Sautee Nacoochee, GA


Sautee Nacoochee Native Peace Garden

The Native Peace Garden was dedicated on June 22, 2019. The idea for the garden began in 2015, when the late Helen and Jack Mott gifted a portion of their adjoining land to SNCA.
The Native Peace Garden is located behind the Sautee Post Office.

What's Happening at the Garden?

Open from sunrise to sunset,
the Native Peace Garden is
available for the public's enjoyment.

Reflections on Peace
Monday, January 17, 1pm - 2pm

Gather in the Native Peace Garden to hear Martin Luther King Jr.´s acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize. After the speech, silent reflection and a discussion will follow. Weather permitting. A fire will be built in the center of the circle for warmth.

Native Seed Series
Saturdays, February 12, February 26, March 19, 10:00am - noon

Learn the basics of cleaning, stratifying and propagating native seeds. Come to one or all. No charge but please call the center to register by the Wednesday prior to class. This is an indoor activity and masks are required.

Native Peace Garden Workdays
2nd Saturdays, January 8, February 12, March 12, 1pm - 3pm

Enjoy a day in nature with fellow nature lovers as we weed, prune, mulch and care for this community garden. Contact Johnna Tuttle at [email protected] for more information.

Herbal Decoctions
Thursday, February 10, 10am - noon

Get to the root of herbal medicine - make teas from bark and parts of plants that grow underground. Participants will chop, grind, and simmer their way to nourishment. Medicinal attributions of plants will be discussed. Participants will take home a selection of herbs. Limited to 8. Masks required.

Instructor: Johnna Tuttle
Cost: $25 (includes supplies). Register by February 5.

Medicinal Plants of Spring
Thursday, March 17, 10am - noon

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the green weeds of spring! Identify and prepare several common weeds for tea, vinegar and more. Masks required. $25 (includes supplies). Register by March 10 by calling the center.