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May 6, 2010

Food Systems Sustainability Videos

Sustainability 4004 Food Systems (Institute on the Environment, minor) digital storytelling group in this capstone class, in consultation with the city of Minneapolis, conducted video interviews with individuals from Minneapolis food sustainable organizations. After completing production on the videos, the students published them to a Google map to serve as a public directory and education tool.

Here is the map with videos.

Below the Surface: Seeds are no Small Thing

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From seed to sprout, these embryos have a long history from sowing methods to seed research. Learn more about Prof. Helene Muller-Landau's research on seed size, along with seeds' nutritional values and discover organizations that have assisted the State and country in improving yield and crop quality, such as the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association. Seed it for yourself, specimens from the Herbarium and botanical drawing will be on display.