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Making Noise for Urban Chickens

The news is in: community members are making noise for urban (backyard) chickens, and CMSP is standing on the frontline. Aligning with our values, we see the importance of families knowing exactly where their food is coming food. When a community invests in local food sources, the community prospers. Individuals are able to make healthier […]

Join us at the “East Meets West” Harvest Dinner!

We’re celebrating community transformation and sustainable food movement building, and we want to invite you to celebrate with us! Join the Central Minnesota Sustainability Project at our “East Meets West” Harvest Fundraising Dinner on Saturday October 26th, 2013 at the River’s Edge Convention Center. The evening will feature an East African dinner catered by Mogadishu […]

Busy Season in the Gardens

The summer may be coming to an end, but the busy harvest season is just beginning. All four of our gardens are looking lush, filling up with new fruits and vegetables. Carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers galore, beets and broccoli, they’re all in full bloom. And they’re all available at Sartell Market Monday at the CMSP stand […]

Happy Birthday to Dr. James H. Kelly

Today is the birthday of Dr. James H. Kelly, the healer, gardener, and community leader in whose name our garden at the CentraCare Health Plaza is dedicated. As we remember with gratitude the commitment Dr. Kelly had to land and human health, it offers us an opportunity to reflect on all that this commitment means. […]

Nothing beats fresh tomato aroma and a new partnership with the Land Stewardship Project

Welcome, guest blogger, Lindsay Wimmer who is a Minnesota GreenCorps member and is volunteering many hours to CMSP this season! Can you remember that sweet scent of fresh picked tomato on your hands? I cannot wait to immerse myself in that sweet aroma. Although winter clings to us, the Central Minnesota Sustainability Project is ready […]

You Live Where!? Reflections on Food and Community or Why I Can’t Make a Left-Hand Turn

Hello CMSP Community! Check out this beautiful piece written by a new member of our community, Corein Brown, about her experience of attending the Big Fat Italian Harvest Dinner on Wednesday October 24th. You will be inspired! She posted the piece on her blog, To See the Place, and you can find it here: http://www.toseetheplace.com/2012/10/25/you-live-where-reflections-on-food-and-community-or-why-i-cant-make-a-left-hand-turn/

Big Fat Italian Harvest Dinner Oct. 24 at Nick’s Third Floor

The Central Minnesota Sustainability Project and Nick’s Third Floor Restaurant, in partnership with Mother Nature, have an incredible evening in store for you. Join us on Wednesday, October 24 for a gourmet farm to table dinner featuring a pasta bar with sustainable food grown by local CMSP gardeners and supporting local producers. Come celebrate the […]

CMSP Welcomes Autumn Brown as New Executive Director

On behalf of the entire board and staff at the Central MN Sustainability Project, I am so delighted to welcome Autumn Brown as our new Executive Director. Autumn has organized at a national level on issues of environmental sustainability, food access, and accessible health care, bringing to her work a particular focus on racial and […]

Thank you Spring 2012 Garden Sponsors and In-Kind Donors!

CMSP extends a heartfelt thank you to the individuals who are helping to kick off the season with their sponsorship of our garden scholarships: Jeannette Bineham Ann Cofell Emily Esch Ellen Kearns Connie VonKorff Faith Haws LuBell Kendall John and Linda Peck Maureen & Jerry McCarter Barb Carlson Lucy Bauer Jeanne Waltour Andy and Kathy […]

Sartell Market Monday Opens May 14

Mark your calendar for May 14 for the opening day of the Sartell Monday Market! The freshness begins at 3:30pm and goes until 6:00. The Market is located in the parking lot of the Bernick’s Arena just off Pinecone road. Check out their website for more information. See you at Market!