Community Kitchen

Forge Project features a warm-weather programming calendar of experiential educational events rooted in Indigenous food sovereignty, collaborative practice, practical skill-building, and shared meals.

Situated around the Community Learning Kitchen—designed in 2021 by Sky High Farm and built with the generous support of Forge Project—the programs share a food-justice-centered approach, falling on a spectrum of themes spanning arts, culture, culinary exploration, hands-on craft, and knowledge-sharing. The first year of programming, initiated throughout the summer and fall of 2022 by Sky High Farm, included a sundry of special guest educators including chefs, herbalists, artists and crafters, seed keepers, and farmers.  

As the Native-led focus of Forge Project has crystallized, we have pivoted to center Indigenous foodways in our programming focus, with events scheduled in summer and fall of 2023 guided by cultural practitioners, community organizers, and farmers whose work is dedicated in alignment with and in service to increasing access to cultural foods, ecological engagement through Indigenous harvesting and cultivation practices, and their intersections with place-based and community-stewarded knowledge.