Since purchasing the Hugo farm in 2005, Dream of Wild Health has invited the Twin Cities Native community to experience traditional agriculture on one of the few American Indian farms in the Midwest. While oversight is provided by a primarily Native Board of Directors, the farm has its own Advisory Committee, made up of people from the American Indian community and the University of Minnesota. This hard-working group of individuals has helped create a 5-year Whole Farm Plan that incorporates a strategic vision with traditional Native values.
Thanks to the talents and hard work of Dr. Craig Hassel, Associate Professor and Extension Nutritionist, and Dr. Albert “Bud” Markhart III, Horticultural Science, we have had access to the scientific expertise of the University as we created nutrition programs for Native youth and propagated fragile seeds. Ann O'Neill and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet have also played an invaluable liaison role in developing community relations.
We also work with many organizations in the Twin Cities, including the American Indian Family Center, Little Earth of United Tribes, Minneapolis American Indian Center, Ain Dah Yung, Anishinabe Academy, Nawayee Center School, Migizi Communications, Division of Indian Works, Indian Health Board Clinic, Indian Women's Resource Center, and many others.