No. 2, 2013, Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Commentary…3
• The big land grab

Report from the Field…4
• The year of living deciduously

Myth Buster…5
• The insidious nature of neonicotinoids

LSP News…6
Look Who's Knockin' in St. Paul
• Land access conversations
• LSP staff, intern updates

Policy & Organizing…8
• Minnesota Legislative Update: frac sand, health care, "Buy the Farm,"
sustainable ag funding
• A 2013 Farm Bill?
• Minnesota Farmworker Justice Campaign

Farm Beginnings…14
• 2013-2014 Farm Beginnings course
• LSP Farmer Network
• LSP Journeyperson Course deadline Sept. 1
• Summer Farm Beginnings field days
Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse
Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Jason & Juli Montgomery-Riess

Community Based Food Systems…20
• A foot in the door for urban ag
• Food sovereignty & Wozupi
• Building soil & trust in the city

Profits from Perennials…24
• Conversations rooted in values
• A step backward in erosion control
• LSP 'Soil Health, Profits & Resiliency' Special Report
• Making diversity pay its own way

Reviews…28
Beautiful & Abundant
America the Possible
My Green Manifesto

Membership Update…30
• Family farm summer fun
• In memory & in honor
• Get current with LIVE-WIRE
• Listen in on the Voices of the Land
• Want to volunteer for LSP?
• LSP on the social media circuit
• Support LSP in your workplace

Stewardship Calendar…32