Dream of Wild Health (DWH) is centered at a 10-acre organic farm in Hugo, Minnesota. The farm is a place to gather and work as a resource for the Native Community. It is a place of learning, a place of celebration, a place of being, becoming and belonging. The farm is a model put into practice. It is a place of safety for kids. It is a place to regenerate and re-propagate the seed. It is a place to keep alive the vision of our values.
We are committed to sharing our knowledge, resources and skills with others in an effort to reduce poverty, improve health and nutrition, and reconnect people and plants in a reciprocal relationship. We partner with dozens of urban and tribal organizations on programs that work to restore the mental, physical, and emotional health of our community.
The mission of Dream of Wild Health is to restore health and well-being in the Native community by recovering knowledge of and access to healthy Indigenous foods, medicines and lifeways.
Our work at Dream of Wild Health is guided by these values:
• We value the personal character traits of honesty, integrity, generosity, humility, courage and fortitude.
• We value and respect individual and group spiritual beliefs that our families, stakeholders and constituents may hold.
• We value the belief and practice of kinship and reciprocity in our relationships with all people and with the natural world.
• We value the practice of respect in all our dealings and relationships with one another.