Farming

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Kathy Draeger: From Urban Center to Rural Remote

“This has been a grand adventure in farming, family, and community. Our goals included land and habitat restoration, clean energy, carbon sequestration, and healthy free-range kids.”

  • 09/10/2021
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Weeds, Words & Wisdom: An Intergenerational Conversation

We put three of our favorite environmental activists and policy advocates in the same virtual room together for a conversation. Here is what former Rep. Karen Clark, Women’s Environmental Institute co-founder Jacqueline Zita, and sustainable agriculture student and activist Priscilla Trinh talked about in June 2021.

  • 07/29/2021
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Juneteenth Messages

Two compelling Juneteenth messages

  • 06/25/2021
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Naima Dhore: Cultivating Food Sovereignty

Unlike many white counterparts, farmers of color usually cannot expect to inherit land ownership or receive capital from a family member.

  • 06/25/2021
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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
Angela Dawson Q&A

Ecolution #2: Collectives

We talked with Angela Dawson, founder of a hemp farm co-op based in Central Minnesota.

  • 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