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Fort Belknap Agency Has a New Community Garden


July 10, 2019

Medicine Wheel Garden in Fort Belknap. Each one of the four sections of the Medicine Wheel garden is bordered with rocks from each direction on Fort Belknap: Mountain rock from the Little Rockies, granite rock from Snake Butte, glacier rocks from the plains, and sandstone from the badlands area on Fort Belknap. Each section will also feature medicinal perennial plants so that they will grow back each year.

Fort Belknap Agency has a new community garden, and Aaniiih Nakoda College (ANC) interns, Denise Stanley and Corbin Brockie are responsible for tending and promoting the site, which is adjacent to the Discover Fort Belknap RV Park/Don Addy Park on Fort Belknap.

Stanley and Brockie were placed with the MSU-Extension program by ANC. Two days a week they spend at Hays/Lodge Pole, planting, transplanting, weeding, and tending the community garden there. Then, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, they garden at the Fort Belknap location.

According to Stanley, two of the ten beds at the Fort Belknap Co...

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