Cultural Resource Department

The Soboba Cultural Garden was formally established under the Soboba Cultural Resource Department in 2018. The garden remains managed by the Cultural Resource Department, promoting “food sovereignty” within the Soboba Community, and contributing to healthier lifestyles for generations to come.

The Cultural Garden is comprised of two components which showcase native plants on one side and seasonal fruits and vegetables on the other, thus highlighting the significance and various uses of plants that are native to the region, while also providing the harvested fruits and vegetables to the Soboba Tribal Elders.

The Soboba Cultural Garden, serves many purposes that further promote the Tribe’s commitment to sustainability and food sovereignty. The Cultural garden is also used in collaborative programs and activities with other tribal departments throughout the year. These programs include the importance of food sovereignty, as well as the processing of native plant materials for traditional, practical, edible, and medicinal purposes.