Center for Cherokee Plants

One of the exciting projects under development is the Center for
Cherokee Plants. The Center will be a headquarters for growing
culturally significant Cherokee plants. The Center will consist of a
nursery and garden area for propagating and growing Cherokee
traditional vegetables, wild edible plants, plants significant as
Cherokee artisans' resources, and native plants for landscape
revegitation projects and a building to house the Cherokee Traditional
Crops Seed Bank. Public educational programs will be developed and held
at the Center on a regular basis. The Center stemmed from a seed bank
feasibility study lead by Kevin Welch. Funding for these projects,
secured by the FRTEP Agent, is from the Cherokee Preservation
Foundation with additional funders pending.

Contact Information

Sarah McClellan

Project Director and Extension Educator
(828) 554-6935
(828) 497-6811

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Cooperative Extension,
876 Acquoni Road,
P.O. Box 456,
, NC 28719


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