Autumn 2009 Land Stewardship Letter

A pdf version of this issue can be downloaded here.

Table of Contents

Commentary…3

• Defining family farming
The Blog Barn

Myth Buster…5

• Undocumented immigrants drain the economy
• Plowing the numbers: Goodbye pasture

LSP News…6

• LSP hosts USDA Deputy Secretary
• LSP summer cookouts/celebrations
• Eberhart leaves LSP; King, Wells, Claassen, Lesnar & Ness on staff
• Hooves, wings & local food
• Want to do a barn-raising?
• Wine event benefits LSP
• In Memoriam: Ray, Rowekamp & Ormsby

Farm Beginnings…14

Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Erin & Joe Yanish
• Field days highlight veggies, pasture & cover crops
• Sign-up for 2010-2011 Farm Beginnings
• Beginning farmer workshops this winter
Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse
• Support LSP with gifts of land
• MOSES Land Link-Up

Community Based Food Systems…19

• Help ensure a home for Midtown Market
• Cast a 'Local Food Hero' Vote for LSP
• Local foods in bluff country
• Greenhouse workshop Dec. 7
• Home Grown Economy Feb. 15-16
• New greenhouse manual extends the season
• Tomato tasting
• LSP 2009-2010 Stewardship Farm Directory
Upper Minnesota River Food Guide
• Guide to marketing local
• Dine Fresh Dine Local in the St. Croix

Wildly Successful Farming…24

• A farm as a natural change agent

Reviews…28

Bringing It to the Table
Dark Dreaming, Global Dimming

Poetry…29

• "Here in the Holy Land" & "We Cannot Hear," by Joe Paddock

Opportunities/Resources…30

Membership Update…31

Stewardship Calendar…32