Sites & Projects
Flowering Tree has eight sites including seed banks, residencies for interns, and farms where workshops are held and communities gather. Additionally, there are ongoing projects such as the Pueblo Food Experience that exist on their own. Everything we do is rooted in cultural values with the purpose of benefiting our community.
SAN PEDRO Homesite
The San Pedro homesite is a space to house interns, host educational workshops, and have community gatherings. It is a multifunctional space that allows for a variety of activities including farming, weaving, yoga, cooking, seed cleaning, and learning.
Also at San Pedro
Our greenhouse is an ongoing project of building, plastering, and growing crops. The initial success of crop growth, especially squash, has been outstanding!
A new addition to the San Pedro greenhouse - we now have a hive of bees that are making a home in the roof of our future turkey pen.
Santa Clara is the origin site of Flowering Tree established by Roxanne Swentzell in 1987. It is the oldest permaculture site in northern New Mexico and is an attraction for many educational tours and groups learning the concepts of permaculture.
Located in Santa Clara Pueblo, the Women's House was established in 2017 as a space for women to gather for many tribal functions including to learn traditional bread making known as buwah.
ABIQUIU Future Retreat Center
Flowering Tree is currently building a retreat center on Abiquiu lake to host future workshops, events, and retreats. In addition to large classrooms and a spacious kitchen, the center will have overnight guestrooms and an onsite campground.
POJOAQUE Seed Bank
Located in Santa Clara Pueblo, the Women's House was established in 2017 as a space for tribal members to learn traditional bread making known as buwah.
Flowering Tree purchased an abandoned adobe house ten years ago and has since restored the building using its original adobe structure. Now it is a beautiful house and its history is preserved for others to learn from and enjoy.
One of Flowering Tree's most beautiful sites is over 100 acres of land in Cuba, New Mexico. This preserved piece of land is perfect for camp-based clay workshops, healing walks, and an undisturbed space in nature.
SEED BANK & SEED SHARING
Flowering Tree is a vocal proponent of seed saving and has been saving and sharing seeds with our community for decades in order to reclaim and expand Native crops.
PUEBLO FOOD EXPERIENCE
The Pueblo Food Experience was created to make it as easy as possible for those interested in their cultural preservation & health to convert over to our original diet.
MEN'S TRADITIONAL WEAVING
Among the Pueblo peoples, men were the traditional weavers. Flowering Tree recognizes these men who are continuing their tradition and provides space for them to come together.
Our team at Flowering Tree has completed a variety of adobe building projects including houses, seed banks, traditional ovens, and greenhouse. The buildings are complete with mud plastering.
We offer ongoing workshops specialized for children including plastering, basket weaving, and gardening. Flowering Tree is committed to nurturing our culture through the education of future generations.
Flowering Tree also hosts educational workshops for adults to gather and learn about permaculture practices and designs, adobe building, animal husbandry, composting, seed saving, and pottery.