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:
March 2016

Ayukîi, Aiy-ye-kwee', Waqlisi, Hello!
March is time to get gardens and orchards ready for growing. Come on out to learn something new or teach what you know to a friend or neighbor. All events are free and open to the community. Hope to see you this month on the river!

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Photos this issue by Grant Gilkison and Mark Dupont
This Month on the River
amazing what you can grow here in winter!
Karuk Tribe
Everyone is invited to our free workshops on Grafting and Spring Greens & Eels. We can also use your help this month with gardening (Happy Camp or Orleans), Food Grove assessment,  and Roots and Shoots. Training provided! See description for details and below for specific dates and flyers. Weather may change the schedule, please call or email Ron Reed with questions, 530-627-3446 ext 3048.

Orchard Revitalization and Traditional Food Grove Assessment :
    • Mon, Tues 3/7, 3/8,  9am - 4pm in Orleans, CA - meet DNR Office
    • Weds 3/16, 10am - 3pm in Happy Camp, CA - meet TANF Office
    • For more information contact Heather Rickard.
veggie starts in the greenhouse
  Gardening in Happy Camp, CA, Wednesday 3/9, meet at Happy Camp TANF office 10am. TANF Bucket Gardens and Raised Beds, Family Resource Center Community Garden, and People's Center Native Plant Garden.

Gardening in Orleans, CA, Thursdays 3/10, 3/24, meet at Orleans DNR office 9am. Community Garden, Senior Center Garden, Daryl Day Pay Memorial Native Plant Garden. Questions? Contact Ben Saxon.

Fruit Tree Grafting at Sandy Bar Ranch, Mon & Tues 3/14, 3/15, 9am - 4pm. Meet at Orleans DNR Office.

Roots and Shoots Assessment at Ti Bar Site, Thurs 3/17, meet at Orleans DNR 9 am. Assess cultural burn area for food and fiber.

Stream Bait Monitoring at Bluff Creek, Mon 3/21, time TBD. Please call Lisa Hillman for info at 530-627-3446.-.

Spring Greens and Eels Workshop  in Orleans, Thurs 3/31, 5 - 7pm. Orleans DNR Office.

Klamath  Tribes 
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. Spots are still available - contact Food Security Program Coordinator Perri McDaniel, 541-882-1487 ext 235 to sign up. 

Community FEAST (Food, Education, Agriculture, Solutions Together) - Mark your calendar for Sat. April 2, 10am - 3pm at Chiloquin Community Center. Meet the folks who are raising, growing and sharing food in Chiloquin, and share a meal with your neighbors! Call Perri to reserve your seat.

Yurok Tribe
New Greenhouse - We'll be setting up a new greenhouse soon in the Weitchpec Community Garden, and we 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.

Making sprout gardens
Mid Klamath Watershed Council
Grafting Workshop copresented with the Karuk Tribe -  3/26, 1 - 4pm, Elk Creek Ranch, Happy Camp. Learn to graft young seedlings and mature trees. Everyone leaves with a grafted apple tree! For more information contact Mark Dupont , 530-627-3202.

Afterschool in the Garden continues every Tuesday in Orleans, rain or shine. The kids love it when you volunteer! Questions? Ask Grant Gilkison, 530-627-3202. 

Community and School Garden Workday - Wed 3/9, 10 am - 1pm, behind Happy Camp Elementary School and Family Resource Center. Help us get the garden ready for spring planting! Volunteers please bring shovels and loppers. More info: Indigo Mack,, 530-643-1424.

Garden prep time! We're setting up a new garden at Weitchpec School.

Orchard Workshop -
Sat 3/12 in Pecwan.
  Grafting and care of fruit trees. Bring a string trimmer if you have one. Call Deborah Giraud at 707-445-7351 for more information.  

Community Events Calendar 
March Climate Change Workshops: Focal Resources and Scenario Planning
March 7 - 8 (Eureka) and March 9 - 10 (Redding)
Cohosted by US Forest Service and EcoAdapt

Save the Date: Restoring the Balance: A Tribal Food Security Gathering
April 18 - 19th
Yurok Tribal Offices, Klamath CA
Cohosted by the Yurok Tribe and Northern California Tribal Court Coalition

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

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