The goal of the collaborative Klamath River Basin Food Security Project is to re build  a sustainable food system that supports healthy communities, ecosystems and economies among the Karuk, Klamath and Yurok Tribes.

Building Food Security in the Klamath: February 2016
grafted tree doing well after a year

Ayukîi, Aiy-ye-kwee', Waqlisi, Hello!
Come out and help to build food security on the river this month! Learn new skills and meet your neighbors while caring for our trees, our gardens and our kids. All events are free and open to everyone. Hope to see you soon at a class or gathering near you!

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Photos this issue by Grant Gilkison
This Month on the River
planting vegetable starts
Karuk Tribe
The Karuk Tribe invites all community members to join us in plant specimen collection, orchard assessment and revitalization, acorn processing and gardening activities throughout the month of February. See description for more information, and below for specific dates. Weather may change the schedule, please call or email Ron Reed with questions, 530-627-3446 ext 3048.
  • Traditional Food Winter Youth Camp, Tuesday 2/2, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday 2/3, 10am - 3pm, Happy Camp Gym, Happy Camp, CA; Thursday 2/4, 9 am - noon, Junction School
    learning to crack acorns
    Office, Somes Bar, CA. Procuring Tan Oak acorns and dressing Black Tail deer. 
  • Orchards and Traditional Food Grove Restoration and Grafting, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Feb, 9am - 4pm. Meet at Karuk DNR. For more information contact Heather Rickard. 
  • Gardening in Happy Camp, CA, Wednesday 2/17 and 2/24, meet at Happy Camp TANF office 10am. Gardening at TANF Bucket Gardens and Raised Beds, Family Resource Center Community Garden, and People's Center Native Plant Garden.
  • Gardening in Orleans, CA,Thursdays in February, meet at Orleans DNR 9am. Community Garden, Senior Center Garden, Daryl Day Pay Memorial Native Plant Garden. For questions contact Ben Saxon.
  • Herbarium Specimen Collection and Mounting, beginning mid-February. Contact Ben Saxon or Megan Mucioki for more information.

Klamath  Tribes 
Community kitchen on its way: The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation recently granted $12,000 to help remodel the Chiloquin Food Security Program modular into a commercial grade community kitchen!  Here we will clean and prepare food grown in the Chiloquin community garden forcooking classes, food preservation classes and distribution to community members who need it most. Community support will make a big difference as we look for matching funds. Contact Food Security Program Coordinator Perri McDaniel, 541-882-1487 ext 235 to help out.

Seed to Supper Classes - Sign up now for this great 6-week beginning gardener series starting  in March or April in a location near you! Meet once a week, 5:30 - 7pm in Chiloquin, Beatty or Klamath Falls. Dinner provided. For more information, contact Perri.

Master Gardener training starts on Feb 24th and runs Wednesday 9am - 4pm for 13 weeks. Interested? Contact Perri, 541-882-1487 ext 235 for more information.

Yurok Tribe

The Yurok Tribe invites you to a Pruning Workshop in Pecwan, Friday Feb 5. For more information, call   Alita Redner,  530-625-4130 ext 1619.

Gardening - Our winter garden in Weitchpec can use your help! For more information call Food Tech Jeannette Robbins at 530-625-4130.  To find out what's happening on the coast, call Chris Peters, 707-464-1852.
January pruning workshop
Mid Klamath Watershed Council
January weather didn't keep folks away from pruning workshops! Please join us again for a grafting workshop coming up in March. For more information call Foodsheds Outreach Coordinator Grant Gilkison, 530-627-3202.

Afterschool in the Garden continues on Tuesdays in Orleans, CA. The kids love it when you volunteer! Please call Grant with questions.

Wingchung Kung Fu for youth continues every Wednesday 5 - 6:30 at MKWC's Panamnik Building in Orleans. Call Grant for more information.

Farmer Winter Workshops 
Nuts and bolts of farm management - record-keeping, biological pest control, social media and more!
Feb 9th and 16th in Eureka. Gas cards available if you're driving from inland! 
Call Deborah Giraud at 707-445-7351 for information and to sign up.

Community Events Calendar 
Humboldt Permaculture's Scion (Graftwood) Exchange
Bayside Grange #500, Bayside, CA
Saturday, Feb 13, 11am - 2pm
707-672-3102 for information

Humboldt Food Policy Council's Food Summit 2016
Humboldt State University
February 27, 9am - 3pm
Featuring Meagen Baldy on Healthy Eating in Indian Country!
More info: Barbara Browning at

This project is supported by the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture 

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Food Security Grant # 2012-68004-20018