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About Canku Luta Gardens

Canku Luta Gardens primarily grows rare vegetables that are indigenous to the Americas, that were raised and harvested by American Indians for centuries. In an effort to keep these open pollinated indigenous plants from becoming extinct, Canku Luta Gardens grows plants and saves seeds.

All plants are raised by veganic organic methods. In addition to being organically grown, animal products are not used, in support of the vegan community.

Proceeds of sales at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is used to provide seeds, plants, gardening tools and gardening equipment to Lakota American Indian communities in South Dakota. The intent is to assist them in growing healthy fresh foods, while increasing their self sufficiency.

The Canku Luta organization continues a 35 year history with Bloomington, IN. The community has always been very supportive, participating in food drives, etc. through fundraising events at various locations, such as the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, The Waldron Arts Center, and the Bluebird, to name a few. Canku Luta's primary work is with the Lakota communities in South Dakota; providing food and other necessities to the reservations.

Canku Luta means Red Road in the Lakota language.


Heirloom Native American Seeds and Produce

Find us at

the Saturday market

Owner Name

Angela Cane

Accepts Gift Certificates


Accepts Market Bucks