Camp Sevenstar Traditional Foods and Medicine Garden


The Camp Sevenstar Traditional Foods and Medicine Garden project will be co-developed by CIHRP and the American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) to establish a traditional Cherokee garden at Camp Sevenstar. Camp Sevenstar, operated by AIRC, is a 260-acre experiential outdoor campus with programming dedicated to the revitalization of Cherokee culture.


The garden will include traditional Cherokee varieties of edible, medicinal and pollinator plants along with an outdoor kitchen and community gathering area. The goals of this project are to promote Cherokee culture and health through expanding the curriculum offered at Camp Sevenstar, improving access to fruits and vegetables by growing them onsite, and developing a space for the intergenerational transfer of Indigenous knowledge.

Funding Information

Funding for this project is provided by Anthem and Aetna.