Batteling COVID with Gardening
To combat this extremely stressful situation and help local families to have good health and adequate food in their homes, Dr. Gray-Steele was inspired to launch the Soil Sisters project. Because gardens have been deemed essential by the State of Oklahoma, it will be possible for NWIAA to proceed with this generous project and continue to assist low income kids with the help from the community.
“The gardens will be built at the homes of the people who sign up for one, and the only requirement is that they grow enough to share with three other local families. Since families cannot come to our garden center, we are bringing the garden to them,” Dr. Gray-Steele noted, adding that there will be two garden types available through the project: the Girlfriend Garden, which is grown directly in the cultivated soil, and Nana’s Nutritional Garden, which is a raised bed box garden. Please fill out the form below to get started today!! We are so excited!
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Learning core values and responsibilities such as integrity, honesty, spirit, and community service at this impressionable age will help produce the next minority generation of decent citizens and farmers. NWIAA's new generation of agriculture educators must be persistent, consistent and possess good leadership abilities in order to make a meaningful and tangible difference.
NWIAA’s classes, "Growing Character, Health, and Income from the Ground Up!" help remove generational barriers.
YOUTH-LED DISCUSSIONS AND WORKSHOPS
The J.A.D.E Program was initiated by the daughter of Dr. Tammy Gray-Steele; Jade Steele who has been in agriculture since she was 5.
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Being raised in underprivileged areas of the USA and still being able to achieve success in life because of having a hand in agriculture.
NWIAA is an agriculture outreach, fueled by sisterhood, need, and diversity.
NWIAA's experience has taught us that it is imperative to begin educating youth about personal values as early as 6 years old.