Wind Hollow Foundation's Garden of Good Eating
Wind Hollow Foundation’s (WHF’s) Garden of Good Eating was a 2013 KGI winner. While we have experienced many setbacks, “gardening fever” has caught hold of our community. We now have dedicated volunteer workers, whom are all elders, year round in our program. Clean up from the devastating tornadoes that moved through our Oklahoma town during May 2013 is now complete. Our Regional Food Hub is fully operational with over 300 area farmers and ranchers as regular users in our Agricultural Store. Local churches and civic organizations have become part of WHF’s community outreach during our Summer and Fall street dances and giveaways (a tribally based system of community sharing of food/goods to those in need). New partnerships have formed around the community gardening concept. The local tribal boarding school, (a federal facility housing 500+ children ages 8-18 years old, grades 3-12) is now part of our children and hands-on youth gardening program. Tribal ways are passed down by local elders as mentors with instructors at the school sponsoring tribal specific culture clubs, based on the tribal affiliation of the student’s groups. WHF’s Regional Food Hub, with its over half a block of facilities and surrounding five (5) blocks of property available for community gardens spaces, is the infrastructure which allows local tribal populations healthy living choices. The poverty-laden communities which make up our rural area, containing seven (7) tribal nations, enthusiastically embrace the opportunities WHF and sponsoring organizations, such as yours, provide. Together we are moving forward, growing not only gardens, but families, communities, and relationships, one plot of ground at a time.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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