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:
April 2016

Eels in smoker.
Ayukîi, Aiy-ye-kwee', Waqlisi, Hello!
Planning your garden? Dealing with pests? Visit the Mid Klamath Watershed Council Food Shed pages for excellent info on the vegetables and fruits that grow best here, along with planting calendars, soil, and disease prevention advice.
Have an item for the newsletter? Send it to Edith in the Berkeley office. Thanks!

Photos this issue by Chris Peters, Grant Gilkison, Mark Dupont and courtesy of the Karuk Tribe.
This Month on the River
Sipnuuk home page.
Karuk Tribe
NEWS FLASH - The Karuk Tribe proudly presents the Sipnuuk Digital Library! This online collection aims to support food security and sovereignty by providing researchers, tribal and local communities with information on our regional food security issues, solutions and knowledge of traditional and contemporary foods and materials. Easy to use and open to all - sign up at

This month, please join us Monday - Thursdays for gardening
(Happy Camp or Orleans),  native plant collection, and harvesting/managing cultural foods. Training provided! See below for dates and locations. Questions? Call or email Ron Reed, 530-627-3446 ext 3048.

Cultural biologist Ron Reed
Cultural Resource Harvest /Management, Mondays (4/11, 4/18, 4/25) 9am - 4pm. Meet at Orleans DNR Office.

Gardening in Orleans, CA, Tuesdays (4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26), 1-4 pm. Orleans Elementary Community Garden. Meet at Orleans DNR office. 

Gardening in Happy Camp, CA, Wednesdays (4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27)  meet at Happy Camp TANF office 10 am. TANF Bucket Gardens and Raised Beds, Family Resource Center Community Garden, and People's Center Native Plant Garden.

Herbarium Native Plant Collection, Thursdays (4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28) 9am - 4pm. Meet at Orleans DNR Office. Questions? Contact Ben Saxon, 530-627-3446.

Seed to Supper graduates
Seed to Supper Classes - Sign up now for this great 6-week beginning gardener series starting  April 5th in Chiloquin, April 14th in Beatty. Dinner provided. Contact Food Security Program Coordinator Perri McDaniel, 541-882-1487 ext 235 to sign up. 
We'll be back in the Chiloquin Garden soon and can use your help! Call Perri for dates and times in April.
Yurok Tribe
New Greenhouse - We'll be setting up a new greenhouse this month in the Weitchpec Tribal Community Garden, and we can use your help! For more information call Food Tech Jeannette Robbin
Our Food Crew has been eeling. We prepare cultural foods for distribution to elders.
s at 530-625-4130. 

Strawberry starts in Yurok community garden.

Home Visits - Food Tech Seagull Jordan can come out to help you get your garden growing! To schedule a time, call Chris Peters, 707-464-1852.

Mid Klamath Watershed Council
Animal Tracking Workshop co-presented with Karuk Tribe DNR and Sandy Bar Ranch. Learn the art of tracking! Saturday April 23, 9 am - 4 pm. $50.00 per person. For more information
Morels March 2015
contact Mark Dupont, 530-627-3202.

Seed Share -  Saturday 4/23, 10 am - 2pm, in Happy Camp at the ball park. Celebrate Opening Day with some new seeds! Info: Indigo Mack,, 530-643-1424. 

Afterschool in the Garden continues every Tuesday in Orleans. Come on out and support our kids!  Questions? Grant Gilkison, 530-627-3202.

Tribal CCC and new fence.

Tribal CCC installed a fence at Weitchpec Elementary School, recycling redwood which the kids will be paint and decorate later this month.  Planning 5 pumpkin hills this year... brought to you by UC Cooperative Extension!    

Community Events Calendar 
April 18 - 19  
Cohosted by the Yurok Tribe and Northern California Tribal Court Coalition  
Yurok Tribal Offices, Klamath CA
KTRCD's Annual Earth Day Event
April 22, 10 am - 2 pm 
Kin Ta Te Garden, Hoopa, CA

Sign up now: Resources and People Camp
Youth 13-18 learn natural resource management!
June 12 - 18
Lake of the Woods, OR

Upcoming in May: Free Online Permaculture Design Course from OSU.
See link for details. 

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

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