Elders Lodge Garden 2005 asehmaa (tobacco), corn, beans, squash, radishes, tomatoes, peppers.
Transcript of Elders Lodge Garden 2005 asehmaa (tobacco), corn, beans, squash, radishes, tomatoes, peppers.
Elders Lodge Elders Lodge GardenGarden20052005
asehmaa (tobacco), corn, asehmaa (tobacco), corn, beans, squash, radishes, beans, squash, radishes,
tomatoes, pepperstomatoes, peppers
Goal: revive traditional use Goal: revive traditional use and teachings of asehmaaand teachings of asehmaa
Asehmaa is the Asehmaa is the messengermessenger
that carries our words, that carries our words, thoughts, and prayers to thoughts, and prayers to
the creator.the creator.
Our prayers are powerful. Our prayers are powerful. Each day we offer asehmaaEach day we offer asehmaa
to the Gitchie Manitou, the to the Gitchie Manitou, the Mishomisanawn, and the Mishomisanawn, and the
Our medicine plants Our medicine plants become stronger, our water become stronger, our water
cleaner andcleaner and
we continue to thrive as we continue to thrive as Anishinabe, Anishinabe,
the indigenous people of the indigenous people of this land.this land.
Our process for creating Our process for creating the garden:the garden:
1.1. Brainstormed potential locations – Elders LodgeBrainstormed potential locations – Elders Lodge2.2. Elders Lodge management approvedElders Lodge management approved3.3. Elder residents consultedElder residents consulted4.4. Garden space tilledGarden space tilled5.5. Rows and mounds createdRows and mounds created6.6. Compost collected and spread on gardenCompost collected and spread on garden7.7. Planting done by all volunteers with Elders presentPlanting done by all volunteers with Elders present8.8. WeedingWeeding9.9. Fence installedFence installed10.10. WeedingWeeding11.11. HarvestingHarvesting
**continued watering and love by Elder residents**continued watering and love by Elder residents
original Mohawk seeds original Mohawk seeds are now at:are now at:
Early morning of Early morning of plantingplanting
Earl and Ray ready to Earl and Ray ready to plantplant
Garden just before Garden just before plantingplanting
Additional garden for Additional garden for individual residentsindividual residents
Sharon explaining how Sharon explaining how its doneits done
This is how……This is how……
Grandmas begin Grandmas begin planting….planting….
Becky working hardBecky working hard
Everyone pitches inEveryone pitches in
Be ready to get your Be ready to get your hands dirty!hands dirty!
Vegetables are plantedVegetables are planted
Asehmaa being carefully Asehmaa being carefully plantedplanted
It is very preciousIt is very precious
Sharon & Doreen sing the Sharon & Doreen sing the asehmaa songasehmaa song
Last row for plantingLast row for planting
Tip: use hay to keep the Tip: use hay to keep the weeds outweeds out
Look how beautifulLook how beautiful
If the rabbits are If the rabbits are feasting do thisfeasting do this
Tomato plantsTomato plants
The three sisters The three sisters moundsmounds
Precious and so Precious and so beautiful!beautiful!
Do you know what this Do you know what this is?is?
The endThe end
For more information contact:For more information contact:
Sharon Day at 612-870-1723 Sharon Day at 612-870-1723 ex 11ex 11