This is less a news event, than this is a prayer for healing, learning, and success. I’m humbled and ecstatic to say the Indigenous Land Lab is happening.

There is land for a lab. With amazing potential. There are seeds. And water.  We are ready to begin.

"All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today."

The plan, right now, is to have a (mini) propagation lab, small nursery, and 3 Sisters x Victory Demo Garden.

And all of it will be made from the ground up.

What a great place to start. This is exciting.

You can share in this awesome journey, too!

Bring gloves, a hat, and your waiver. LOL. (No, for real, it’s for our fiscal sponsor.)

We’ll provide water, some shade, and (hopefully) lunch during official workdays. (At least snacks!)

We would love for you to join us!

If you would like to sign up to work on the Indigenous Land Lab with us, please use this Indigenous Plant Lab Role Selection form:

You can support the Indigenous Land Lab in other ways, too!

The first, of course, would be by donating landscaping & gardening equipment you no longer use. But, we would be especially grateful for the use of your walk-behind “brush mower”, “brush hog” or “rotor cutter”.

The land we have is wild, and untamed. It’s overgrown with invasive grass, some hemlock, and a random shrub or two. This is why our list sounds more like a fire crew equipment list than what you’d expect for an established garden.

Here’s a list of what we would really like to get our hands on:


  • Metal Rakes
  • Shovels
  • Pickaxes
  • Hoes & Scrapers
  • Chingaderas (a fire tool good for “extracting deep rooted fuels”)
  • Post drivers
  • Saws (hacksaw, chainsaw)


  • A walk-behind Brush Mower/Brush Hog/Rotocutter
  • Rototiller
  • Supply locker/chest/weatherproof box


  • Chicken-wire
  • Fence Posts

If you wish to donate any of these tools, or if you have other tools you’d like to donate:

Please send us an email ( ) so we can arrange a good time to come to you, receive your generous donation, and supply you with a donation receipt you can use for tax purposes.

One more way to support the Indigenous Land Lab is to donate to the Alameda Native History Project.

Alameda Native History Project donation link.

Alameda Native History Project is fiscally sponsored by The Hack Foundation (d.b.a. Hack Club), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN: 81-2908499). As such: all donations you make are tax deductible.