The Pechanga Nursery revitalizes the relationship between our society and our ancestral land — in particular, native plants and their environment. This practice, called ethnobotany, is the study of how we use indigenous plants for food, shelter, medicine, clothing, hunting and religious ceremonies.
Our worldview is rooted in the practice of balance and sustainability. The Pechanga Cultural Center is raising awareness about the intrinsic value of our native plants in our practices and our landscaping and the problems caused by non-native invasive plants. To preserve our culture and traditions, we must protect our native plants.