Wind River Grow Our Own 307 was recently awarded a grant from the Wyoming Hunger Initiative to build a total of 100 garden boxes from purchased lumber. The non-profit applied back in October and have now begun the building right after the Christmas holiday. The 100 garden boxes are for participants of the Wind River Grow Our Own 307 program.
The program started back in April of 2020 to help in the teaching of gardening techniques and tips to aid growers, new and old, in producing their own healthy, organic food. The foods grown from gardens are great for the reduction of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Most of the foods we eat today are from a box in processed form or from the fast food drive-thru through which some people rely heavily on because of time and affordability.
Cooking meals, using ingredients from a garden helps promote wellness. Spices created from a garden are also beneficial to one’s daily health (https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/cooking-skills/meal-planning/homegrown-meals)
Grow Our Own 307 will begin utilizing Zoom to meet for growing fruits and vegetables this Spring, with the invitation for all.
We are not experts and don’t expect you to be. Just come to Zoom meetings ready to learn and together we can combat food scarcity and health disparities in our community.
Follow us for updates and upcoming projects.
[x ] In April we will begin tree planting. We have ordered chokecherry tree starts and will begin planting for our participants in late April and early May.
[x ] Starter garden kit Delivery to community will begin in April.
[x ] Garden box delivery will begin in late February and go into March.
Wind River Grow Our Own 307 wants to wish the Fremont and Wyoming Communities a safe holiday season. We thank all our funders and all those who support our efforts in the community, without your help none of this would be quite possible.