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Winona's Hemp News

Farming brings new life at Winona's Hemp & Heritage Farm this Summer!

This week our hemp rope making machine arrived from China, we built the frame for our new “ high tunnel” a Waaginoogin, and we made the press- big time; both the Star Tribune and the cover of Hemp Magazine. We’re proud of our work and wanted to share all of this with you. 

Farming brings new life.

Winona's Hemp News

MIIN GIIZIS - BLUEBERRY MOON 2019

Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm is growing.  The winter seemed endless for us here in Northern Minnesota, temperatures ranged far, and the storms were brutal.  We are grateful for the warmth of this time.  

Spring is here, summer now, and the crops are in. More are coming.  Cannabis, or hemp is one of many crops we grow here, to produce cordage, and soon textiles.

This year, we are growing fifty female CBD plants, all to offer food, textiles and health products.  We also grow corn, beans, squash, potatoes, tobacco and a host of garden vegetables.  We are interested in growing food for future generations- Indigenous foods, biodiverse foods, and foods in a time of climate change.   Read more

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Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States paperback featuring Foreword by Winona LaDuke

Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States

Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health

Edited by Devon A. MihesuahElizabeth Hoover, Foreword by Winona LaDuke

Winona's Hemp News

The Renaissance of Tribal Hemp

This spring, after gathering on the White Earth Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota and then in Colorado, tribal “hempsters” are working toward a renaissance of the plant that once clothed much of Europe and North America. Tribal hemp growers from the Meskwaki, Lakota, Menominee, Mandan, Hidatsa, Colville and other Native nations are planting the seeds of a new economy—responding with an innovative and holistic approach to the many challenges Native and non-Native communities face.

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