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Can You Feed Yourself? How?

At a University of Minnesota Student Energy Club meeting with guest Nate Hagens in December 2015, a student noted that in his native India solar energy is more widely recognized as the way we heat water and grow food. Hagens responded by saying that the United States will not be resilient if we lose 24/7 access…

Homegrown Minneapolis: A Local Resource Guide

“The main way that most people will experience climate change is through the impact on food: the food they eat, the price they pay for it, and the availability and choice that they have.” — Tim Gore, head of food policy and climate change, Oxfam There is a reason we are hearing more about urban…

Why Farmer’s Markets Are Important

Midwest flood

excerpt from “Why Local Food Is Vital,” by MPLSGreen founder Mikki Morrissette On a recent Saturday afternoon, I sat down with an iced vanilla nirvana in my favorite coffeeshop and started reading a 2010 book by Bill McKibben called Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Admittedly, I sat down with McKibben’s book…