Healthy soil is a fundamental necessity for all plants, animals, and people. Find out how soil is alive and the actions you can take to nurture healthy soil
- Soil Testing Laboratory
- How to Sample Soil – Lawn/Garden
- Soil Science Labs, Soil Ribbon Test
- Teaming with Microbes
The ultimate local food is the food you grow yourself. Take growing food into your own hands by learning which garden type is right for you.
Raised Bed Gardens
Sustainable restaurants think about the social and environmental impact of their operations. Explore an interactive foodscape to find establishments we like to call Community Connectors, Harvest Heroes, and Earth Advocates.
Buying locally grown or produced food is good for our communities, good for the environment – and good for you! Learn about how your choices DO make a difference.
REDUCE WASTE: Make Food, Not Waste
Reducing our food waste has a great impact on our environment, food system, communities, and pocketbooks! Discover tips to plan, prepare, preserve and purge your way to creating less food waste.
- Think Nobody Wants To Buy Ugly Fruits And Veggies? Think Again. | NPR
- This Grocery Store Gave "Ugly" Fruit and Veggies Their Own Aisle. Watch What Happens.
- Dining Tips to Reduce Food Waste | NY Times
- Wholesome App (whole foods eating app)
- Eureka Recycling’s Zero-Waste Approach to Compostinger Chart
- Preserving the Harvest: Fresh-Frozen Herbs in Oil
- StillTasty, Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide
- How to Organize Your Fridge to Keep Food Fresher, Longer (and Cut Your Energy Bill)
- Food Safety For Moms-to-Be
Reduce Your Waste
- A recipe for cutting food waste | Peter Lehner | TEDxManhattan
- Love Food Hate Waste campaign
- Eureka Recycling’s Zero-Waste Approach to Composting
- Food Water Footprint. How much water does it take to produce what we eat? | LA Times
Food justice is about making sure all people have access to fresh, healthy, affordable, ethically-produced, and culturally appropriate food. Step into the shoes of individuals making positive change in their food communities.
How to Promote Food Justice
- Petition the government to make dumping of edible food illegal or expensive. (France did it!) Start by finding out who your legislator is.
More Info on the 5 People and Organizations You Saw:
Brent & The Inadvertent Cafe
- Article on the importance of the cafe.
- Information on the Land Stewardship Project’s role in developing the cafe.
Jon & The Twin Cities Mobile Market
- The Twin Cities Mobile Market is a project of The Wilder Foundation
Estella & Dream of Wild Health
- Main Website
- Seed saving history
Michael with Project Sweetie Pie
Sarah and the Pearl Park Compost Site