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Open House and Logo design contest for the Growing Resilience action research project with Wind River Indian Reservation

*(Fremont County, Wyo.) *- The Growing Resilience project needs a logo and the project partners are holding a design contest to get one. The designer of the selected logo will be paid $250, with two runners-up receiving $50 each. Designers can email their entries to info@growingresilience.org or drop off paper submissions to Blue Mountain Associates at 3 Ethete Road in the Frank Wise Business Center in Ft. Washakie. The contest is open for submissions until 5:00pm Monday, January 25th. *Growing Resilience partners are asking for designs that are:* - Recognizable if printed in black and white, though a color version is also welcome. - Simple enough to still be recognizable if shrunk to about 2 square inches. - Appropriate for the project and for both Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes. - Designs that include the project name are welcome, but this is not required. The winner and runners-up will be selected by votes from the public who visit the Growing Resilience open house, scheduled for Wednesday, January 27th from 11am to 7pm in the Frank Wise Business Center. Refreshments, door prizes, information, screening for enrollment in the study, and voting for the logo will be ongoing all day. Growing Resilience is a community-based research project designed to bring home gardens to 100 families on the Wind River Indian Reservation and to measure the impact of those gardens on health. The project is a partnership between Blue Mountain Associates, Eastern Shoshone Tribal Health, Northern Arapaho Tribal Health, and the University of Wyoming. More details are online at: www.growingresilience.org/logocontest. *Open house on January 27th for Growing Resilience with Wind River Indian Reservation* On Wednesday, January 27th Growing Resilience partners are hosting an all-day open house at the Frank Wise Business Center in Ft. Washakie, at 3 Ethete Road. Community members are invited to stop in anytime between 11am and 7pm to: - Find out more about the Growing Resilience project. - Check if your family is eligible to participate in the project (benefits include getting health checks twice a year and a home garden). - Enjoy refreshments. - Have a chance to win door prizes. - Vote on which logo, submitted by community artists, should become the project logo. Growing Resilience is a community-based research project that will support home gardens for 100 families on the Wind River Indian Reservation and will measure the impact of those gardens on family health. The project is funded by the National Institutes of Health, and runs from 2016 to 2020, including a national summit for sovereign nations to be held in Wind River during the last year of the project to share what we have learned and to learn from other nations. If your family might be interested in participating in this action research, contact Eastern Shoshone Tribal Health (contact Naomi at naomi@esthealth.org or Dave at dave@esthealth.org, or call 307-332-6805) or Northern Arapaho Tribal Health (contact Etheleen at windriverleprechaun90@yahoo.com or 307-438-1826). ESTH and NATH are recruiting families and helping them participate in the health data collection twice each year. Blue Mountain Associates, led by Dr. Virginia Sutter, is providing the gardening program. The University of Wyoming team (Christine M. Porter, Alyssa Wechsler, and Melvin Arthur) is managing data collection and analysis, with help from Wyoming Health Fairs and the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center. More details, including about eligibility requirements and the logo contest, are online at www.growingresilience.org. Feature Image: Jim Sutter of Blue Mountain Associates admires a gardener's yeild on the Wind River Indian Reservation (h/t to UW News Service) #news #sponsored #county10