Thursday, August 2, 2012

Urban Ag Farm Tour Features Urban Farms in St Paul

The University of Minnesota Extension, the Minnesota North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, and the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture havecome together again to host a bus tour of urban agriculture in the Twin Cities area.

The tour begins and ends in rooms 140A and 140B in the Plant Growth Facilities building, 1552 Gortner Avenue, University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus.  Check in begins at 8:30am.

The selected sites for thisyear’s tour will highlight urban farms that bring communities together through agriculture.  These farms show a varietyof  types of urban farms including :teaching and demonstration in formal and informal settings;  growing to donate; and growing as a mainsource of income. Participants will see and discuss the pros and cons of a variety ofbusiness models from those working individually to collaborations.

This year’s tour will feature the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul. Participants will be visiting five farms. First, you will visit one of Stone’s Throw Urban Farm locations.   Participants also visit two farms sponsored by Frogtown Farms: Amir’s Garden and a site previously managed by the Wilder Foundation.  Then, you will visit Page & Flowers/Holistic Health Farm run by Tim Page and Cherry Flowers, and lastly the Cornercopia Student Organic Farm at the U of M St. Paul campus.

To register visit, then click “Register for Urban Ag Bus Tour.”  A registration fee of $15 dollars will cover the cost of a locally sourced lunch and snacks. Bus space is limited so register early. The registration deadline is August 10th.

Questions?  Contact Betsy Wieland ( or Kate Seager (

[where: Sustainable Food, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Twin Cities, Minnesota]

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