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Jim’s Climate Story

Jim Gilbert’s Nature Notes are heard on WCCO Radio beginning at 7:10 a.m. each Sunday morning. His outdoor observations and the phenology notes he collects from a network of observers across Minnesota and western Wisconsin are used for the radio broadcasts and have been part of the Minnesota Weatherguide Environment Calendars since 1977. Jim is […]

Jerry’s Climate Story

Jerry and Sue Untiedt’s farming adventure began in 1971, when, after college they moved west to Waverly, Minnesota. They purchased a small piece of farmland and established Untiedt’s Vegetable Farm. Jerry recognized the ramifications of climate change long ago and reacted by changing farming practices and adopting new technologies, specifically “high tunnel production”, which has […]

Money or Food: What Will Youth Choose?

This morning, the exhaustion really hit me hard. I missed my alarm, and when I did wake up about half an hour later it was struggle to get out of bed. Luckily, a quick breakfast on the subway over to COP kept me on schedule. The first conference that I wanted to attend was called […]

Students Attend Growing Power Farming Workshop

Sunday, October 4, I reached the end of a winding dirt road where the Growing Power Deep Winter Farming workshop would begin.  I still wasn’t sure what to expect and if I would benefit from what I learned that day.  In any case, from the moment we arrived at the Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI) farm, […]