Sustainability

locallylaid.com

Agriculture is not an easy line of business .  Lucie Amundson blames her husband Jason for their leap into poultry.  How did a freelance writer and a grant writer start Locally Laid?  It was what Lucie calls a "farmgument". 

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The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) is an environmental justice organization focused on indigenous communities, their water, land and sacred spaces.  In Bemidji, the IEN is housed at the Rail River Folk School.  Together, Rail River and the IEN are constructing  a yurt that will be used for taking sustainability to the next level.

Raising Chickens

Jan 25, 2017
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The Stromberg family of Pine River, Minnesota, has been in the bird business since 1921. Laura and Eric Stromberg will lead a workshop on "The Basics of Keeping Chickens" at the Back to Basics workshop in the Pine River/Backus School on Feb. 11. Laura and Eric talked with Morningshow hosts Brett Carter and Katie Carter about the workshop and the fun of raising chickens. 

Hear the interview by clicking the link below.

 

See the website for more information.

http://www.strombergschickens.com/

Erika Bailey-Johnson was recently appointed to Governor Dayton's Committee on Pollinator Protection. In this interview, she explains what the committee will do, speaks to the status of pollinators in Minnesota, and reveals how she was appointed. Erika is Sustainability Director at Bemidji State University. Besides protecting pollinators she has worked toward sustainability with students for many years. Students are launching a "fossil fuel-free fish house" this year and are engaged in learning skills to live sustainably.