Summer 2010 Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Commentary…3

• An open letter to the local foods community
• Creating a sustainable, local food system
• My health care needs a KISS

Myth Buster…6

• Roundup is not a long-term environmental threat
• LSP blog

LSP News…6

• Building a sustainable food & farming future
• LSP staff & board changes
• Benefit dinner for LSP Aug. 31
• Membership ???
• Twin Cities summer cookout
• LSP on Facebook
• Get current with LIVE-WIRE
• Thank you

Policy & Organizing…12

• Factory farming's hidden handout
• LSP supports stronger packer rules
• LSP participating in livestock field hearing

Farm Beginnings…15

• Farm Beginnings deadline Sept. 1
• Farm Beginnings in other states
• FB grazing field day
Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse
• Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Adrian & Leah Murtha
• Access to land: the next step
• Survey: lack of access to land #1 barrier
• FB CSA vegetable tour
• Bowl for Farm Beginnings Nov. 14

Community Based Food Systems…22

• Southside Star Garden's first season
• Community garden petition
• Food handling fact sheets
• Good fare at the fair
• 'Buying Direct' LSP fact sheet
• It's not just food
• Building community with local foods
• Chippewa 10%: Profits from perennials

Professor's progress…28

• A dairy scientist walks into a farmer meeting…

Reviews…30

• Finding Beauty in a Broken World, by Terry Tempest Williams
Cultivating an Ecological Conscience, by Fred Kirschenmann

Stewardship Calendar…32