The Og-woi People’s Orchard and Garden is a community collective project that serves as an example model of how food can be free and accessible. It involves helping a fruit orchard and associated vegetable gardens thrive, with the intent of providing the produce grown by the plants to the people in the community. It is also a place to give to the overall health of the environment and to learn and teach community resiliency and caring. #forthepeople #foralllife #disruptivehumanity #climateaction #communityresilience
Anyone who has the interest can join in the planting and care taking of the project, and those who do mostly see the labor as a gift to the community that brings them joy in the giving. We mainly have work sessions, or collaboration sessions on Sunday mornings at the project site. The land upon which the project sits is the ancestral homelands of the Ute and Shoshone tribes. “Og-woi” is the Shoshone word for River, chosen because the project is next to the Jordan River in Salt Lake City. We must therefore give back to the land what was taken and create a way of providing nourishment – for the soul and body – to all who wish to be nourished.
This project is 100% powered and managed by a collective of many volunteer partners.