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Green Jobs

Green products and services, renewable energy, and environmental conservation--three job zones not always easy to define, but set to take off as savvy cities move step by step toward an economy less based on fossil fuels and more connected to the wind, the waves, the sun. Twin Cities innovators in technology and business are busy creating parts of the mosaic--a green roof, an LEED-certified office building or factory, a new system to handle waste, a product created with a minimal carbon footprint--that will one day add up to a new image of what it means to live, work, and do business on earth. In the process they are creating new ways for people to make a living that enhances life on the planet.


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Flower Plots and Food Forests: Community Gardens as Living Examples of Neighborhood Commitment

The Bancroft Meridian Garden, founded in 1996 on a lot along 38th Street in South Minneapolis, began as a flower garden. But communities change. So do their gardens. Now it's a food forest for the neighborhood.

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Hmong American Farmers Association Cultivates Profits, Productivity, Community

Since they began farming in Vermillion Township in 2014, HAFA's members have introduced Minnesotan palates to new flavors, seen production and profits increase exponentially, and cultivated a greater sense of community.

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Urban Agriculture in MSP: Growing, Diversifying, Sustainable

As the rapid proliferation of urban farms, CSAs, community gardens, hyper-local farmers’ market stalls and farm-to-fork restaurants shows, MSP’s urban agriculture ecosystem is only getting stronger.  

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Eat Up! 7 Transit-Friendly Farmers Markets in MSP

Looking to sample the region’s freshest produce without braving traffic? In celebration of the Green Line’s first full farmers market season, here are seven MSP markets within walking distance of a major transit line (in many cases, the Green Line itself).

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Cultivating Youth As Agents of Change Through Urban Agriculture

Youth programs with a focus on urban agriculture cultivate good health, leadership skills, community development and economic independence.
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