Autumn 2010 Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents


• Letters: Building community with family farming; Less support for family farms?; Educators as learners
• The language of the land

Myth Buster…5

• Producing clean water in rural areas will require taking the majority of our farmland out of production
• Four-Firm Concentration Ratio

LSP News…6

• LSP presents Look Who's Knockin'
• Winona County land use ordinance passes
• LSP celebrates food, farming culture
• 2011-2012 Farm Beginnings annunced
• LSP staff changes
• 2011 CSA Directory expands reach
• Want to be in the Directory?
• Musician Jack Johnson supports LSP
• LSP at the State Fair

Policy & Organizing…10

• LSP calls for GIPSA enforcement
Money Pit report
• The new CSP: putting conservation on the ground
• Immigration rights—what's in it for us?
• Troubled Waters & censorship at the U

Farm Beginnings…16

• Cover crop field day
• Farm Beginnings workshops Jan.-March
• Listen in on a Farm Beginnings class
Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse
• Crew supervisor needed for organic farm
• Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Jim & Alan Ideker
• Community Engagement & Impact Initative

Community Based Food Systems…21

• An apple day…
• 'Buying Direct' LSP fact sheets
• Urban ag fact sheet
• Food handling fact sheets
• Reaching out on local foods
• Working the percentages in a watershed
• Community gardens & permanent roots
• Levers, loyalty & sustainability

Wildly Successful Farming…26

• Farmers, water quality & a giant spring
• Pollinator fact sheet


Diet for a Hot Planet
Moral Ground
Love God, Heal Earth
Chickens in the City

Membership Update…30

• Eventful support for LSP's work
• Support us through MEF
• Continue your land's legacy
• In memory & honor

Stewardship Calendar…32