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 for the coming season. As a new volunteer with the organization, I have been swept up into the excited conversations. We have been busy talking, planning, and organizing to prepare for the coming season!
This year we hope to initiate governance boards to empower garden members and continue to establish and enhance the work of the organization. These boards will consist of active garden members, and will provide garden members with more responsibility within the decision-making process and ownership of each of our gardens. If you are a garden member, you should think about getting involved in a governance board.
Another great program that the CMSP is excited about is the Land Stewardship Project. The Land Stewardship Project is another organization that supports sustainable food and agriculture in the area. It has been exciting to engage with the community and continue to know and hear about the interest in people and food.
On that note, today I am heading out to the Sustainability Expo in town. This annual event brings together players and sustainability projects in the area to learn and celebrate the work that we do. I hope I saw you there!
At any rate, continue with your winter resilience! Summer will be here, and fresh, red, sweet, local tomatoes will stain your hands soon enough.