109 – RECOVERING KNOWLEDGE AND ACCESS TO HEALTHY INDIGENOUS FOODS
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