Minjimendan: Sustainable Indigenous Food Garden

Minjimendan, the Indigenous Foods Garden at rare, is an ongoing Indigenous knowledge project founded and directed by Mkomosé (Bearwalker) — Dr. Andrew Judge, recipient of the 2018 Ages Foundation scholarship.

The project utilizes Indigenous knowledge frameworks in its design and philosophy to create an engaging environment that ignites all senses. The spiralling terraced garden aims to inspire a revitalization of Indigenous foods systems and land based sustainability practices.

Visiting the garden awakens community members to knowledge found within their own ancestral teachings. By contributing to this space, both in its construction and its long term goal of creating an engaging educational forum where Indigenous land-based teachings can be recovered, shared, and disseminated widely community members are directly participating in Truth and Reconciliation.

The Indigenous Food Garden seeks to foster a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment for all — a sanctuary where threads of ancient wisdom can be woven in to the tapestry of your consciousness.

Watch a personal message from Dr. Andrew Judge below:

Click here to volunteer at the Sustainable Indigenous Food Garden!

Read CBC article: Indigenous foods garden in Cambridge sees growth

To donate to this project, contact:

Tamanna Kohi, Development & Communications Officer

Telephone: 519-650-9336 ext. 122

rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336
Charitable Registration:
#8776 15914 RR0001