Wise Acre Eatery and Tangletown Gardens are staples in South Minneapolis. People typically know them for their restaurants and garden center, but did you know that they have a 140-acre farm in Plato, MN where they sustainably grow produce and raise animals?
"While we’re frustrated by this obstruction, the fight to make our democracy work for all is far from over. We will not yield."
The Minnesota caucuses take place on Tuesday, February 1st. Caucus resolutions are the grassroots way of promoting your ideas and values in the political process.
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“Protecting our freedom to vote and preventing partisan subversion of our elections is essential if we are to address the most pressing issues we face today like the climate crisis, environmental racism and injustice, and safeguarding our air, lands, waters, wildlife, and oceans."
Faced with deep community opposition, the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) pulled a planned vote to begin construction on a new $180 million gas-fired power plant at the agency’s sewage facility in the Ironbound section of Newark.
Take one part ingenuity, one part perseverance, one part community engagement, one part neighborhood dedication, and mix generously over a period of multiple years. The result? Frogtown Park and Farm.
St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood has been working to become the most sustainable and eco-friendly neighborhood in the city. Frogtown Park and Farm is a large part of this effort. From sustainable urban farming initiatives to creating a gathering space for volunteers and community members, Frogtown Farm is working hard to change the conversation about food.
The effort to create Frogtown Park and Farm was led by four neighborhood residents: Soyini Guyton, Seitu Jones, Patricia Ohmans, and Anthony Schmitz beginning in 2010 in an effort to combat against the old, gritty reputation that Frogtown had along with the food desert that existed in the area. They currently have 5.5 acres of organic urban farming, growing over three tons of fresh produce in 2021, with a plan to grow.
"It's truly a blessing anytime folks come together over food, and to share food.” Said Seitu at a recent community kitchen event where Frogtown Park and Farms taught 17 people how to make seven recipes using ingredients that were produced on-site.
Frogtown Park and Farm’s goal: secure 13 acres of green space in Frogtown while making sure to have a sustainable and self-sufficient approach, creating regenerative systems that build up nutrients rather than degrading the soil. They were even awarded the Water Quality Farm Certification from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. But how can urban farming be sustainable?
Our future is in the balance – a healthy democracy that works for everyone is essential to a healthy climate, to healthy communities, and to protecting our water.
"This grim anniversary should serve as a wake-up call to urgently take all action necessary to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and Freedom to Vote Act to expand the right to vote, end partisan gerrymandering, and give power back to the people."
Join Clean Water Action on Wednesday, January 19th, 2021 at 7 PM for our next virtual activist night! Learn what actions you can take to protect clean water and our climate, take action for environmental champions in preparation ahead of 2022 elections, and bring your own thoughts and ideas for a open discussion. We won't stop fighting to protect the health of our water, climate and communities - and together we can create a clean water and clean energy future for all!