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Agroecology Stewardship and Community Engagement in North Dakota

United Tribes Technical College increased community outreach through its children’s gardening project. The expanded children’s garden is now a community garden program with orchard crops and Haskap berry plants. It also included raised beds specifically for herb gardens and its design enabled mobility-impaired gardeners to raise a home garden without having to bend or dig. Traditional knowledge blends with Western science made this project helpful and successful in the Arikara Garden, the “Medicinal Wheel Garden,” and the continued rejuvenation of indigenous plants in the Dragonfly Garden plots.

NIFA supports the Tribal Extension Grant Program

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Farm Bill Priority Areas
Plant health, production, and products;
Bioenergy, natural resources, and environment;
Agriculture economics and rural communities
U.S. States and Territories
North Dakota
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