The Slim Buttes Agricultural Development Project at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota provides seeds, tools, soil preparation and garden support so that Oglala Lakota families can augment their diets with fresh organic produce.
Plenty Belize provides educational and technical support to primary schools, women’s groups, and community efforts to reduce poverty, produce food, clean energy and water, and protect the environment.
Plenty supports the efforts of economically marginalized communities to provide for their own basic needs, promote local culture, and protect their natural resources.
2016 SPRING:SUMMER BULLETIN
Fall/Winter Plenty Bulletin 2015
November 2014 Dear Friends of Plenty, You’ve probably heard by now that Plenty’s founder and mentor, Stephen Gaskin passed away on July first of this year, right before our annual Plenty Board meeting. He hadn’t been directly involved with Plenty over the past few years but, without his original inspiration and vision, Plenty would […]
by Chuck Haren In an effort to help address the country’s need for quality low-cost protein and address under-nutrition, Engineer Mario Orellana and colleagues at University of El Salvador (UES) School of Agronomic Sciences are conducting trials and multiplying non-GMO soybean seeds at the university’s agriculture research center outside of San Salvador. Plenty has helped […]
Thanks to the support of Running Strong for American Indian Youth, the Philip R. Jonsson Foundation, Onaway Trust, Dr. David and Janet Winek and individual Plenty donors, the 24-year-old Pine Ridge Gardens Project is continuing in 2014. In April Plenty purchased the seeds that will grow into the seedlings that will be distributed to gardeners […]
Since January of this year, Plenty has worked with the Mayan women of Tecnologia Para Salud (Technology for Health) to establish a permanent nursery, and begin growing and distributing five varieties of plants and tree seedlings with pesticidal properties and for erosion control. More than 100 economically marginalized farming families living in the Department of […]
Plenty works with the University of El Salvador (UES) Schools of Medicine and Agriculture, the non- profit El Cuenco and Programa de Soya San Ramon (PSSR) to help rural communities with high incidences of under undernourishment expand production and processing of foods rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. In June of this year Plenty representatives […]
This year again over 200 family gardens were supported by the program. Above, Pine Ridge ranks as one of the poorest reservations in the US, with extremely high rates of heart disease and diabetes. The organic vegetables raised in these gardens directly address these conditions. Many thanks once more to the Philip R. Jonsson Foundation. […]