Wind River Grow Our Own and Geodomes

Wind River Grow Our Own has been building geodesic geodome greenhouses on the Wind River Reservation from a grant received through the Dream Offering Grant and handled by Janice Rebhan, President of LSCA. The organization received $30,000 to build 6 geodesic geodome greenhouses. The first geodome was built in Fort Washakie at the Eastern ShoshoneContinue reading “Wind River Grow Our Own and Geodomes”

Community Invited To Come Plant Chokecherries!

We are inviting the community to come help plant chokecherry trees. We are planting these trees as a prayer for those we have lost during this pandemic. This journey of sickness in our community has not been good and now we feel it is time to heal. We invite the Wind River Reservation community toContinue reading “Community Invited To Come Plant Chokecherries!”

Gardening:It Takes a Village

Wind River Grow Our Own 307 received funds from The Wyoming Hunger Initiative back in December of 2020. Those funds were used to build 100 garden boxes made from lumber purchased through local stores in Riverton, Wyoming.  Through additional donated funds, 50 more boxes were built by community volunteers. With a total of 150 gardenContinue reading “Gardening:It Takes a Village”

Fighting Food Scarcity by Building Garden Boxes

In December 2020, Wind River Grow Our Own 307 received funding from the Wyoming Hunger Initiative to build 100 garden boxes for 100 families on and near the Wind River Reservation. The group just recently reached their goal with help of community volunteers and plan to build an additional 50 more garden boxes with fundsContinue reading “Fighting Food Scarcity by Building Garden Boxes”

Thank you Wyoming Hunger Initiative!!!

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 RiverContinue reading “Thank you Wyoming Hunger Initiative!!!”

Many Creative Pumpkins for the first annual Grow Our Own Pumpkin Carving Contest

Wind River Grow Our Own 307 celebrated the 2020 Halloween via social media by posting carved pumpkins from 31 pumpkin carving contestants who participated in the first annual event for Fremont County. The contest was open to all, but most participation came from members of the Wind River Reservation. With prizes in three categories: theContinue reading “Many Creative Pumpkins for the first annual Grow Our Own Pumpkin Carving Contest”

First Time Gardener on the Wind River Reservation heals from loss through gardening

A first time gardener and resident of the Wind River Reservation, Vernalyn Bearing has found success in growing vegetables her first year. Vernalyn says gardening has not only helped with providing fresh vegetables, but has also helped her grieve the loss of her father. Vernalyn: “I found a connection to my dad when I wasContinue reading “First Time Gardener on the Wind River Reservation heals from loss through gardening”

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 theContinue reading “Better Garden Boxes for Wind River Grow Our Own Participants”

Chokecherry Medicine

“When she told me she 76 years old I was awestruck at how active she was in picking chokecherries for members of the Wind River Reservation community,” Sally Palmer contacted Darrah Perez-Good Voice Elk of Wind River Grow Our Own 307 and mentioned that the Laramie community had thousands of chokecherries that she walks byContinue reading “Chokecherry Medicine”