Solar Warrior Farm
We created Solar Warrior Farm, a small garden located at the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center on the Pine Ridge Reservation, to act as a living, inspirational, educational demonstration site for the Lakota people. The garden 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 local Lakota families.
Solar Warrior Farm is not just a source of healthy food - it is a community gathering space where knowledge can be passed from mentors to local residents by way of simple gardening techniques. Throughout the season, host guest instructors to lead workshops that provide tribal families with important information about healthy eating, as well as hands-on practice in organic gardening to inspire them to create and care for their own home gardens.