Cultural Roots NurseryGRANITE BAY , CA
Li and Zee met in 2018 at an agricultural conference at UC Davis where they both went to graduate school. They quickly bonded over exploring their cultural heritages through their love of plants and cooking family recipes. Their backyard garden became a fertile ground to experiment with growing their favorite cultural foods.
Cultural Roots Nursery came into being when they realized their passion for growing heritage plants and sharing them with their local community. They hope that by increasing the availability and diversity of these plants they can inspire others to reconnect to the land and their respective cultural identities and practices. Their goal is to help strengthen a food system that acknowledges and celebrates diversity and makes it more accessible to all. They will maintain an open dialogue with the community to keep learning and to support people in their journey with gardening and cultural preservation.