Today I’m traveling to South Dakota to visit the Bear Soldier Tribal Orchard. Edy’s Fruit Bars has partnered with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation to develop Communities Take Root, a program to provide fresh fruit orchards in dozens of communities across the United States.
This is not about just planting a few fruit trees. We’re talking about planting and orchard and helping a community for many years down the road.
If you’re a regular reader, you know my heart is with the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. I’ve been voting for the Bear Soldier Tribal Orchard in McLaughlin, SD, and I’m asking you to please vote for them here. You can vote daily until August 31st.
You can read more about this orchard and their Medicine Wheel of Healing here. If you want to help the Lakota in other ways, consider donations to The Cheyenne River Reservation. You can read about the reservation and their needs at the Cheyenne River Youth Project site. I belong to a group of people that want to make a difference in the lives of the Native Americans who live at the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Check us out and please vote for this orchard.