On Friday, September 9 the VISTA Cohort 2016-2017 along with MCN VISTA's program coordinator and program manager participated in a service day at the Dream of Wild Health Farm (one of MCN VISTA's host site) where Maddie Hyde is serving. When our group arrived at the Farm, we immediately got welcomed in and given a tour of the Farm.
Throughout the day VISTAs were busy helping the farmers while learning about farming and hearing stories from the elders and those in the community. VISTAs split up into groups to:
- Harvest ground cherries, an indigenous food to Minnestoa
- Weed and plant in the high tunnel
- Pick dry beans and shelled them to preserve for seed
- Pick buds off tobacco
- Weed squash
We had a blast and enjoyed getting out of the office for the day. On behalf of the MCN VISTA program, we want to thank Dream of Wild Health for being such amazing hosts for our Day of Service!