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Nov. 22: 3rd N. Minneapolis Food Lab

Nov. 22: 3rd N. Minneapolis Food Lab

Friday, Nov 22, 2013, 3:00 – 6:00 pm Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis

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North Minneapolis is in transformation mode:

  • We have 1,873 vacant lots, which poses an amazing opportunity for urban agriculture and community economic development;
  • We have many corner stores, but few full service grocery stores. However, Praxis Foods and Wirth Cooperative Grocery are on the way to help.
  • We have significant local assets actively engaged in the community health, urban agriculture and community economic development movements. By connecting the dots, we intend to generate a food system in North Minneapolis that collaboratively produces both health and wealth for existing residents.

The Food Lab is a space for celebration of what is working, and for collective recognition of what we need to do next to develop a thoroughly operational local food system. People will learn where we are now in our process and help us move along the road map toward a transformative local food system in our community.

          Working Groups

  • Land Access – how do we acquire access, site control and ownership of sufficient parcels of land for urban agriculture and economic development?
  • Economic Development, commercial corridors and coops
  • Changing the Culture and Structure of our food system
  • Innovations in youth development and food systems
  • Increasing Productivity of urban agriculture
  • Designing for collective impact, how DO WE co-create a food system that produces both health and wealth for existing residents?
Register on this page or call Sam Grant at 612-547-9731.
UPDATE (10/21): One of the organizers who is instrumental to the Lab’s work had a death in the family, so the date of the Lab was changed. The new time is Friday, Nov. 22 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
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