Nation Nourishment Program

Nation Nourishment is a hands-on and classroom based food growing experience for Umonhon Nation community members seeking to learn to grow food for their family, community and local economy. Through the series of seasonally centered programs learners will:

  • Learn how to grow their own food, from planning to preservation
  • Gain knowledge and experience in traditional Umonhon food sustainability practices
  • Explore opportunities for farm and personal economic development, including financial literacy, marketing, varied growing practices
  • Receive a $400 stipend/month with successful attendance
  • Earn a certificate of completion, for furthering entrepreneurial and employment development

2023 Program Overview

Seasonally based programs will be offered throughout 2023-24, beginning in April. Learners will participate in classes held on Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 pm. Monthly stipends will be given to all community members who participate in this program. At the end of this program, participants will receive a certificate of completion from UNL Extension. Session topics will include:

  • Spring Session - April-May-June (Online Only)
    Planning, ground preparation, planting, early season harvesting, financial literacy

  • Summer ‒ July-August-September (Facebook Posts)
    Weeding and watering, preservation, traditional plant gathering, business plan development, market tour

  • Autumn ‒ October-November-December (Online Only)
    Fallowing, late season harvesting, seasonal farm-based enterprises, preservation, seed saving

  • Winter ‒January-February-March (Online Only)
    Seed starting, starter plants, garden planning, backyard poultry, fruit trees

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Who Should Participate in this Program?

  • People interested in growing, preparing and preserving food safely and successfully for family, community and sale
  • Entrepreneurs wanting to learn the business and regulatory practices of growing and selling produce and products for local markets
  • Learners wanting to know more about gathering and growing traditional Umonhon edible and medicinal foods and plants