Jan/Feb/March 2005 Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Cover Story…1

• From the Land to the Lunchroom: Replacing 'Grilled Cheese Pleezers' and 'Taco Scrambles' with fresh, local food promises to make school cafeterias a key part of the education experience.

Commentary…2

• Slow food's fast company

News Briefs…4

• Teens at the table
LSL update: Bees & seeds
LSL update: Native germplasm finds home

Myth Buster Box…4

• Certified organic milk and pasture-based dairying

LSP News…5

• Study: Water quality could benefit from more grass & hay cover: BioScience paper shows how livestock farms benefit watersheds
• LSPers named top organic farmers
•LSP staff changes
Voices of Minnesota Farm Women film has TV broadcast premiere

Update: Policy…7

• A better value for our farm policy dollar
• New CSP sign-up
• LSP calls for legislation to meet the '96% test'
• You can help
• Attorney General: Local control key to healthy communities
• Farmers call for end of checkoff funding for CAFO 'safe harbor' program
• Help stop the 'Safe Harbor' agreement

Food & Farm Connection…10

• 2005 Stewardship Food Network
• Do you want to be listed in the Network?
• Food & Farm Fest April 30-May 1
• Get connected with LIVE-WIRE
• Frances Moore Lappé: Hunger is 'created by scarcity of democracy'
• Food Alliance: Helping consumers take control
• Food Alliance Keeper of the Vision award
• Olson begins work with Food Alliance
• Muggli serves Food Alliance internship
• Another good reason for certification
• Want to be Food Alliance certified?
• 2005 Twin Cities CSA Directory Available

Farm Beginnings…24

• Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Eric & Lisa Klein
• Farm Beginnings approaches the decade mark
• New beginning farmer resource

Opportunities/Resources…26

• Farm to school
• Ice cream dream
• LSP Art Gallery seeking entries
• Minnesota food

Membership Update…26

• Co-producing sustainable changes
• Start seeing ripples
• Support LSP in your workplace

Stewardship Calendar…28