Imagine doing all of your grocery shopping at the gas station. Impossible, right? Sadly, this is the reality for many Lakota families living on the Pine Ridge Reservation. In fact, Pine Ridge has only one grocery store to serve an area the size of Connecticut!
To help local people get access to fresh food, we have worked with our partners at Trees, Water & People to create the Solar Warrior Farm, a half-acre garden located at the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center. This special plot of land produces native and traditional foods such as, potatoes, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, corn, melons, peppers, carrots, and a variety of berries, all of which are harvested and distributed to families.
All we need is a few minutes of your time and a couple of mouse clicks and you can help us win $15,000 at Nature’s Path Gardens for Good competition. And, if you want to go the extra mile, you can vote every day! Voting is open until July 6.