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’s Disaster Relief and Recovery program channels material aid and volunteers to aid communities affected by natural and man-made disasters in the United States, Central America, Haiti, Nepal and elsewhere.
Books To Kids provides free, quality books to children with limited access to books of their own in Gulf Coast communities, Tennessee, Kentucky and Appalachia.
Kids To The Country on The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee offers inner-city kids a chance to explore nature, creativity, and learn conflict resolution skills away from urban strife.
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. […]
Plenty is happy to participate in the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign workplace giving program for federal employees. Financial contributions federal employees designate to approved nonprofit organizations are matched by the U.S. government. Contributions that Plenty receives through the CFC are earmarked for its food and agricultural programs in Central America. If you or a family […]
Over 20,491 quality books were distributed to kids to take home at 15 schools and community sites and to over 200 individual families on the Gulf coast, in Nashville, TN and Appalachia. To date more than 106,000 books have been distributed by the program since 2006. Kids in Williamsburg, Kentucky in Appalachia are benefiting from […]
This past year ninety-three kids took a break from urban strife and experienced nature close up during KTC’s summer program. Peacemaker classes and role-plays dealing with real life situations helped the children practice problem-solving skills. “Mothers and Others Day” brought kids and their mothers or caregivers together to experience KTC for a day in July. […]
Sixteen Biloxi-Chitimacha families flooded by Hurricane Isaac in August received replacement beds and mattresses, thanks to funding provided by the Philip R. Jonsson Foundation and individual Plenty donors. Over 100 families from 3 Louisiana bayou tribal communities benefitted over the Christmas holiday from toys, books, and grocery cards, thanks to Plenty volunteer Elaine Langley and […]
Our ultimate purpose is to: improve people’s health by helping them cultivate intensely nutritious foods retain and uphold culture by using culturally-specific methodology to achieve program goals rejuvenate depleted soils by adding minerals and processes of healing the earth at constituent gardens create a new asset for constituents by revitalizing and maintaining their soils by […]
Plenty began helping the home and community gardens project on the Pine Ridge Oglala Lakota Reservation in South Dakota in 1985. Since that time, with the support of Onaway Trust, Running Strong for American Indian Youth, the Philip R. Jonsson Foundation and individual Plenty donors the number of gardens has grown from 4 to 400. […]
Since hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast at the end of August in 2005, the quarter- mile wide Isle de Jean Charles, which lies just southwest of New Orleans three feet above sea level has been flooded by hurricanes Rita (2005), Gustav (2008), Ike (2008), and now Isaac as well as tropical […]
This summer Books To Kids teamed up with Kids To The Country to make books available to KTC participants to take home at the end of their four-day session at the Farm Community. In 2011 Books To Kids began developing partnerships with organizations serving the populations of Appalachia in eastern Kentucky and Tennessee. In August […]
On Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, Plenty assists more than 200 Lakota families to grow vegetable gardens in culturally compatible ways. We are now considering developing a buy-back vegetable program that would keep more vegetables on the Reservation while providing income to the gardeners. Greenhouse upgrades (like heat) or a new greenhouse are needed, […]