Salish Roots Farm

The Squaxin Island Garden is located in the Kamilche Valley, which is translated to English as “the Peaceful Valley”, on a ten-acre parcel. The Garden features forested wetlands lined with native plants, an abundant orchard, a small berry field and a thriving vegetable garden. The Garden was established in 2016 with the mission to increase access to culturally relevant foods, as well as locally-grown organic produce.

Impacts and empowerment:

  • Promote sovereignty and community self-sufficiency by using Tribally-owned land for food production
  • Promote skill-building for community in the areas of food production, food preparation and preservation, traditional food and medicine knowledge
  • Promote nutrition and healthy living through education material and classes
  • Promote local ownership of food systems
  • Promote food security and health outcomes for the Squaxin Island community
  • Promote wild foods education and community reclamation of traditional foods and medicine

Branches of Salish Roots Farm

How to Get Involved

Our Partners:

  • Squaxin Island Tribe
    • Skookum Creek Tobacco
    • Island Enterprises
    • Little Creek Casino Resort
    • Clam Fresh
    • Salish Seafoods
    • Native Sun Grown
    • Salish Cliffs Golf Course
  • Helsing Junction Farm
  • Skokomish Tribal Garden
  • Davis Family Farm
  • South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA)
  • Northwest Indian College
  • Nisqually Tribal Garden
  • Garden-Raised Bounty (GruB)
  • South Puget Sound Community College
  • Evergreen State College
  • Washington State University Extension Office (Thurston & Mason Counties)
  • Mason County Master Gardeners
  • Alta Lumber Mill