Sustainability

Jill and Rob Hietala

If you've ever wanted to find out where local food comes from, or if you're interested in becoming a local grower yourself, there's an opportunity to visit Floodwood River Farm between 9 and 11 a.m. this Saturday morning as part of the 4th Annual Iron Range Harvest Festival.

http://www.orrcenter.com/self-sustainability

This week on the Border News Roundup Timberjay editor Marshall Helmberger told us about ambitious and innovative Orr Recreation and Resource Center.  They are using an old school building to explore sustainability, alternative energies and local food including aquaponics.  The Homesteading and Sustainability Expo is August 19th & 20th. 

Annie Humphrey has created a giant puppet she calls Daughter Water.  She'll be walking Daughter Water between Grand Rapids and Bemidji beginning June 8.  Anyone and everyone is welcome to walk along the roadsides with her and this magnificent puppet!  Annie stopped by the studio to talk about her project. Click on the link to hear the interview.  Below is Daughter Water's travel schedule.

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". 

Wiki Commons

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.

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