Urban ag tour set for Sept. 27

Mark your calendar for Friday, Sept. 27 for the 5th Urban Agriculture Bus Tour, coordinated by University of Minnesota Extension.

The event is sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension, NRC SARE in Minnesota, and Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.

This year’s tour focuses on urban agriculture sites in Minneapolis with a theme of  “What happens because of urban agriculture activities?”

The tour will explore what changes happen in a community when urban agriculture activities occur, according to a university news release. The tour stops have seen changes in employment, nutrient flow, policy, physical activity, eating habits, community engagement and more.  Some of these sites and groups have been tour stops before, but the group will discuss how and why they have evolved over time.

The tour begins and ends at Harriet Brewing in South Minneapolis. Stops include Beez Kneez Honey House, McKinley Community CSA, California St. Farm, Project Sweetie Pie, Gandhi Mahal restaurant and urban farming project, and YEA Corps headquarters.

This tour is designed for learning about urban agriculture in Minnesota and the impact of urban agriculture on a community, discovering how tour attendees can support urban agriculture of all kinds, and networking with others working in urban agriculture.

For more information, contact Betsy Wieland, Extension Educator with questions at 612-596-1175 or eliza003@umn.edu.



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