OYATE WICOZANI (Healing the Communty)

Oyate Wicozani and Village Earth recently hosted a organic composting workshop facilitated by John Anderson and Lauren Dittman. Oyate Wicozani is a community-based organization that brings together community leaders, activists, and academics from the reservation who share a common vision of healing and community-based empowerment. The goal of this group in the next year, with support from the Archibald Bush Foundation, will be to develop a model for Lakota governance to strengthen culturally-based institutions and empower the grassroots to serve a greater role in transforming their communities. Gardening will be used as a focus for mobilizing community participation and action in the coming months. John Anderson is a Master Gardener and Master Composter based in Fort Collins, Colorado whose done consulting and workshops on his craft across the country. He can be reached via email at [email protected].