May urban agricultural field trips and events

Thursday May 12, Prior to the 22nd Annual Great River Gathering, where Majora Carter will present the keynote, she will be visiting the Rondo & Frogtown Neighborhoods:

9:00 a.m. Rondo Commemorative Plaza (Concordia Ave & Fisk St.)
9:20 Walk one short block to Victoria Community Garden (Concordia Ave. & Victoria St.)
9:45 a.m. Walk across the Victoria Bridge to Maxfield Elementary School
10 a.m. Walk three short blocks to the Peace Sanctuary Garden (Aurora Ave. and Victoria St.)
10:20 a.m. Wrap up tour at Frogtown Farm

Thursday, May 12, from 6-8pm at the East Side Enterprise Center, you are welcome to the May Twin Cities Agricultural Land Trust (where we will finish planning an ag land tenure field trip for Monday). Agenda here, all welcome.
 
Sunday, May 14, after an afternoon field trip to the Ard Godfrey House Dandelion day with the Making the Best of It team, we’ll end up at Beyond Repair (on the eastern side of the Midtown Global Market) at 4:30pm for the next edition of Food Enough, with the Twin Cities Agricultural Land Trust and the Soil Lab/Soil Kitchen project!
 
  
And then on Monday, UW-M rural sociologist Jess Gilbert will be visiting to give a TCALT-co-sponsored talk based on his recent book Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the New Deal (3pm at the U of M’s Northrop Auditorium, room 206). This talk will be of interest to those interested in the relationship between agriculture and science, food and policy, and the history of food and farm movements (as well as the history of the farm- and rural-community helping disciplines)!
 

Before the talk, we will also take a picnic tour (with the Twin Cities Agricultural Land Trust) of sites relevant because of agricultural land tenure reasons around the Twin Cities (<-that link brings you to the sign up sheet – we’ll convene at Frogtown Farm at 11:15am), then we will discuss chapters 6 and 9, on which the talk will be focused, at 2, before the talk (<-those linked numbers bring you to the chapters).

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We are an organization working to achieve stable, long-term access to land in the Twin Cities area for growing and distributing food within the community-based food system. Originally known as the Land Access Working Group, we have been working since 2009 to identify strategies for achieving land permanency for farmers and gardeners.
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