Tyonek Tribal Conservation District
Tyonek Tribal Conservation District (TTCD) is a nonprofit organization located in Anchorage, AK that addresses local issues through community-driven conservation. Their mission is to conserve, enhance, and encourage the wise use of the natural resources. Through the Tyonek Grown Program, TTCD improves food security through community agriculture. At the Tyonek Garden, an organic farm run on renewable energy and focusing on youth education, Tyonek youth are engaged in every step of the farming process. Tyonek Grown vegetables are served in the local school cafeteria and in the Tyonek Elders Lunch program. The Tyonek Grown Program includes statewide outreach and education and year-round production in Tyonek through a hydroponics system.
Key Words: Training Program, Educational Program, Food Access, Health and Wellness, Traditional Foods, Conservation
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 for community members, Generates revenue for local economy, Builds community assets