Daluviwi’ Community Garden

Volunteer Opportunities
Garden Curriculum
Daniel Holsapple, BLR

May 2021

Daluviwi’ Community Garden Update

May already!? Well that’s just par for the course; spring comes along and before you know it summer is just around the corner.

The garden is a sea of flowers right now. Besides the wild radish, strawberry, and apple blossoms, our native camas and fringed redmaids are in full bloom as well, adding a wonderful splash of deep purple to the garden.

Our farm stand has been installed and all that it needs is a bit more paint and some interior work. Then it should be ready just in time for our first harvests of the season. We also have a wonderful new sign at the entrance to the Community Garden, look for it on your way into the Rancheria. We plan to add a chalkboard in the sign kiosk that will have the farm stand’s hours and will highlight the available produce.

We are working on the paths for our individual garden plots right now as well. The space has been laid out and weed fabric is being put down between the beds. This will then be covered in some fresh woodchips. We can’t wait to see what our garden members do with their plots.

Of course, in addition to all our other projects we have to get some veggies in the ground right? We’ve been planting a lot of leafy greens this last month as well as onions and garlic. Next up will be some tomatoes, pepper, beans, carrots, beets, corn, sunflowers and squash. This year we are trying out row covers to help protect our greens from insects like cucumber or flea beetles. We are also reorganizing our rows to create permanent beds so we can work towards achieving a no-till system in the future.

Also, our 4H seed starting project has been going well. The kids have sent in a lot of pictures of their plants and are now planting them out in their home gardens. We can’t wait to see their harvests and are looking into future projects to offer through 4H as well.

Finally, we have been taking a little time here and there to start developing some permanent semi-ornamental beds for herbs, agaves, and drought tolerant native plants. We have a number of lavender and rosemary, yerba buena and some culinary mints, a couple of baby prickly pears, an Oregon crab apple, a few different agaves, native wildflowers, buckeyes, figs, aloes, yarrow, and Douglas iris. All this and more to come! These beds will be used not only for harvesting herbs and fruit, but also to teach people about native plant propagation.

We look forward to seeing folk in the garden this year and will continue to provide updates on the farm stand and on workshops that will be offered throughout the year.

Now get out there and garden!


Farm Stand Progress

The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe started construction on the site where a farm stand will be located at the tribe’s Daluviwi’ Community Garden. The farm stand will be part of the tribe’s food sovereignty educational programming, where community members will be able to sell their produce and learn about agricultural marketing, distribution, and sales, after the tribe secured a $50,000 grant from the Native American Agriculture Fund. After construction is complete, an internship will be offered to a Native American youth interested in helping run the farm stand during the summer months. The internship will be offered through Pathmakers, an education program that focuses on hands-on learning.⁠ The 4-year program was developed by the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe, Humboldt County Office of Education, and⁠ Northern Humboldt Union High School District.

Blue Lake Rancheria 4-H Agriculture Program

1.) Join 4-H

4-H Online Enrollment

2.) Registration:

Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Education Agency
4-H Agriculture Program

3.) Covid-19 Precautionary Behavior Standards & Assurances

The following are precautionary behavioral standards & assurances that comply with the Humboldt County approved re-opening plan for these activities. Participants shall adhere to these standards while participating in the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Education Agency’s 4-H Agriculture Program.

As a condition of participation in the 4-H Agriculture Program, I agree to the following Covid-19 precautionary behaviors. I will:


  • Answer all the following questions at the beginning of each session:
    • Have you come into contact with anyone with a suspected or confirmed Covid-19 case in the last 14 days?
    • Have you or anyone you live with experienced any symptoms including cough, fever, difficulty breathing, or other signs of illness within the last 24 hours?
    • Have you taken any fever reducing medication in the last 24 hours?


  • Exclude myself from activities if I have a temperature of 100.4F, or am experiencing any symptoms of illness, notifying the Program leaders by phone, text, or email that I will not be attending prior to the session’s start time; and
  • Keep six (6) feet of separation between myself and others at all times while at the Blue Lake Rancheria Community Garden and participating in this program, and not engage in horseplay or any potential actions that could infringe upon the six (6) foot separation; and Wear a mask at all times while participating in this program and its activities, removing it briefly only to eat or drink. My mask will be in place prior to approaching the gathering area at the beginning of each session and will remain in place until I have left; and
  • Wash my hands or use hand sanitizer before arriving at Blue Lake Rancheria Community Garden, or immediately following arrival at a provided sanitizing station, and will sanitize my hands before and after touching any pre-packaged food/snacks, water bottles, eating, and using the restroom facilities; and
  • Sneeze or cough into my shoulder or elbow, not my hands, even when wearing a mask, nor will I cause bodily fluids to be disbursed (no spitting, kissing, licking, etc.); and
  • Use precautionary actions, such as using a tissue when using the handle to flush the toilet, and wash my hands for 20 seconds using soap after using the restroom, using single use paper towels to dry my hands thoroughly; and
  • Label my personal items (i.e. composition books and pencils), keep them separate from others personal items, and not touch or handle other persons’ personal items.

Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Education Agency
4-H Agriculture Program

4.) Medical Release & Consent to Treat

Consent to Treat

In the event of illness or injury during my student’s participation in the 4H Agriculture Program, I do hereby consent to whatever X-ray examination, anesthetic, medical, surgical or dental diagnosis or treatment and hospital care that are considered necessary in the best judgement of the attending physicians or dentist and performed by or under the supervision of a member of the medical staff of the hospital or facility furnishing medical or dental services.


5.) Image Release

This release form authorizes Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe the use of your child's name, city, and photo for electronic and print media advertising and promotional material. Any and all other information will be kept confidential.

I hereby expressly grant Blue Lake Rancheria and its employees, agents and assignees the right to photograph my child and and the use of their picture, silhouette and other reproductions of their physical likeness (as the same may appear in any still camera photography, social media, video and/or motion picture film/commercial), in and in connection with the exhibition theatrically, on television, or otherwise, of any motion pictures in which the same may be used or incorporated, and/also in the advertising/publicizing of any such motion picture/product, not limited to television, print reproduction or motion pictures. I further give my consent to said company the right to reproduce in any manner whatsoever any recordings made by said company of my voice and all instrumental, musical or other sound effects produced by me.  I enter into this agreement willingly and expect no compensation, either monetary or through gift of physical items and/or services.




TEL: 707.668.5101
FAX: 707.668.4272
EMAIL: info@

Marlee Mansfield-Chavez
Community Services Coordinator

Daniel Holsapple
Community Garden Manager
(707) 668-5101 (ext. 1062)

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