For each dollar raised by Earth Day (4/22/15), they'll match it, dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 (that's $10,000)! Your gift can grow twice as strong!
With warm weather finally here to stay, it is time to plant spring gardens. American Indian families living on the Pine Ridge reservation are getting ready to plant gardens full of much needed fruits and vegetables to feed their kids and themselves.
A fellow Running Strong donor has offered to MATCH all donations up to $5,000 to help families grow gardens with the Slim Buttes Agricultural Program.
A healthy diet is important for everyone but especially for our children. Kids need diets full of foods like dark-green vegetables, and many living on reservations have limited access to such produce. When you support programs that promote organic community and family gardens, you are encouraging American Indian youth to lead healthier lifestyles.
The match will support the Slim Buttes Agricultural Development Program on Pine Ridge, which turns 30 this year! In 1985 the Slim Buttes Agricultural Development Program started with only six family gardens and today, 30 years later, the program supports hundreds of gardens on Pine Ridge.
Our planting window is small! The weather can drastically change from one day to the next. We have to act now to make healthy foods a reality for American Indian families this spring! - Tom Kanatakeniate Cook, Slim Buttes Agricutlural Development Program's Field Coordinator