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Developing Environmental Monitoring Programs for Small and Midsize Food Processors

MOSES Organic Field Days

Learn from other farmers’ experiences by attending a MOSES Organic Field Day this season. Most of these events are free; In Her Boots workshops are $50 and include a farm tour, lunch, and trainings. Registration is open for all events. Continue reading ‘MOSES Organic Field Days’

U of MN Course: Regreening Minds, Cities, and Regions

We will explore three key trends in regreening: urban agriculture (recultivating the city), urban water (restoring the city), and urban rewilding (rewilding the city). You also will gain greater interdisciplinary insights into the applied aspects of the regreening movement in cities and regions so they will better connect and improve your practices. Are you interested in finding out about what your peers in other majors think about regreening? Would you like to be involved in an interdisciplinary regreening project in the Twin Cities and meet local practitioners involved in regreening projects? We’ll be doing all of these things in this seminar. In addition, we’ll also explore how sustainable actions and plans contribute to the politics, policies, metrics, and planning of alternative visions of urban nature and sustainability. Continue reading ‘U of MN Course: Regreening Minds, Cities, and Regions’

Online Permaculture Design Course

Being in to farming I don’t have much money but I do like the opportunity to learn about a lot, especially about building a more sustainable farm/homestead. As such I have become quite interested in all the PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) courses that are offered but they are all out of my price range. That said there is a course that is happening in June that will be recorded and distributed, for a price that I can afford $120 to download the 220 hours of video they are planning on taking. Ok so you don’t get any certificate from it but you can learn a lot still. Join by May 26, 2017 to access the videos.

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Farm Law 101 Workshop for Farm Professionals

Calling all farm educators, advisors, and related professionals! Confidently, safely help farmers understand farm law basics. Attend our Farm Law 101 Workshop for Farm Professionals. June 20, 2017 in Madison, WI and June 27, 2017 in Falcon Heights, MN.

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SPROUT Free Workshops to Help Growers and Artists Increase Profitability

Artists and growers as small business entrepreneurs are invited to attend free educational workshops to build their business profitability and capacity. The events will be hosted at the Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace (609 13th Ave NE, Door 8, Little Falls, MN 56345). Throughout the next three years, Sprout will host 14 leadership and business classes and trainings funded by an ArtPlace America creative placemaking grant awarded to Region Five Development Commission. Continue reading ‘SPROUT Free Workshops to Help Growers and Artists Increase Profitability’

GAPs Online Produce Safety Course

The next English GAPs Online Produce Safety Course will begin on June 7, 2017 and run through June 27, 2017.  This course is intended to improve your understanding of GAPs to guide assessment of risks and implementation of practices to reduce risks on fresh produce farms.  Continue reading ‘GAPs Online Produce Safety Course’