When I started at IslandWood two months ago, I first asked myself, ‘Who is this garden for? What is the purpose of the space?’ It’s obvious the space was very intentionally and thoughtfully designed. I see the deliverable, if you will, of the space as being inspiration.READ MORE
It was my second full day with the 5th graders in Team Bog. We had tasted plants around the garden; discovered “magical” purple beans; and gathered herbs, vegetables, and fruit for our “communi-tea” and Soil to Snack project.READ MORE
The kitchen and the garden at IslandWood are longtime friends and neighbors. Like good friends, they have a lot in common, such as a passion for good food and an affinity for manual labor. As neighbors, one need only cross a small gravel lot and a skinny road to pay a visit.READ MORE
Mónica Mesquita came to IslandWood because she wanted to learn how to be a better educator. Graduate students in the Education for Environment and Community (EEC) program spend alternating weeks teaching fourth and fifth graders in the School Overnight Program.READ MORE
IslandWood acknowledges that we live and work on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people, who have been stewards of this region's land and waters since time immemorial, and who continue to protect these lands and waters for future generations, as promised by the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855, the Treaty of Point No Point of 1855, and the Treaty of Medicine Creek of 1854.
While the majority of our work takes place on Suquamish (suq̀ʷabš) and Duwamish (dxʷdɐwʔabʃ) land, we also conduct programs on the land of the Snohomish (sduhúbʃ), Puyallup (spuyaləpabš), Muckleshoot (buklshuhls), Skokomish (sqoqc’bes), and S’Klallam (nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm) peoples.
4450 Blakely Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206.855.4300
IslandWood is a registered 501c3 charitable organization.
A Special Thanks to our corporate sponsor
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