Tag Archives: local food

It’s harvest time! How far did your food travel?

Oh Bounteous Garden… August was supposed to be the month we looked at reducing our carbon footprint in the area of transportation. What was I thinking?! I’m spending any non-work hours trying to stay ahead of the garden. We have … Continue reading

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Experiments in Square-Foot Gardening

This month the mini-challenge is localizing our food.We’re paying attention to where our food comes from at the coop, choosing Minnesota or Wisconsin-grown, rather than California or Mexico. At our last trip, 24% of our purchase was local. The other … Continue reading

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June Mini-Challenge: Eat Local

June in Minnesota means gardening! Our mini-challenge this month is to take steps to make our food choices more local. Gardening: If you’ve got a yard, you can start a garden. At our house, we are trying out square foot … Continue reading

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Join the Local Food Conversation

Growing food as locally as possible is a key component of the sustainability movement and addresses a number of problems: Increasing cost of healthy food due to high cost of fuel to transport Lack of access for some people to … Continue reading

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What’s Up This Week!

The Longfellow Sustainability Group meets this Saturday, June 4, at 10:30 am at Peace Coffee. Last month’s mini-challenge was reducing garbage so we’ll hear from attenders about what they tried. As always, we’ll share resources and info on events. Northern … Continue reading

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