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Homegrown Minneapolis is a citywide initiative 

expanding our community’s ability to grow, process, 

distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, 

locally grown foods.

October 9, 2015

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2015 Food Council Open House: Growing with the Next Generation

Nominate a Homegrown Hero or register to host an information table by Monday, Nov. 2

Wednesday, December 3 | 6:30-8:00 pm, registration open at 6:00
Minneapolis Public Schools- Davis Center, 1250 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis

Please join the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council in celebrating another year of growing, processing, distributing, eating and composting healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods. The event will feature a brief program including remarks from local notables, Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary and Nutrition Services staff and youth leaders, the 2015 Homegrown Heroes awards and 2015 Homegrown Highlights. The event will begin with an information fair and reception, including opportunities to provide feedback to the Food Council on local food policy priorities. Light refreshments will be served.

Submit a nomination for a “Homegrown Heroes” award (Deadline: November 2nd) As a part of our Annual Open House, the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council recognizes and honors the accomplishments of community partners who help expand the community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods. Any community member or organization is eligible to receive a Homegrown Heroes Award.                        

Sign up to table at the information fair (Deadline: November 2) We are now accepting registrations for the information fair component of our annual open house. This is a great opportunity for local partners to showcase the ways they support our community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, eat and compost healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods.*Tables at the Information Fair are first come, first served. Sign up now!

Minneapolis Animal Care and Control hosting meetings about proposed ordinance changes, including backyard chicken permits

View flyer in English Spanish  Somali Hmong

Minneapolis Animal Care and Control is proposing ordinance changes to better reflect best practices for animal welfare, and the changing needs of the community. MACC is hosting three upcoming meetings to collect feedback from the public on the proposed changes.
The meeting dates and times are:

October 21, 6:30-8:30 pm at East Phillips Park

2399 17th Ave. S. – Spanish interpreter will be present

October 22, 6:30-8:30 pm at Farview Park

621 29th Ave. N. – Hmong interpreter will be present

November 2, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Fuller Park

4800 Grand Ave S

October Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council meeting

Wednesday, October 14, 5:00-5:30 p.m. pre-meeting presentation from Gardening Matters;

5:30 p.m.-7:30 pm meeting

Gardening Matters, Sabathani Center, Room J, 310 E 38th Street, Minneapolis

Meeting Agenda