The Four Seasons Native Plant Nursery is a tribal owned and operated small business which is located on the Tuolumne Rancheria. The primary focus is oriented toward the gathering of native plant species in use by the Indian people for traditional, ceremonial, medicinal, and spiritual purposes as well as preservation and restoration of selected gathering areas. We have researched and identified approximately ninety species that are native to this area and are used by the Me-Wuk people. Throughout this process, we have contacted and consulted with many native and non-native plant specialists that are familiar with the care and reproduction of each species.
We have been taught that our ancestors relied on plants that were provided within their environment each season of their life. We now realize that in our present day situation we continue to live our lives in accordance with the four seasons in many ways and look forward to the coming of each season throughout the year. And so, it is only natural to apply this way of management to the operation of the Native American Plant Nursery to preserve and protect the environment and to teach the younger generation how this can effectively be managed.