No. 2, 2011, Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Commentary…3

• Don't bankrupt the soil bank
• "The most abused chemical we've ever had in ag."
• Letter: Look Who's Knockin' hits home

Myth Buster…5

• Soil erosion is at sustainable levels

LSP News…6

• LSP SE Mn summer cookout-celebration
• Take the CSA survey
• Holistic Management workshop
• LSP staff changes
• LSP fact sheets
• LSP 2009-2010 Financial Update

Policy & Organizing…10

• A nationwide call for new farmers
• Making BFRDP live up to its potential
• Time to move on GIPSA
• Legislative Update: Local control stays strong
When a Factory Farm Comes to Farm

Wildly Successful Farming…14

• Stripping soil conservation to its bare essentials
• Profits from perennials events in Aug. or Sept.

Farm Beginnings…16

• 2011-2012 class spots still available
• Is farming in your future?
• Planning Track & Skills Assessments
• Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land
• New Spirit Farmland Partnerships
• FAIM helps farm weather changes
• FB Field Days in Sepetmber
Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Brad & Shelley Schrandt

Community Based Food Systems…22

• Concrete agrarians
• Extending the season with high tunnels
• High tunnel manual
• 2011-2012 Stewardship Farm Directory
• Fresh food & food banks
• Making it easier to farm on the urban edge
• Community kitchen; community garden

Reviews…28

A Watershed Year
A Hopeful Earth
Crow Planet

Membership Update…30

• Volunteering for LSP
• Joining or renewing?
• Matching employer grants
• Workplace giving through MEF
• Continue your land's legacy
• LSP blog, podcast, LIVE-WIRE, social media
• In memory

Stewardship Calendar…32