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Darrah Perez

Tribal Members invited to join a Home Garden Health Study this Sunday

Tribal Members invited to join a Home Garden Health Study this Sunday

On Sunday, December 4th from 2-4p.m., Growing Resilience will be hosting an open house at the Black Coal Senior Center in Arapahoe; All community members on the reservation interested in learning about and signing up for next year’s gardening project are encouraged to attend, learn, and join the study that measures the impacts of home gardening on family health.

Growing Resilience is the first such trial of home gardening ever done is the U.S.

Project manager Christine M. Porter said, “We recruited over 18 families to start and more for the 2017 year. Wind River Indian Reservation has 10 new beautiful and inspiring home gardens, with the project having a good and growing reputation. We have a great Community Advisory Board grappling with all of this to make it work for both the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho families of Wind River Reservation.”

Growing Resilience Project staff, and the Community Advisory Board will be on hand on this day to answer questions and screen applicants for the next round of gardens. Home gardens will be discussed as a means of creating a healthier environment.

For more information, visit www.growingresilience.org, or contact Melvin Arthur (307)231-6414 or marthur1@uwyo.edu