No. 4, 2012, Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

30 Years of LSP…3
• Letters from the land

Resources…4
LSP t-shirts, hats & publications
• LSP shopping night at Ten Thousand Villages

Myth Buster…5
• High land prices benefit the economies of rural communities.

LSP News…6
• CSA directory & conference
• New LSP staff
• 2013 Family Farm Breakfast
• 2012 Farm Art Bowl

Policy & Organizing…8
• Farm policy's mixed harvest
• What about the 2012 Farm Bill?
• Leading on health care
• You & health care

Farm Beginnings…12
• 2013-2014 Farm Beginnings course
• LSP Farmer Network
Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: John & Heidi Wise
Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse

Community Based Food Systems…17
• Diverse farming in the Root
• Kitchen table talk
• Q & A: An oasis in the food desert
• Record keeping for Hmong farmers

Profits from Perennials…20
• Teaming with microbes (part 2)
• LSP soil health web page
• 'Farming for Soil Health' class this winter
• Cover cropping in western Minnesota

Reviews…28
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
Urban Agriculture: Ideas & Designs for the New Food Revolution

Membership Update…30
• An eventful autumn
• CCHD funding
• LSP on the social media circuit
• In memory & in honor
• Support LSP in your workplace

Stewardship Calendar…32