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Keya Wakpala Garden, Mission, SD

Colette Kessler, State Public Affairs Officer
colette.kessler@sd.usda.gov (605) 220-1765 

Keya Wakpala Garden, Mission, SD 

The REDCO Food Sovereignty Initiative is a local foods project to create a modern Lakota food system that supports Tribal sovereignty and can feed the Sicangu Lakota Oyate.

The REDCO Food Sovereignty Initiative is a local foods project to create a modern Lakota food system that supports Tribal sovereignty and can feed the Sicangu Lakota Oyate. This geographic area can have extreme weather and presents environmental challenges for producing crops.

The one-acre production and incubator farm uses soil health practices to provide food for the community and more importantly opportunities for anyone to learn about raising food. The project and community are growing quickly with produce harvest being over 5,000 pounds, an internship program, community Farmer's Markets, and more than 270 youth being engaged in the garden.

Watch the story of the Keya Wakpala Garden, Mission, SD.

#soilstories #SoilHealth #Crop #PlantCommunity

 

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with the USDA NRCS South Dakota and several partnering organizations.

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