Better Garden Boxes for Wind River Grow Our Own Participants

For the Spring of 2020, Wind River Grow Our Own was able to build raised garden boxes for interested Wind River Reservation gardeners, making a total of 30 boxes from old wooden pallets.
With donated funding, they were able to purchase wood for the building of more solid, durable boxes;10 garden boxes went to the Wind River Cares Diabetes Program and 10 went to the Saint Michael’s Mission which are both located in Ethete, Wyoming.
The lifespan of these newer wooden boxes compared to the wood pallet garden boxes are expected to last anywhere from 3 to 5 years or longer, with care.
With Covid-19 creating a spur the moment challenge of building the garden boxes at the beginning of 2020, Grow Our Own has decided they will not rush into box building in 2021 and have been busy working on the creation of 50 boxes for community members. These 50 boxes will go to participants who recieved the old wooden crate-style boxes the previous growing season.
It is the goal of Wind River Grow Our Own to build more boxes. With more funding we would be are able to create more boxes for more families.
With the Wind River Reservation population at 26,490 (2010 Census), there is more need for local homegrown foods. For gardening can help with food scarcity, but also provide care for mental health for sadness, depression, and suicide prevention. Gardening has really helped heal a few hearts in such a short time. With the need for more Wind River Reservation residents gardening, Grow Our Own can help teach gardeners the knowledge to produce food through the teachings and lessons of all Wind River Grow Our Own participants. We at Grow Our Own are continously searching for funders to help aid in our projects. Interested funders, please contact Wind River Grow Our Own 307 via email at

Published by windrivergrowourown307

Wind River Grow Our Own 307 is a board led organization that provides gardening supplies to community and who teaches about traditional and medicinal native plant description and usage to help in bridging the divide through creating equality.

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