Point of Contact: Spring Olson
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Phone Number: 541-647-9604
Region: Northwest Region,
Type of Organization: For-profit business,
Sakari Farms, located in Tumalo, Oregon, is a Native-owned and operated farm and seed bank. Sakari Farms works in collaboration with the Central Oregon Seed Exchange as a unique cold climate-based seed bank and houses a Northwest Tribal Seed Bank dedicated to regional and national Tribal members only. In addition to seeds, the farm provides technical assistance through on-farm classes. Currently, Sakari Farms is growing speciality tribal peppers, tomatoes, herbs, and Native flowers, using historical Indigenous plants in collaboration with increasing the yield of historical seed for tribal members via Farm production and Value Added Tribal Food Products. Sakari Farms partners with other Native-led organizations like the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network, the Intertribal Agricultural Council, IAC Native Mobile Food Market, Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, and First Nations Development Institute.
Population Served: Native Youth
Scope of Work: Increases healthy food, Increases access to traditional food, Develops skills and opportunities for tribal community members, Improves viability of local agriculture, Improves policies that promote healthy food and healthy communities, Provides nutrition education to community members, Improves health outcomes for community members, Generates revenues for local economy, Builds community assets