Summer 2007 Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Commentary…3

• Memos of understanding
• A family legacy
• Bird habitat on the menu
• Letters

Myth Buster Box…7

• School lunch programs & the law

LSP News…8

• Farm Beginnings
• Barn-raising Oct. 6
• Walk for Justice Sept. 16
• Own a piece of LSP history
• Wendell Berry recording available
Science: perennial plants & bioeconomy
• LSP honored in the U.S. House
• LSP staff changes
• 2 new Farm Beginnings facilitators
• Membership Assistant position

25-Year Celebrations…12

• Keeping the Land & People Together
• Policy & organizing event
• Southeast Minnesota picnic

Policy Update…16

• 2007 Farm Bill
• Supporting organic research

Food & Farm Connection…20

• Local Fair Trade label debuts
• Minnesota Grown
• Local foods &'U' Publication
• Stewardship Food Network
• Food Alliance Midwest

Farm Beginnings…22

• 10 years after graduation
• Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Carol Ford & Chuck Waibel

Review…25

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver

Poetry…26

• Wendell Berry
• Joe Paddock
• Mary Rose O'Reilley

Feature…28

• A government whistleblower, pesticide research & public policy

Opportunities/Resources…30

Membership Update…31

Stewardship Calendar…32