All Nations Wellness Center Healing Garden

CURRENT COORDINATION:

  • All Nations received a grant several years ago which was used to create the current garden beds and install the fencing and storage shed. There are 5 garden beds but their capacity is not sufficient to supplement or add to the kitchen’s output.
  • First Nations owns the adjacent vacant lot and building. The goal is to expand the building services in addition to any garden expansion at the site. This expansion is contingent on funds which have not been fully identified at this time. All Nations has a youth mentoring program that could be incorporated.
  • Key considerations include growing quality produce and integrating traditional and cultural values among Native Americans into the project.

OPPORTUNITIES:

  • All Nations has a youth mentoring program that could be incorporated into the program.
  • Key considerations include growing quality produce and integrating traditional an dcultural values among Native Americans into the project.

LESSONS LEARNED:

  • Site security and access control is crucial. The existing fence will need to be expanded to secure the site perimeter.
  • In addition to garden space and family and cultural oriented amenities, other needs include showers, washing machines/dryers, larger food service area, communal space, increased job training and health services.

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