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Stengel Seed and Grain Provides Tour of Organic Seed Processing

Stengel Seed and Grain Provides Tour of Organic Seed Processing

Stengel Seed and Grain Provides Tour of Organic Seed Processing Stengel Seed and Grain, owned by brothers Doug and Tim Stengel, has been a food-grade organic grain cleaner for over 40 years. On Sept. 13, 2019 Doug Stengel hosted a tour of their organic seed processing operation

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Big Stone Pumpkin Patch Showcases Farming with Entertainment

Big Stone Pumpkin Patch Showcases Farming with Entertainment

Big Stone Pumpkin Patch Showcases Farming with Entertainment Mark and Emily Mueller, owners of the Big Stone Pumpkin Patch, hosted guests on Sept. 13 during the SDSPA tour featuring Agritourism. Their farm is on a gravel road a few miles from the paved highway, just southwest of

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Gardens, High Tunnel and Geothermal Greenhouse Tour at REDCO

Gardens, High Tunnel and Geothermal Greenhouse Tour at REDCO

Gardens, High Tunnel and Geothermal Greenhouse Tour at REDCO On Sept. 7, guests toured the Rosebud Economic Development community garden plot, situated behind the Turtle Creek grocery store in Mission, SD, to learn about the gardens and the geothermal greenhouse being utilized to grow food for community

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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 Community Development Corporation (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.

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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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