In recognition of its anniversary, Tomah Health has donated $1,000 to the Tomah Boys & Girls Club.
Story By Georgina Fernandez
Local News Published 09/30/2020 5:57PM, Last Updated 09/30/2020 6:07PM
Wabeno – The Bodwéwadmi Ktëgan, which translates to Potawatomi Farm, in Forest County is promoting a farm-to-table lifestyle. The farm offers a variety of agriculture, from pigs, cows and bison to specific Potawatomi fruits and vegetables.
Joe Shepard, the assistant farm manager, was first introduced with the idea of starting the farm when he was in High School. The Potawatomi tribe, like many other Native American tribes through the United States, have a high rate of heart disease and diabetes. The tribe wanted to find a way to help promote a healthier lifestyle in its community.
Then in 2017, that dream became a reality with the farm.
“Everything that we produce went to our schools, our daycare, our elders, the rec departments when they provided their summer feedings,” Shepard said.
Everything that is produced on