IFN Youth Gardening Curriculum
The Indigenous Food Network (IFN) and Dream of Wild Health are pleased to share this curriculum inspired by Indigenous food and lifeways. Rooted in culturally relevant teachings drawn from local Indigenous elders and educators, it aims to educate Indigenous youth about traditional medicinal practices, gardening techniques, and the cultivation, preservation, and harvesting of seeds and plants.
Using lessons created by Odia Wood Krueger (Métis), the curriculum is designed to educate Indigenous youth about traditional medicinal practices, gardening techniques, seed care, and cultivating a good relationship with plant relatives. The content is informed by Indigenous seed keeper Jessika Greendeer (Ho-Chunk), Indigenous elders Hope Flanagan (Seneca), Francis Bettelyoun (Oglala Lakota), and Linda Eagle Speaker (Blackfeet).
We hope that you and your Native American students enjoy these lessons, and that through teaching and sharing them, we can help restore health and well-being in our communities.
Follow the link below to learn more about the curriculum and download it.