Archive for the 'Courses & Workshops' Category

Ojibway Storytelling, Cooking Demonstration, Local Food, Art Event at SPROUT Marketplace

In just one month after receiving the Artplace America grant to transform the Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace (609 13th Ave NE, Door 8, Little Falls, MN 56345) into a cultural and destination food hub rooted in economic development and placemaking goals for our region, Sprout has charged ahead and geared up for its second cultural gathering Saturday, February 25, focused on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (LLBO) food, art, and culture. Continue reading ‘Ojibway Storytelling, Cooking Demonstration, Local Food, Art Event at SPROUT Marketplace’

Minnesota Farmers’ Market Association Spring Conference

We’re excited to announce that registration for our Spring Conference and Annual Meeting is now open. It’s March 21 at the Monticello Community Center.

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Midwest Cover Crop Council Annual Meeting

The 2017 Midwest Cover Crop Council (MCCC) annual meeting is coming to the Crown Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 15th!

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Food & Wine Classes at the MN Landscape Arboretum

Fun, local-food, educational programs are coming up for Spring/Summer 2017! All programs take place at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen. QUESTIONS? Follow links below and/or call 612-301-1210 for more information or registration. Continue reading ‘Food & Wine Classes at the MN Landscape Arboretum’

Specialty Crop Grower Workshops

Renewing the Countryside is looking for specialty crop growers in Minnesota who could benefit from some peer learning opportunities we have coming up in the next couple of months. We are offering these mini workshops free of charge to help you troubleshoot and increase profitability for the upcoming growing season. We are also offering a few hours of follow up assistance from the workshop hosts for attendees.

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Effective Marketing for the Busy Farmer

Most of us go into farming with the thought of making some – or all – of our livelihood through the sale of what we make or grow. As you grow your operation to provide more of your family’s income, having a carefully planned marketing strategy becomes more critical. Online course; March 1 – April 5, with webinars each Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 7:30pm EST. Continue reading ‘Effective Marketing for the Busy Farmer’

Urban Permaculture Design Course

Big River Permaculture presents this unique Urban PDC, which incorporates and expands on the standard curriculum with the addition of more than 25 hours of hands­-on activities, lectures, design exercises and dynamic guest speakers. This PDC emphasizes urban permaculture, Minnesota ­specific strategies, and social justice in our work as permaculturists. Continue reading ‘Urban Permaculture Design Course’


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