Episode 109 – Recovering Knowledge and Access to Healthy Indigenous Foods with Jessika Greendeer



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On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you’ll meet Jessika Greendeer. Jessika is a Ho-Chunk Nation tribal member from Baraboo, WI and a member of the Deer Clan. She is currently the Seed Keeper and Farm Manager at Dream of Wild Health. Dream of Wild Health  is an intertribal, independent nonprofit that serves the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Native American community. Each year Dream of Wild Health teaches Native American youth about gardening, cooking, and culture while developing job and leadership skills throughout youth programs. Dream of Wild Health runs a CSA called the Indigenous Food Share (IFS) and sells produce at three farmers markets in Minneapolis and St. Paul. 

Prior to her time DWH. Jessika has worked as the Agricultural Division Manager for her nation and has previously served as a garden mentor within her Nation’s organic community gardens. She is a U.S. Army Combat Veteran and completed a Veteran-to-Farmer training program at the Rodale Institute in Pennsylvania


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Katelyn Duban

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Welcome to Wild Rose Farmer! My name is Katelyn Duban and I am a first generation female farmer in Southern Alberta, Canada. I married into agriculture back in 2016 to my multigenerational farmer husband, affectionately known as Mr. Wild Rose Farmer. We live and grow on our families certified organic grain and oilseed operation. In the Spring and Summer seasons, I raise a small herd of meat goats and have previously raised bottle calves as well.

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