RURAL REFLECTIONS Going back to Gully
My daytrips usually involve exotic locales such as Carrington, North
Dakota to visit my brother or even so far-flung a location as Austin,
Minnesota to pick-up something I purchased on eBay. This week... Posted on 5/27/11 at 1:45 PM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES Bergen, Minnesota
After a brief hiatus due to non-column related commitments, we are now back on track to start you on the tour of the German-named villages in Minnesota. We'll start off with the first town on the li... Posted on 1/23/11 at 4:26 AM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Healthy Eating, Substainable Farming
The Lake Superior Sustainbable Farming Association is a great organization that I have belonged to in years past.It is a non-profit, and they put on many wonderful events in the community. Examples th... Posted on 4/24/10 at 9:18 AM
With several inches of snow still on the ground, it’s hard to imagine that the Minnesota vegetable planting season will soon be here.
However, the farm at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland is a beehive of activity. A group of Carleton College students and farm manager David Abazs spent a week in late March preparing the land for its first season.
David and Lise Abazs began their journey together in 1986, when they were married in a Buddhist service in Sri Lanka; a Hindu ceremony at Gandhi’s ashram in Wardha, India; and finally a Christian wedding service in North Carolina.
The two writers wrote this piece originally as part of a grant proposal to support efforts toward more small farms in the region. If offers a snapshot of what the region is up against in establishing a local food market with small farms.
Cree Bradley and Christine Penney
, August 12, 2010
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