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Harvest Festival Dinner Scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17

Harvest Festival Dinner Scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17

CRYP will host its annual Harvest Festival Dinner for the community on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life), the event is open free to the public. Designed to celebrate CRYP’s Native Food Sovereignty initiatives and the abundant harvest from the 2-acre, organic Winyan Toka Win (Leading Lady) Garden,… Continue Reading

CRYP Hosts Garden Blessing, Launches 2016 Growing Season in Winyan Toka Win Garden

On Friday, May 6, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® formally blessed the 2-acre, naturally grown Winyan Toka Win (Leading Lady) garden for the 2016 growing season. Richard Charging Eagle conducted the garden blessing, and 12 young people joined staff members in planting corn for the season. Next on deck: planting potatoes; getting the starter squash… Continue Reading

Winyan Toka Win Garden Continues to Grow

This month, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® is closing out another successful growing season in its 2-acre, naturally grown Winyan Toka Win (“Leading Lady”) garden. Despite a few challenges, the garden is continuing to thrive and expand, thanks to a South Dakota Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant, a Native Agriculture and Food Systems… Continue Reading

Fall Harvest Kicks Into High Gear with “Veggie of the Week” and Community Harvest Festival Dinner

Fall has arrived on the Cheyenne River reservation in north-central South Dakota, which means CRYP staff and volunteers have been hard at work… harvesting, harvesting, harvesting. And that has kicked the “Veggie of the Week” program into high gear, according to Ryan Devlin, CRYP’s sustainable agriculture manager. “For the last two weeks, the focus of… Continue Reading

Sustainable Agriculture Programs Fuel the Keya Cafe, Keya Gift Shop, and Teen Internships

For nearly 15 years, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® has tended a 2-acre, naturally grown garden at its campus in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. What started as a labor of love for Executive Director Julie Garreau has turned into so much more; today, the Winyan Toka Win garden (“Leading Lady” in Lakota) lies at the… Continue Reading

2nd Annual Community Harvest Festival Dinner Scheduled for Sept. 24

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® is preparing to host its 2nd annual Community Harvest Festival Dinner on Wednesday, September 24 at the Cokata Wiconi teen center in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. A community-wide celebration of a bountiful season in the 2-acre Winyan Toka Win garden, the Harvest Festival meal is scheduled for 5 to 8… Continue Reading

Veggies of the Week: Eggplants and Sweet Corn

CRYP staff and volunteers showcased eggplants as the Veggie of the Week at the Leading Lady Farmers Market on Friday, September 5. According to Ryan Devlin, the youth project’s sustainable agriculture manager, the featured veggie did well. “Our teen and youth centers were closed last week, so we weren’t using the vegetables in programming, meals… Continue Reading

“Veggie of the Week” Shines Light on Sustainable Agriculture Initiatives; Eggplant Will Be the Highlight at September 5 Farmers Market

In the four weeks since the Cheyenne River Youth Project® kicked off its new “Veggie of the Week” initiative, the program is proving to be a great success — and it’s shining a powerful light on the 25-year-old, not-for-profit youth organization’s sustainable agriculture initiatives, including the Leading Lady Farmers Market, the Keya Gift Shop, the… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Two Free Community Gardening Classes on Oct. 22 & 24

From 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, and Thursday, October 24, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® will be offering two exciting classes for the Cheyenne River community: Modern Gardening Basics, and Advanced Gardening / Farming. Steven Bond, a technical assistance specialist for the Intertribal Agriculture Council, will be teaching both classes; they are… Continue Reading

CRYP Welcomes Ryan Devlin, Sustainable Agriculture Manager

CRYP is excited to announce that Ryan Devlin joined its full-time staff in late September. Devlin will serve as the organization’s sustainable agriculture manager. In his new role, Devlin will be responsible for preparation, planting, maintenance and harvesting of the Winyan Toka Win garden; maintaining CRYP grounds, the garden shed and all equipment; directing and… Continue Reading



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