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Forest products are ubiquitous in our society and include much more than wood and paper. Taxol, a chemotherapy drug; rubber-soled shoes; cosmetics; chewing gum; a molded plastic comb; and a softball can all be derived partially or fully from trees...
Here is a list of native prairie plants that would be appropriate for most urban gardens in the Minneapolis area. The key is to buy plants that are gathered from local seed sources. You can get a prairie in a can at Menard's that includes little...
Step-by-step guide on how to plant your own tree.

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Green Gifts FairGreen Gifts Fair

Saturday, November 22, 2014
10:00am to 5:00pm
At the Midtown Global Market 
920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis

$1 Donation/person accepted at the door

To be a vendor, click here.

Find out more about the Green Gifts Fair.

Recent Blog Posts

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Watershed Management Basics

August 11, 2014

In Minnesota, there are several different organizations that work together to manage and protect our water resources.  The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Pollution Control Agency (PCA) are two organizations that many of us are familiar with.  But have you heard of watershed districts (WD) or watershed management organizations (MWO)?

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Low Power Community Radio

July 28, 2014

I’ve loved local radio since I was a kid listening to the “goings-on” in my tiny town. As an adult I carried that interest to New Orleans where the community radio station started in the storeroom above Tipitina’s music stage. They’d drop a mic down through a hole for broadcast.  Then I moved to St. Louis, where 88.1, Double Helix, began in the old Gaslight Square district. You rarely knew what they’d be doing, but it was always interesting. From humble beginnings, both stations have become integral parts of these communities. 

A low power, non-commercial, community radio station* can play a unique role by promoting local civic and cultural participation by all, including the underserved populace.  It is a place where people from all parts of a city can express themselves. Diverse voices speak and a free marketplace of ideas flourishes, helping audiences better understand each other and participate in the process rather than remaining mere consumers of sight, sound, and information.

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Gardening with Kids

July 14, 2014

My five year old son and I have enjoyed gardening together since he was little. We created our first garden in our front yard (where the sunlight was best), and it turned out to be the best place ever! We checked every morning when we went outside to play and each time we left to go somewhere. He even offered samples to our neighbors, who didn’t even know what kale was. At the young age of two, he began taste testing the herbs and grabbing a mint leaf on his way to school!

 

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