Native Youth Teach Healthy Diets (Learning to Love Vegetables!)

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $5,952.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
Project Coordinator:
Diane Wilson
Peta Wakan Tipi

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: potatoes, sugarbeets, sunflower
  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, peas (culinary), peppers, radishes (culinary), tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: tobacco, herbs


  • Crop Production: irrigation
  • Education and Training: demonstration, focus group, mentoring, youth education
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, agricultural finance, market study
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement
  • Production Systems: holistic management, organic agriculture
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: leadership development, local and regional food systems, new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, urban/rural integration, community services, social capital, social networks, community development

    Proposal summary:

    Dream of Wild Health-a 10 acre Natvie-owned farm in Hugo,MN-will developo a new marketing/outreach plan for its weekly youth-run Farmers Market in Minneapolis. Our goal is to increase our outreach efforts, support youth in teaching the urban Native community about the importance of fresh, organic produce as part of a healthy diet, and encourage participation and support for our Farmers Markets.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.