Garden Warriors Application 2017
Thank you for your interest in the Garden Warriors 2017 program. Please complete the full application and essay portion and click Submit when complete.

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 pm
Fridays, 9 am – 3 pm

PICK UP/DROP OFF LOCATIONS - Youth will choose one
Little Earth of United Tribes main office 2501 Cedar Ave S Mpls 55404 UP- 8:00am OFF 4:00pm
American 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 gain
new 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 our
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.

Name of Youth Applying *
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Please check the session you are applying for: *
Can you attend Berry Camp if selected? *
Youth Leaders and Garden Warriors II may apply to attend Berry Cultural Camp July 18-20 . Youth leaders are identified in both sessions and will continue to work all year long, so do your best!
Gender of Applicant *
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Date of Birth *
Age *
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Years in Program: *
Race/Ethnicity *
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Tribal Affiliation *
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Tribal Affiliation (Town) *
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Tribal Affiliation (State) *
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School youth attends *
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Grade in School *
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Qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch *
Does the applicant qualify for free and reduced lunch at school? Checking yes does not necessarily mean the applicant receives free or reduced lunch, just that they qualify to be a recipient.
Vegetarian *
List any allergies, dietary needs, or behavior issues we should be aware of. *
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Legal Guardian Name(s) *
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Youth Applicant's Phone Number *
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Street Address *
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Garden Warriors Essay *
ALL APPLICANTS… Write a short essay of three paragraphs stating why you should be a Garden Warrior. This is mandatory for acceptance into the program. Wopida Chi Mii’wech!
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Signature of Permission & Date *
I give my child permission to participate in the 2017 GARDEN WARRIORS SUMMER PROGRAM. I give Dream of Wild Health permission to teach, transport, feed and photograph my child. Dream of Wild Health will not be held liable for any injuries that may occur in the event of an unforeseen accident. ***By typing my name below, it indicates my electronic signature.***
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