A plan to turn Hiawatha Golf Course into Minneapolis' first food forest

Food Forest

Imagine a forest filled with edible plants, berries, hazelnuts, and maple trees, bordered by hiking trails. A place where you can learn to forage and harvest while enjoying a beautiful lake and natural wetlands.

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Equity debate draws candidates for Minneapolis Park Board election

Citywide and southwest seats are drawing the most competition so far.

By  Star Tribune

A year before next year’s Minneapolis park commissioner elections, the field of citywide candidates is getting crowded.

And that’s before a push to recruit equity-focused candidates hits high gear.

 

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Carol House pushed her grandson Isaiah Halsall on a swing at the newly remodeled East Phillips Park May 29, 2014

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Counterpoint: Why paying $15 is good for our businesses and for families

Dollars

As three Minneapolis employers, investing in our workers is not just warm and fuzzy. 
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Russ Henry moves compost from rotting to rulemaking in Minneapolis

Tired of dealing with fines and citations for having too much compost rotting in his backyard, Longfellow resident Russ Henry decided to fight city hall.

Photo: Turning the compost pile, adding leaves. (Photo by Eli SagorCreative Commons license)

Henry estimates that 10 to 20 percent of households in Minneapolis compost and that the city’s composting rules were outdated and impracticable. Instead of just complaining, he brought together a committee of local city food growers and environmental experts to create a plan that would better serve both the gardeners and the city.

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