Land Ethic at Work Workshop

What is a land ethic — what is your land ethic and what do you need to know to put it to work on the land? Join fellow landowners, farmers, business owners and town and city dwellers for a thought-provoking day of discussion and decisions on Saturday, April 2, at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center near Lanesboro, Minn. "Change" and "Stewardship" are the goals of organizers from the Land Stewardship Project, Eagle Bluff, and Winona State University. The day is called, "Land Ethic at Work" to reflect this call to action.

The workshop includes continental breakfast and a "Dinner on the Bluff." The cost is $95 per person if paid by March, and $105 per person after March 12. Registrations are being accepted at www.wsu.mn/Land_Ethic. Limited scholarships are available—for an application, contact LSP's Caroline van Schaik at 507-523-3366 or caroline@landstewardshipproject.org.

For details on applying for a scholarship for this event, click here.

Participants will spend the morning with staff from the Aldo Leopold Foundation participating in what Leopold himself called "a thinking community" to explore the common good of stewardship management. The afternoon is dedicated to the practicalities of making change happen on the land. Guest presenters in small group sessions will address such topics as silviculture, farm transition, managed livestock grazing/marketing, prairie restoration, trusts and easements, and organic farming.

The workshop will conclude with a Dinner on the Bluff and guest speaker Bruno Borsari, who has just returned from teaching sustainable agriculture in Panama as a Fulbright Scholar.

There is limited paid space for targeted exhibitors of services and supplies that help land enthusiasts put their ethics to work. For information on having a exhibit at the workshop. contact event co-organizer Joe Deden of Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center: 507-696-7017, director@eagle-bluff.org.

This workshop is organized in part with funding from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation and scholarship assistance from the University of Minnesota Extension SE Regional Sustainable Development Partnership.

You can download the workshop postcard here.