Wolf's Native Garden Project

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1998: $4,160.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Region: North Central
State: South Dakota
Project Coordinator:

Annual Reports


  • Additional Plants: native plants


  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension
  • Sustainable Communities: community development, local and regional food systems


    Reconnecting American Indians to the land and to native diets is an important step in restoring health, pride and self reliance.

    Objective: To encourage American Indians to start gardens using native crop varieties.

    The producer established gardens with American Indian crops and help local colleges, extension offices, radio stations and community groups to conduct field trips to educate American Indians on the value of indigenous crops.

    Results: The project was delayed due to weather-related problems and was extended for one year.

    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.