What is Sustainability?


[suh-stey-nuh-bil-i-tee]: “to meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” (UN Conference 1987, WECD)

The Central Minnesota Sustainability Project focuses its work around sustainable agriculture and food. As a result of this focus, our environment, economy and interpersonal relationships thrive.

CMSP promotes and abides by sustainable gardening principles that includes no pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers or insecticides.

Sustainable agriculture is a way of raising food that:

  • Is healthy for consumers and animals
  • Does not harm the environment
  • Is humane for workers
  • Respects animals
  • Provides a fair wage to the farmer, and
  • Supports and enhances rural communities.

For more information on sustainable agriculture, visit SustainableTable.org or the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.