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, Earth Advocates, and Sourcing Sticklers. Click to discover about what they do; visit to discover how they taste.
- At Sara's Table Chester Creek Cafe
- Wise Acre Eatery
- Main Street Farmer Eatery
- Tipsy Chicken
- Common Roots Cafe
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. Food Justice can be as small as the nutrients in a carrot or as large as global climate change. You can make an impact beyond at the grocery store or in the polling booth by supporting local and fairly traded products, living wages for food workers, access to garden space, and access to healthy food for everyone.
Want to learn more? Check out this video from PBS and the organizations below to find out more.
How to Promote Food Justice
- Start a community garden!
- Support small, local farms!
- Support urban farms!
- Buy products and produce from members of underrepresented communities!
- Volunteer at or donate to organizations that provide free, culturally appropriate food to folks who need it!
More Info on the 5 People and Organizations You Saw:
Michael & Urban Roots
- Learn more about Cook Fresh and the other exceptional Urban Roots programs
Jon & The Twin Cities Mobile Market
Estella & Dream of Wild Health
- Learn about seed saving and the mission of dreamofwildhealth
Michael & Project Sweetie Pie
- Learn what Michael & Project Sweetie Pie are cultivating these days at projectsweetiepie.org
Antonia & Sharing Our Roots (formerly Main Street Project)
- Learn more about poultry-centered farming that nurtures people and the planet at sharing-our-roots.org