By: Betsy Wieland, University of Minnesota Extension
Register now for the 5th Urban Agriculture Bus Tour, which will be held Friday, September 27th. The tour will be from 9:30am to 5:30pm, beginning and ending at Harriet Brewing located at 3036 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55406. It is a half block south of the intersection of Lake St and Minnehaha Ave. The cost will be $15, cash or check paid the day of the tour. The fee includes lunch.
The theme is 'What happens because of urban agriculture activities? It will explore what changes happen in a community where urban agriculture activities occur. The tour stops have seen changes in employment, nutrient flow, policy, physical activity, eating habits, community engagement and much 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.
This year the tour will focus on urban agriculture sites in Minneapolis. Stops will include Beez Kneez Honey House, McKinley Community CSA, California St Farm, Project Sweetie Pie, Gandhi Mahal restaurant and urban farming project, and YEA Corp headquarters.
This tour is designed for those interested in learning about urban agriculture in Minnesota, what impacts urban agriculture has in a community, how they can support urban agriculture of all kinds, and networking with others working in urban agriculture.
Space is limited, registration is required. To register, go to https://cfans.wufoo.com/forms/2013-urban-ag-bus-tour/. Tour will occur rain or shine, so please dress according to the weather. Contact Betsy Wieland, Extension Educator with questions at 612-596-1175, 612-624-7119, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tour is sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension in Hennepin County, NRC SARE in Minnesota, and Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.