4 days each week, Mon-Thurs.  Four-week sessions covering gardening, nutrition, physical activity, and Native culture and language for teens ages 13-18. Participants are paid a stipend for their work in program and are paid for their time working at farmers markets.

Garden Warriors Session I - Three Week Session

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 to work at farmers markets. We encourage first-time youth to apply for this session. Previous Garden Warriors may also participate.

Garden Warriors Session II - Three Week Session

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 to work at farmers markets.

Garden Warriors often have the opportunity participate in a cultural activities and camps in addition to program. In 2018, Garden Warriors II went wild ricing, attended the Minnesota Tribal Youth Gathering, and led healthy food demonstrations with the Sioux Chef's Indigenous Food Lab.

After participating in the Garden Warriors program, youth can become a Youth Leader. Youth Leaders participate in DWH programs and events year-round.

Apply online or mail in print copies.

The application deadline for Garden Warriors is May 1st.

To apply online click here.

To download the print copy and mail it in, download this form: Garden Warriors Print Application

Questions?

Please contact our Community Programs Coordinator, Phoebe Young, if you have any questions about youth programs.  You can reach Phoebe at phoebe@dreamofwildhealth.org or call at 612-874-4200 (ext 107).