Local Organization Brings Gardens to Sheridan County

As they establish their own non-profit status, a Youth Gardening Collaboration called Rooted In Wyoming has recently been accepted as a special program under the Wyoming Community Foundation. Rooted In Wyoming (RIW) will work as a public charity through this partnership and receive additional support from the Community Foundation.

The collaboration is led by an all-volunteer board of directors consisting of community members and invested organizations. They are all dedicated to building school and community gardens in Sheridan county and all across Wyoming.

RIW intends to create gardens that provide educational family recreation, healthy, locally grown foods for Sheridan families, connections with area history, and a heightened appreciation for Sheridan’s natural environment. RIW also plans to provide support for those interested in implementing local foods and gardening into their school curriculum by providing funding, volunteer recruitment, tools, resources, planning, organization, and curriculum support.

The organization’s first garden on Big Horn High School’s campus is nearly finished with planting beginning in the spring. Next year, RIW will create gardens at the Woodland Park Elementary School and Holy Name Catholic School.