Pine Ridge Gardens

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. Last spring about 20,000 plants, grown in the project greenhouse at Slim Buttes on the Reservation, were distributed. Typically a gardener received a variety of vegetable plants including tomatoes, watermelon, cabbage, peppers, squash and beans.