Organic Farm School


Jun 16, 2014 to Aug 11, 2014
06:00 PM until 08:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Monday.



Monday Evenings: 6-8 p.m.

The Women's Environmental Institute is pleased to announce registration is open for the 2014 Organic Farm School. Organic Farm School is a unique ten-week educational summer program composed of lectures, related readings, hands-on workshops and field trips related to sustainable agriculture, food justice and today’s local food movement, bringing urban farming and small rural farms together.

The Women’s Environmental Institute is a nonprofit organization with a rural campus in North Branch, MN.  Our mission is to promote environmental justice and sustainable agriculture.  Organic Farm School began in 2006 to educate and inform the public on organic food and farming and to support the expansion of organic gardening and farming in Minnesota. This year’s lectures are listed below:

June 16 - “It’s Alive!”

Dr. Pat Farrell (UMD-Geography)

June 23 - “Weed Management On An Organic Vegetable Farm: Bio-Systems And Tools”

            Atina Diffley (Organic Farming Works) 

June 30 - "Sustainable Acts:  Art and Sustainability”

Dr. Roslye Ultan (U of M)

July 7 - "Putting Solar Energy to Work on the Farm”

Diane Galvin (Eco-Logic)

July 14 - “From the Past to the Present: Agricultural Development and Black Farmers in the American South”   

Collie Graddick (MN Department of Agriculture) 

July 21 - “GMOs:  From the Seed to the Plate to the State”

Jim Riddle (Blue Fruit Farm, Organic Independents, LLP) 

Tracey Singleton (Birchwood Café)

Karen Clark (MN State Representative)   

July 28 -“Saving Seed Saving”

Heidi Cook (Seed Savers)

 (includes optional Saturday field trip to Seed Savers, Decorah, Iowa)

Aug 4 – “Building a Scalable Sustainable Food System, in Minnesota and Beyond”

Regi Haslett-Marroquin (Main Street Project)

Aug 11 – Harvest Dinner & “The Future of Organic Farming in Minnesota”

Dave Frederickson, Commissioner of MN Dept of               Agriculture

Saturday class TBD “Learning from the Prairie” Dave Crawford


$120 for 10 weeks, $20 for drop-ins


View map East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center
2307 17th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
Minneapolis, MN

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