UW’s Native Garden fostering community, sustainability among students (from King 5 News)

“The UW Native Garden is a place for indigenous students to share their culture and community to learn about combining tradition with modern techniques.

SEATTLE — A garden in the corner of the UW Farm at the Center for Urban Horticulture is offering a space for growth and learning, with volunteers invited to be part of the process.

Sarai Mayer, food sovereignty liaison at the UW Native Garden, became involved with the project while working toward her double degree in plant biology and anthropology.

“I’m trying to get a doctorate in ethnobotany,” said Mayer. “I’m really interested in research around indigenous science and knowing more of the relationship between plants and humans and really studying plants through a cultural lens.”

Mayer’s role is to manage the garden, work with the community to determine what to grow and how to grow it, and help volunteers learn techniques to work the land together.”


Read the full article by Erica Zucco to learn more about the garden, what happens to the food produced there, and the focus on positively impacting sustainability and climate change. You can also learn more about how to volunteer, including contact information for getting involved.

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach