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June 24: 2nd North Minneapolis Sustainable Food Lab

June 24: 2nd North Minneapolis Sustainable Food Lab

This was the 2nd Lab in a series of events to support the development of  a sustainable food system in North Minneapolis. You can find reports about the first Lab here

June 24, 1:30 – 4:30 PM
St. Olaf Community Church 2901 Emerson Ave N. Minneapolis

Growing Healthy Food, Healthy People and a Healthy Community: The Sustainable Food and Community Lab of North Minneapolis

North Minneapolis “is going green, come join us at the sustainable food lab and help us create the healthy future we all want and need.” At the first food lab, we highlighted some of the numerous initiatives in the urban agriculture movement within our community.

  • We celebrated the emerging reality, that through the Wirth Cooperative Grocery Store and Praxis Foods being developed over the next year, North Minneapolis will no longer be the nation’s fifth worst food desert.
  • We highlighted initiatives engaging youth, growing food locally, accessing more land for urban agriculture and the importance of cooperative organization to grow a healthy and wealthy future in North Minneapolis.
  • NOW, on June 24th, we need to build a coherent strategy to link all our efforts, and generate new ones to grow sustainable health and wealth in North Minneapolis

Questions? Call Sam Grant 612-547-9731 or Michael Chaney 612-534-6403

 Sponsored by Appetite for Change, The Blue Cross Blue Shield Center for Prevention and the Bush Foundation

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Come imagine a comprehensive, community designed green-lining of North Minneapolis. Participate in work groups as we consider how to grow links in the food system along our commercial corridors, develop year-round capacity to grow food, engage our schools as vehicles for building healthy and wealth communities, and develop a leading role in the Twin Cities food system by developing capacity as a food processing hub – creating many new jobs and businesses in the process.

Our future is up to us, let’s take it in our hands together, starting with the food system.

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