Applications for 2022 Summer Programs are now closed.
Applications for this season are closed. Please check back early next year for openings next season.
Garden Warriors sessions are four days each week, Monday-Thursday and three weeks, cover gardening, nutrition, physical activity, and Native culture and language for teens ages 13-18. Participants are paid a stipend for their work in program.
Garden Warriors Session I - Three Week Session (July 11th - July 28th)
Garden Warriors in Session I learn the basics of organic agriculture and healthy cooking fundamentals. Youth have the opportunity to cook healthy lunches in the kitchen and may work at the farmers market. We encourage first-time youth to apply for this session. Previous Garden Warriors may also participate.
Garden Warriors Session II - Three Week Session (August 8th- August 25th)*
In Session II, returning Garden Warriors deepen their knowledge and improve skills from previous seasons. Youth learn seed saving and hand pollination. Youth also have the opportunity to cook healthy lunches in the kitchen and may work at the farmers market.
After participating in the Garden Warriors program, participants can become a Youth Leader. Youth Leaders participate in DWH programs and events year-round.
*Program dates and format are subject to change.
Summer Youth Programs during COVID-19
Please contact our Community Programs Coordinator, Matt, if you have any questions about youth programs. You can reach Matt at email@example.com or call at 612-254-7327.
During our programs, Native youth will be empowered in their own individual cultural identities, and will deepen their connection with the earth, water, pollinators, elders, and peers.
Our three week Garden Warriors program includes teachings about:
- Seed saving
- Cooking healthy and traditional foods
- Sustainable indigenous agriculture
- Sacred & traditional medicines
- Food sovereignty
- Leadership skills
- Physical activities & traditional games
- Life skills and knowledge to advocate for healthy community changes
- Job training at Four Sister’s Farmer’s Market