All About Us
Indigenous Roots promotes healthy indigenous communities by utilizing traditional plant knowledge, advocacy & holistic health services.
Our vision is to provide equitable and sustainable access to traditional foods and medicine to promote self-determination.
We want to cultivate a garden outside of the city to provide health and wellness programming and education using indigenous plant knowledge.
Meet the Farmers
Ashley is a multiracial, Black, Unangan/Aleut, and Filipina land worker, dedicated granddaughter, and lover of food. Ashley works to cultivate a green space that is intergenerational, intentional and intersectional. A space that reconnects/connects community to the land and to access our traditional foods and medicines, and plant knowledge.
Victoria is multiracial, Assiniboine, Hawaiian, and Portuguese. She has a passion for learning plant medicine and its connection to health. Victoria currently leads sessions with urban Native youth that focus on STEAM principles but help students connect learning to tribal histories and values. She believes youth connection to indigenous food practices can positively influence academic success and adult health.
Taylor Paul Anuhea Ahana
Self identified as a multiracial Pacific Islander, Taylor has enjoyed growing up around a culture that values community and embraces cultural diversity. This has led to a great interest in food and cooking. Taylor hopes to build community and foster cultural exchange through food.