

  • Weekly Garden Stand (June-October)
  • Weekly Elders Box Program
  • Elders Garden Bed Program
  • Weekly Elders Center Delivery (for elders only)
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Body care products
  • Preserved and dried produce
  • Natural Medicine and Teas
  • Garden tours & youth field trips
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • On-the-job training
  • Garden Consultation
  • Annual harvest party
  • Teach classes on and off campus

Workshops Offered:

  • Medicine Making
  • Making body care products
  • Gardening tips

The Nisqually Tribe has a long history of Community Gardens, dating back at least to the 1970s. The current Nisqually Community Garden at the Culture Center began in 2009 on 410 acres of farmland at the mouth of the Nisqually River that was purchased by the Tribe in 1998. Hundreds of acres of this farmland were restored to estuary after being dammed for about 100 years in order to make it farmable. The Nisqually Tribe Department of Natural Resources removed the dams and planted thousands of native plants, re-storing this critical salmon habitat. The Community Garden sits on about 70 acres of uplands overlooking this restored estuary.

Community Garden Staff:

Chantay Anderson, Program Manager
(360) 456-5221 ext. 1166;; Cell: (360) 821-1400


Grace Ann Byrd, Field Tech II

(360) 456-5221 ext. 1165;


Clarisse Randolph, Field Tech II
(360) 456-5221 ext. 1165;


Heather Urban, Field Tech I
(360) 456-5221 ext. 1165;


Destiny Bracero, Field Tech I
(360) 456-5221 ext. 1165;





garden_schedule.jpgDuring garden stand season, the stand will be held on Tuesday's from 12:30 - 3:00pm behind the administration building and on Fridays from 12:30 - 3:00pm outside of the new health clinic. Also, Elders produce boxes are delivered every Tuesday Morning to elders houses or the elders center no later than 10:00 am. 


IMPORTANT: Please bring your own bag for veggies! DONATIONS NEEDED!





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lightbulbicon30x30.jpg Downloadable Flyers (Require Adobe Reader, click here dowloadicon_25x25.jpg to download it for free)


 dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  10 Years of the Nisqually Community Garden Article from Newsletter
 dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Nisqually Traditional Food & Medicine Garden

 dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Nisqually Garden Info Brochure

 dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Elders Weekly Produce Box Registration Form

 dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Elders Brochure for Weekly Produce Boxes

 dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Nisqually Food Sovereignty Assessment
 dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Appendix 1 Directory of Food Services at Nisqually Indian Tribe
 dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Appendix 2 Food Sovereignty Survey



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