The application deadline is May 12TH, 2017.
Notifications will be sent on JUNE 1, 2017 for those that are accepted into the program.
Native Youth ages 13-18 will spend four weeks working and learning at the Dream of Wild Health farm in Hugo MN.Participants receive a stipend of up to $50 a week with a potential bonus.
Program Runs Tuesday-Thursday, 8 am – 4 pmFridays, 9 am – 3 pm
PICK UP/DROP OFF LOCATIONS - Youth will choose oneLittle Earth of United Tribes main office 2501 Cedar Ave S Mpls 55404 UP- 8:00am OFF 4:00pmAmerican Indian Family Center 579 Wells Street St Paul MN 55430 UP- 8:30am OFF 3:30pm
Garden Warriors Session I: For 1st time participants: Intro to organic agriculture and healthy cooking fundamentals.June 27th - July 14th (3 weeks, Tuesday – Friday), Celebration Feast is July 15th
Garden Warriors Session II: Returning Garden Warriors only: Deepen your knowledge, improve your skills and gainnew experiences in sharing healthy and indigenous foods in the community.August 1st- 25th (4 weeks, Tuesday – Friday), Celebration feast is August 26th
Berry Cultural Camp: Garden Warriors II and Youth Leaders may apply.July 18th- 20th Outdoor camping at Little Elbow Lake MN; culture, foraging, fishing & cooking.
Dream of Wild Health is an intertribal organization that promotes health in the Native community by expanding knowledge of and access to healthy indigenous foods and medicines. Programs and Feasts take place at our 10 acre organic farm in Hugo, MN. Friday programs will focus on urban gardening projects, special events and the Four Sisters Market.
Native Youth will be empowered in their own individual cultural identities;Respecting earth, water, pollinators, elders, each other and themselves.Bringing back the traditional ways of being good relatives.They will learn…Seed saving, healthy and traditional foods knowledge, sustainable agricultural & foraging practices of ourancestors.Food is medicine that nourishes our mind, body and spirit. Plant sacred and traditional medicines.Food sovereignty, and food justice.Confidence and leadership skills at farmers markets, berry camp and for Roots for the Home Team.Fun, physical activities and games (archery, double ball, swimming, gardening & yoga)Life skills and knowledge to advocate for healthy community changes.