- Article by: JEAN HOPFENSPERGER
- Star Tribune
- May 20, 2013 - 6:33…
Food. Health. Community.
The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs has an exciting summer research assistantship available working to scale up the development of local food systems. This project will work with a certified commercial kitchen and emerging food hub in Big Stone County, Minnesota to help identify rules, regulations, and barriers to processing specific food items in certified commercial kitchens. Research…
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As we approach the first anniversary of the Healthy Eating Minnesota Network’s launching, we wanted to take a moment and celebrate the great conversations, content, and connections that have been shared by members.
The Healthy Eating Minnesota Network was launched with the goal of…Continue
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Introducing: 2013 Community Conveners!
When the Healthy Eating Minnesota Network launched, several passionate people volunteered to host conversational communities for one year. Now, the year anniversary of the Healthy Eating Minnesota Network (HEMN) is just around the corner. In the first year, the Network has grown to more than 725 members and 22 communities.…
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Check out this opportunity from Bossy Acres. They're looking for an experienced food writer and/or blogger to create a series of CSA related recipes for their 2013 season. Applications are due March 31st!Continue
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The Healthy Eating Minnesota Network is looking for passionate people to convene one of the following communities:
When the Healthy Eating Minnesota Network…
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The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy is hiring for four positions--applications are all coming up in the next couple of days! Full information here: http://www.iatp.org/about/jobs-and-internships
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THE CITY OF RICHFIELD, MINNESOTA
Announces an Opening
for the Position of
FARMERS’ MARKET COORDINATOR
Recreation Services Department
Salary Range: $13.01/hour minimum to $15.06/hour maximum
6:00 AM – 1:00 PM Saturdays and/or 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM Wednesdays; plus up to 5 office hours/week.
NATURE OF WORK
Under the general supervision of the Recreation Supervisor (for Older Adults &…
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The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has partnered with the Darden Restaurants Foundation to make available grants for community gardens that benefit families and individuals of low-income status. This would be a great opportunity for you to obtain funds to help build or expand a community garden that fosters stewardship and outdoor activity while donating the produce to those in need. The grants will range from $2,500 to $7,500 and will be…Continue
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Wishing everyone on the Healthy Eating Minnesota Network a happy & healthy 2013!
Some of us made food related New Years resolutions including eating more local foods, visiting more farmers markets, and cooking a new vegetable dish every week. Do you have a food resolution to share?…Continue
Stories, recipes, and advice written by University of Minnesota student cooks. UMN Cooks is a pilot project brought to you by the students of Healthy Food Healthy Lives: A Food Systems Approach to Cooking.
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When Los Angeles–based artist Fritz Haeg comes to Minneapolis in May, he’ll be planting a garden in an unlikely place, physically and…
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Healthy food access is an issue with serious ramifications for the future of our state. Not only does it have a direct effect on rates of obesity and other diet-related health problems, and therefore health care costs, but also on the divide between the haves and have-nots of…Continue
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From Mary Jo Forbord and Lisa Gemlo
Effective social networks don’t weave themselves. Even well-intentioned people committed to the cause of food systems change, if left to their own devices, will tend to follow the path of least resistance, forming connections with others who are of like mind and conveniently close at hand. While these spontaneously occurring clusters may be highly efficient in sharing information and organizing activities within limited domains, the lack of…Continue
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Beth Zemsky has worked as a consultant, a community organizer, a psychotherapist, an educator, and an organizational leader. She’s worn a lot of hats; this breadth of experience has led to a deep passion for growing movements for change.
Zemsky spoke at the Healthy Eating Minnesota Learning Meeting, which was held on June 4th, 2012. Katie Eukel of Fourth Sector Consulting recently interviewed Zemsky, asking questions about movement building and making change…Continue
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From Seitu Jones and Jamie Holding Eagle
Growing healthy food is the most obvious objective of local food systems. But growing healthy communities is just as important for community gardening and urban farming projects as the tending of tomatoes or carrots. The seeds of change sown by these endeavors can result in a bountiful harvest of social benefits, including an enhanced sense of community cohesion, an increase in local self-sufficiency, and even a reduction in crime from…Continue
This is @Katie Eukel, and I'm posting from the Food Access Summit in Duluth today and tomorrow. Best way to follow what's happening? Check out the #MNFoodAccess Twubs: http://twubs.com/mnfoodaccess.
Have a question? Drop me a line or comment on this post! Happy to connect people who couldn't be here in person.
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In 2011, “Good Food” advocates had their first official “Food Day” – a vast assortment of 2,200 activities and actions across the country focused on a healthy, green, fair and…Continue
One goal of the Healthy Eating Minnesota Network is to connect our members and organizations with resources they can use when advocating for a strong and equitable food system in Minnesota.Continue
The White House is hosting a Google "Hangout on Local Foods" at 3pm EDT today (2pm central time). Participate by tuning in and by submit questions before & during: http://ow.ly/cgsru …Continue
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