Bishop Paiute Native Food Gardens

The Bishop Paiute Tribe in Payahuunadu (the Owens Valley of California) is revitalizing the use of traditional foods in their community and re-establishing traditional food gathering areas within their 25-acre Conservation Open Space Area. New traditional food gardens will use traditional ecological knowledge to mimic ancient irrigation systems that were vitally integral to community food-systems pre-20th century. The Tribe’s Food Sovereignty Program will also be organizing elder-led traditional food field trips to share plant knowledge across generations.

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