Cultural retention efforts of the local Lenape & Nanticoke led us into mapping the diaspora via cemetery studies. [tell us more!]
This led us into cemetery-care [tell us more]
Which eventually brought us to honor all Life as Sacred.
The Village of Fork Branch in Delaware is a sacred place surrounded by fresh-water wooded wetlands, endangered species, and prehistoric Lenape archeology sites. The cemeteries that remain, genealogically connect three state recognized Delaware Bay Tribes — the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware, the Nanticoke Indian Tribe and the ___.
A Timeline of the Lenape Forest Garden
- Nov 2021 — Honoring Indigenous Lifeways in National Park Service newsletter
- Sep 2021 — Transformation of Tribal Lands: Regeneration in the Village of Fork Branch by University of Delaware student Donovan Aldridge.
- Aug 2021 — Simon’s invite to Come help restore tribal land in Village of Fork Branch
- Nov 2020 — Chief Dennis Coker on the Lenape Reforestation Project
- May 2020 — Fork Branch Edible Forest Garden presentation by University of Delaware students
Core team from the Lenape Forest Garden team
- *Dennis J. Coker, Elected Chief White Otter of Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware
- *Craig Morris, Cheswold Community Member, Dover City Grounds Personnel, Immanuel Union Cemetery Care Employee
- *Stephen Clark, Jr., Nanticoke Tribal Citizen, Indigenous Life Ways, Permaculture, and Reforestation Apprentice
- *Robin Christiansen, Mayor of Dover Delaware, Lenape/Nanticoke
- Simon Purchase James — Lenape Forest Garden Volunteer Coordinator, Permaculture & Dynamic Governance Trainer in Training
- Dale Hendricks, Arborist, Nurseryman, Horne Farm Center for Agricultural Education
- Chris Kane, Owner Landenburg Landscapeer
- Caleb Harvey, not for profit, Entrepreneurial Eco-Tourism non-profit board member
Page last updated: Jan 24, 2022