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. 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
- 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
- Learn about the Inadvertent Cafe successes!
- Find more information on the Land Stewardship Project’s role in developing the Inadvertent Cafe!
Jon & The Twin Cities Mobile Market
- Join the Facebook community today!
- The Twin Cities Mobile Market is a project of The Wilder Foundation.
Estella & Dream of Wild Health
- Learn about seed saving history at dreamofwildhealth.org for more information.
Michael with Project Sweetie Pie
- Learn more at projectsweetiepie.org.
Antonia & Main Street Project
- Learn more about poultry-centered farming that nurtures people and the planet at mainstreetproject.org.