COMING SOON

Thank you for your interest in The Seeds of Change Grant Program.
The program officially begins on Monday, Mar 02, 2016, so please check back soon to enter.
We look forward to receiving your submission and the opportunity to help your garden grow.

COMMUNITY GARDEN

Rosebud Reservation's Keya Wakpala Community Garden

BY: Michael P

Mission, SD

HOW WOULD YOU USE THIS GRANT TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY?

Serving the Sicangu Lakota people of the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota (poverty rate: 43%), the REDCO Community Food Sovereignty Initiative (CFSI) is a year-round, 100% grant-funded program dedicated to creating a locally-controlled food system that actualizes the tribe’s desire for "wicozani" (health, including mental, spiritual, and physical wellbeing). This grant would help us expand the impact and reach of our one-acre community garden and weekly farmers’ market and support the CFSI’s sustainability goals. Specifically, we would use this grant to: purchase heirloom indigenous/native seeds and plants for the community garden; purchase supplies for local artists to create print, radio, and digital media that promote healthy eating, food awareness, and gardening; transport produce from the community garden to corner stores in remote communities that have little or no access to fresh food; complete our Medicine Wheel workshop/gathering space in the garden.

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New this Year!

A $5,000-VALUE "Garden Ambassador Award"

If you submit the application for one of the four projects selected for a $20,000 grant, you'll get a special "Submitter's Reward" worth $5,000*! This reward will consist of:

  • An all-expense-paid trip to the Good Food Conference in Chicago, including expenses.
  • A mentorship with a gardening expert.

It's our way of thanking you for taking an active role in supporting sustainable gardening and helping your community or school.

*Full legal terms here.