As announced at previous monthly membership meetings, the tribe was awarded $75,000 for this program. A description of the grant is listed below. Please click on button to read more about the grant award.
Katherine Sebastian Dring(chairwoman during application period)
(Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation) is a state recognized Tribal government located in Connecticut and a small non-profit that plans to expand a Native Farm to School Program that promotes healthy eating, growing techniques and traditional native crops at schools, and on its reservation at the Mary Momoho Community Garden for children and adults. The community garden supports a long-standing food pantry program that provides healthy food bundles for tribal members and other individuals in need of assistance. The Tribe plans to invite students to its 220-acre reservation in North Stonington, CT to learn about and participate in the community garden, participate in air and water quality testing and receive environmental education. The project seeks to expand the Tribe's food pantry effort by expanding the garden to carry out the project, yield more crops, water collection and irrigation, outfit a complete solar green energy system for the processing station, educational environment, and zero carbon footprint community center.