Homegrown Minneapolis to report results at open house Dec. 3
Learn more about past and future work around nutritious and locally grown foods at a Homegrown Minneapolis open house from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Cedars Hall, 602 University Ave. NE. In the last year, the City has helped make it easier to find healthy food in neighborhood stores; made it easier to have a backyard beehive; allowed farm stands to sell fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs grown within the city more days; and allowed mobile grocery stores that sell fresh food.
The open house will include:
- A report on the past year of progress.
- Informational tables for a range of interests with healthy eating tips, seeds, recipes, worm composting, beekeeping, small business loan programs geared toward food production, and more.
- A preview of two new PBS episodes about food.
Homegrown Minneapolis is a citywide initiative expanding the community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods.
Homegrown Minneapolis has changed urban agriculture zoning laws, developed a network of community gardens, established access to healthy food at corner stores, supported farm-to-school efforts in the Minneapolis Public School District, and developed a Minneapolis Food Council to foster community change. Homegrown Minneapolis is bringing together key partners from local government, area businesses, community organizations, nonprofits and residents to build a healthy, local food system.
To RSVP for the open house and for more information on Homegrown Minneapolis: www.minneapolismn.gov/homegrown.
Published Nov 10, 2014