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Okanagan Indian Band Komasket Community Garden

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Hi my name is Shawn with One Yoga Vernon, our studio is getting behind an initiative to purchase an industrial food dehydrator for the Okanagan Indian Band here on the unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan People.

Nikki Lorentz, the Food Security Coordinator with OKIB -

"As for food security initiative and Komasket Community Garden; food is in our culture, it is a way of life, a way to connect and be with community. Sadly, it is also something that has historically been taken from many indigenous people. Within our oral history there are stories of children going hungry, malnutrition and destruction of food sources. The food security initiative at OKIB is our way of taking back the power to feed our community.

We are creating food sovereignty together once again.

The Komasket community garden is 73 garden beds of organic vegetables grown by, preserved by and consumed by the OKIB community. A dehydrator/freeze dryer will help us preserve many of our vegetables and ensure a food supply through winter months. It is greatly appreciated that people want to see our community thrive and thank you for your kind offer to help us do just that."

Our goal is to raise enough money to purchase this dehydrator in time for the harvest season this fall, we are setting a target date of August 31, 2021 to try and raise $2500 through our yoga community!


Shawn McMann
Vernon, BC

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