Cherokee Farming and Gardening

Cherokee FRTEP provides technical assistance to Cherokee farmers and
gardeners. The annual garden contest grows in popularity each year. In
2006, 54 Cherokee gardens were in the competition. Over the past 3
years, the Chief's Cherokee Family Garden Project has distributed 1250
garden kits and 1000 apple trees to families to promote traditional
family gardening. Two new interest groups have formed and meet monthly
in Cherokee, the Smoky Mountain Beekeepers and the Cherokee Native
Plant Study Group. Farming activities on two tribal farms are
coordinated though the FRTEP Agent. Field days and on-farm
demonstrations occur at these community farms.

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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Cherokee garden