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Farm Dreams: Gitigaanike Sponsors a Workshop for Aspiring Farmers

"Gitigaanike" is an Ojibwe word that means "to make a garden." It is also the name of the Red Lake Nation Local Food Initiative. On February 26th Gitigaanike is teaming up with the Land Stewardship Project to hold a Farm Dreams workshop at Seven Clans Casino in Red Lake MN. Foods Initiative Coordinator David Manuel stopped by our studios to tell us about it, with Farm Dreams Director Amy Bacigalupo from the Land Stewardship Project on the phone.

Farm Dreams workshops were created for people dreaming of farming and wondering what it takes to get started. The workshop covers the steps to starting a farm--including considerations, resources, needs, passion, and vision. It also includes perspectives from an experienced farmer. It is a first step into a farming vocation--with a focus on taking care of the land. The Land Stewardship Project also offers a year-long "Farm Beginnings" course, and a "Journeyperson" course.


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