Farming

Mel Trent1

Growing Year-Round in Minnesota

What is the difference between aquaponic, hydroponic, and aeroponic growing?

  • 02/02/2021
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Ecolution 5B: The Nature of Moving From Individual to Community

2021: Year of Regeneration — What we have now, from micro to human level, is a selective process in which a small percentage will thrive. Moving to a regenerative mindset is about infusing long-term life and activity into the whole.

  • 01/19/2021
Amanda LSP

Work With Farmers to Build Climate Resistance

LSP’s “Incentivizing 100% Soil Healthy Farming Bill,” which was developed by a team of farmer, rural, and urban members, will be introduced in the Minnesota legislature this month.

  • 01/11/2021
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Spotlight: Shona Snater, Underground

“When you are crawling 60 to 100 feet below ground in an alien environment and see the effects of erosion, human plastic waste, and chemical inputs from agricultural practices in our freshwater, underground streams, you really question the current direction of our society.”

  • 12/26/2020
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Ecolution #4: Regeneration

As Land Stewardship Project has put it, it is not good enough to sustain our land, we need to bring it back to life — which strikes us as a potential mantra for this time. Regeneration is about making things healthier, year after year.

What we have now, from micro to human level, is a selective process
in which a small percentage thrives.
Moving to a regenerative mindset is about infusing life and activity into the whole.

  • 12/21/2020
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Ecolution #2: Collectives

We talked with Angela Dawson, founder of a hemp farm co-op based in Central Minnesota, about why and how

  • 10/16/2020
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Tapestry: An Evolution in Our Ecosystem

commentary about how people connect with the environment

  • 06/24/2020
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Winona LaDuke: A Leader of the Green Revolution

At one time, Minnesota had 11 hemp mills, in towns like Winona and Stillwater.

  • 06/24/2020
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Climate Land Leaders

How Minnesota Women are Restoring the Earth

  • 06/24/2020
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A Blueprint to Thrive

“The vitality of our region, and the strength of our rural economy, depends on everyone being able to contribute, and it starts before birth. We need to ensure all our kids — our Indigenous children, our seventh-generation immigrant children, and our first-generation immigrant children — get the best possible start to life.’’ — Southwest Initiative Foundation President Diana Anderson

  • 02/24/2020
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Hen Solo: My Life as a Chicken

I am one of the lucky ones. I am a Heritage Chicken who grew up on a 100-acre farm in Northfield, at the Main Street Project. My human friend Rocky, along with farmers Antonia and Maria, are among those working together to create sustainable futures for rural immigrant farmers across the Midwest.

  • 01/25/2020
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Celebrating a Vision

Ecosystem content is made possible by Organic Lawns by LUNSETH Two white-haired women farmers in Lac Qui Parle County challenged and

  • 04/01/2019