Yakanal: Putting Our Culture Back Into Agriculture
Working out of Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico, this youth-led project works to strengthen and re-ignite interest in traditional Pueblo farming practices among youth. The project helps to mentor interested youth in growing traditional Pueblo gardens, and helping the local community understand their food consumption, food supplies, and healthy foods through administering a local food sovereignty assessment. This group wants to make a healthy change in the way that food is consumed and incorporate agriculture back into their culture.
Key Words: Community Garden or Farm, Seed Program, School-based Program, Training Program, Educational Program, Food Access, Health and Wellness, Cooking Demonstration, Traditional Foods
Population Served: Native Youth, Farmers, Ranchers, Producers, Low income families, Tribal community or community members,
Scope of Work: Increases healthy food, Increases access to traditional food, Builds wealth within the tribal community, Develops skills and opportunities for tribal community members, Improves viability of local agriculture, Improves policies that promote healthy food and healthy communities, Provides nutrition education to community members, Provides healthcare services to community members, Improves health outcomes for community members