4 days each week, Tues-Fri. 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
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. First-time youth are encouraged to apply for this session. Previous Garden Warriors may also participate.
Garden Warriors Session II - Four Week Session
Returning Garden Warriors will deepen their knowledge and improve skills from previous seasons. Youth learn seed saving and hand pollination during this session. Youth also have the opportunity to cook healthy lunches in the kitchen and to work at farmers markets.
Garden Warriors also have the opportunity participate in a cultural activities and camps in addition to program. In 2017, Garden Warriors II went to a Kiwenz Ojibwe Language camp as well as went wild ricing.