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Sinte Gleska High Tunnel & Gardens

Sinte Gleska High Tunnel & Gardens

Sinte Gleska High Tunnel & Gardens Sometimes, we don’t know how we get where we are. And sometimes the mysterious universe lands us in a place that feels like home.  For Carmelita Sully, Director/Head Gardener/Brains behind the Sinte Gleska Gardens, Greenhouse, and High Tunnel – gardens feel like

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Oyate Teca Project in Kyle, SD

Oyate Teca Project in Kyle, SD

Oyate Teca Project in Kyle, SD Guests arrived in Kyle, SD on Aug. 17 to learn about the Oyate Teca Project led by Executive Director, Rose Fraser. Despite being a small building, the program provides a number of initiatives that address food sovereignty issues. Since 2010, the

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Thunder Valley CDC Features Food Sovereignty Initiatives

Thunder Valley CDC Features Food Sovereignty Initiatives

Thunder Valley CDC Features Food Sovereignty Initiatives On Aug. 17, Thunder Valley CDC in Porcupine, SD hosted a producer tour. Executive Director, Dianne Amiotte-Seidel greeted guests and provided a wonderful meal of Buffalo & Vegetable Soup, Wojapi & Fry Bread, along with a salad. After the meal,

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Custer Regional Hospital- The Healing Garden

Custer Regional Hospital- The Healing Garden

Custer Regional Hospital- The Healing Garden SDSPA hosted a garden tour at the The Custer Healing and Wellness Garden at the Custer Regional Hospital on Aug. 9, 2019. When Dr. Joy Falkenburg talks about the Healing Garden at Custer Regional Hospital, the story is folded into her

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Tour of Dr. Joy Falkenburg’s Home Landscape

Tour of Dr. Joy Falkenburg’s Home Landscape

Tour of Dr. Joy Falkenburg’s Home Landscape Dr. Joy Falkenburg hosted a SDSPA tour and local foods potluck celebration on Aug. 9, 2019 at her home in Custer, SD. To anyone stepping foot onto the property of Dr. Falkenburg, it may appear a bit chaotic, where a large

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Producer Feature: Dakota Greens- Custer Greenhouses & Nursery, Inc.

Producer Feature: Dakota Greens- Custer Greenhouses & Nursery, Inc.

Growing Community in Custer: Dakota Greens- Custer Greenhouses & Nursery, Inc. Dakota Greens- Custer Greenhouse & Nursery and Owners Jeff & Robin Prior hosted a SDSPA tour on Aug. 9, 2019 and shared production information to participants on their flower, nursery and tomato operation. Jeff was raised and worked

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Hydroponics, Processing Kitchen & Grass Fed Beef Featured

Hydroponics, Processing Kitchen & Grass Fed Beef Featured

Hydroponics, Processing Kitchen & Grass Fed Beef Featured During Summer Tour Happy Hydros in Pukwana, SD hosted a S.D. Specialty Producers Association tour on July 28, 2019. Owners, Mark and Teal Scholl showcased their four greenhouses and hydroponic production of tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce. Bumblebees were hard

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Gourmet Mushrooms Available in the Black Hills

Gourmet Mushrooms Available in the Black Hills

Gourmet Mushrooms Available in the Black Hills Dakota Mushrooms in Sioux Falls used to be the only mushroom grower in South Dakota, but not anymore. As of summer 2019, two new producers are in the Black Hills: Alan Carner (Black Hills Mushrooms, Rapid City) and Jackson Young (Young Mushrooms, Spearfish).

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New SDSPA Board Member, Cindy Tolle

New SDSPA Board Member, Cindy Tolle

Producer Feature: Cindy Tolle & Evergreen Ranch & Livestock In June, 2019 SDSPA appointed Cindy Tolle to the Board of Directors. Cindy brings a wealth of expertise to the organization. Cindy has degrees in Biology & Chemistry, Microbial Ecology, and a PhD in Chemistry & Biochemistry. She

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Producer Feature: Schadé Vineyard and Winery

Producer Feature: Schadé Vineyard and Winery

Producer Feature: Schadé Vineyard and Winery Schadé Vineyard and Winery owners, Nancy and Jim Schade along with Dillon Ringling received a Value Added Producer Grant through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a healthy juice utilizing Aronia berries from South Dakota growers. The idea

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