NHSC Agriculture Department

Mission Statement: To increase food sovereignty and community health by growing, teaching, demonstrating, and inspiring.


  • Respect for the Earth and the community of species
  • Sustainable food systems based on building the soil over the long term
  • Promoting natural and healthy foods
  • Utilizing our garden as a place to grow community in addition to food
  • Learning and recognizing the individual talents of species and people
  • Biological and genetic diversity and its preservation
  • Innovation rooted in intimate knowledge of traditions
  • Working with nature and not against it
  • Sharing abundance
  • A distributed production model over centralized mass production


  • Outreach Programs Extension
  • Classes (CEU)
  • Demonstrations
  • Hands-on experiences


  • Land Lab – Hands on
  • Organic Gardening
  • Cultural Gardening




  • Private Gardens
  • Community Gardens

Traditional Garden