Harvest4Knowledge is an Indigenous plant and traditional knowledge project taking place on the homeland of the Lekwungen people, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. The project set out to bring Indigenous plants and traditional knowledge into the minds and hearts of children and youth. Six schools in School District 61 (SD61)received grants to build Indigenous plant gardens,which includes planting Indigenous plants, restoring meadows and forest ecosystems and harvesting and making traditional medicines all in their schoolyard. Each Indigenous plant garden has interpretive signage in English and Lekwungen with QR codes that allow students to hear the spoken name of the plants in Lekwungen. Online curriculum is being developed to support teachers and their students to connect to the garden.
For more information, click here! Lkwungen Harvest4Knowledge – Project Overview 2019