Winter 2009 Land Stewardship Letter

A pdf version of this issue can be downloaded here.

Table of Contents

Commentary…3

• Hogs & animal husbandry
The Blog Barn

Myth Buster Box…5

• Sustainable farming is not a luxury

LSP News…6

• Food & Farm Fest May 2-3
• "Farming with Grass"
• Twin Cities Open House March 6
• LSP a top 100 reason
• O'Neil wins Human Service Award
• Lesnar & Claassen serve internships
• LSP farmers recognized for conservation efforts
• Food, birds & the landscape
• Easy listening
• 'Pricing & Profits' workshop
• Alternative dairy panel

Policy…10

• Gutting Green Acres
• Legislative preview
• Atrazine
• Factory farm subsidy
• Beginning farmers & Farm Bill

Farm Beginnings…16

• Farm beginnings in action
Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Karen Haverinen
• 2009-2010 classes announced
• Farm Beginnings field days
• Hmong & Spanish resources

Food & Farm Connection…20

• Tunneling to a longer season
• Food & transportation
• Local food as rural development
CSA Directory
• Slow Food
Stewardship Food Directory

Wildly Successful Farming…24

• Nature reserves vs. farms as natural habitats
• One farm's patchwork quilt

Reviews…28

Kitchen Literacy
The Transition Handbook

Poetry…30

• "Patriotism," by Ellie Schoenfeld

Opportunities/Resources…30

Membership Update…31

Stewardship Calendar…32