courtesy of MOSES.
Kevin Labenz. Here’s his pitch:
On June 12th, I officially launched my campaign for Minnesota State House of Representatives in the newly outlined District 23A.
Many of you know me well and have graciously supported me over the past month as my campaign took off. A big hearty thank you for your time, donations, and words of encouragement. I couldn’t do any of this without you!
To those who are just getting to know me, I am a long time resident of the district; I grew up on a farm outside of Welcome and went to Martin County West High School in Sherburn. I graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul and subsequently spent 5 years teaching English in Japan before returning home to the farm in 2009.
Spending time with family and old friends, working again in agriculture, and reconnecting with the communities that nurtured me, I was reminded why Southern Minnesota is a wonderful place to live and raise families. Our values and way of life remain attractive, but I have grown increasingly concerned about the ability for young people to stay and make a living in the community they grew up in. Continue reading
Stone’s Throw Urban farm is a new vegetable operation formed through the collaboration of three urban farms in the Twin Cities. We transform vacant lots into micro-farms, and run a diversified rotation on about 18 lots around the city. We’re taking on new land this year, with the goal of feeding more people in our community and working towards paying ourselves a living wage. We will be running a 100-member vegetable CSA, selling at the Mill City Market in downtown Minneapolis, and hopefully selling directly to our neighbors.
With the new land we’re turning over this spring, we need help covering some start-up costs. We’re raising money through Kickstarter, and any amount you can give will help us feed our neighbors and grow our own livelihoods as urban farmers. We strive to be a model for urban food production across the country, and hope we can give back to this community of Greenhorns in that way.
Thanks a million for your support!
Emily and the STUF farmers
The landowner, Robert, has just written up a blog post describing the situation. You can read the post HERE and contact Robert at farm at youngwalser.net
The farm is near Cannon Falls, MN and has great for some enthusiastic greenhorns! Thanks, Robert.
The Farm-to-Consumer Foundation and the Foundation for Consumer Free Choice will co-host the Third Annual Raw Milk Symposium: Producer-Consumer-Choice in Bloomington, Minnesota. The event will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Bloomington. It is open to the public. Farmers and consumers are especially invited to learn more about the safety and health benefits of Raw Milk as well as the critical relationship between producers and Consumers
Featured speakers at the event include:
Ted Beals, M.S., M.D. - He is a retired pathologist with a special interest in the relationship of raw milk to the specific facts surrounding its safety.
Sally Fallon Morell, M.A. - Author of the best-selling cookbook, Nourishing Traditions and President of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
David Gumpert - Author, journalist and reporter, and host of the on-line journal, The Complete Patient. His most recent book is The Raw Milk Revolution.
Sylvia Onusic, Ph.D. - A nutritionist and writer/journalist in the areas of traditional and whole foods and public health with a particular knowledge of the European perspective. Continue reading