A fiscally sponsored project of Springboard for the Arts. To give to Springboard: http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Springboard-For-The-Arts
Mission: To empower Indigenous Minneapolis residents of the global North and South through the recovery of our ancestral oral traditions, creativity, traditional dance, and gardening methods for the promotion of urban agriculture, equitable access to healthy food, and climate justice.
Inspiration: The Zenteotl Project is inspired by the creative energy that brought zentli-corn-to the earth thousands of years ago for the health and wellbeing of the people.
Community Engagement: The Zenteotl Project is the community engagement component of Tlalnepantla Arts. Since 2009, the Zenteotl Project has grown zentli-corn-within a community garden in Central neighborhood, Minneapolis collectively with indigenous families of the global North and South.
Garden: Our garden's centerpiece is a 400 square-foot zenmilli, or cornfield, of a short-season blue corn that grows in company with its sister plants: beans and squash. One of our objectives in planting this unique zentli is to understand its adaptability to our drastically changing Minnesota and global climate.
Our Goal: Participants of the Zenteotl Project are currently planning towards the establishment of an urban community garden/farm in 2013 that offers Indigenous South Minneapolis residents, from throughout the Continent, an opportunity to grow and preserve organic seeds while honoring elders, mentoring youth, and promoting our creativity.
Need: Seed money to gain access to a lot of land in South Minneapolis; to obtain supplies and equipment; and to test and prepare the soil for planting.
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