Which types of produce do you harvest with a knife? With bare hands? Gloves? After picking, do you get it wet or keep it dry? What's the best way to cool off produce? Which produce likes to stay warm and dry? What is hydrocooling and why is it important?

We'll be demonstrating and discussing all of these questions and more. This hands-on workshop will cover basic and in depth info about harvesting and post harvest handling including food safety information plus we will also check out a wide variety of field and harvest tools.

For more information and to register click here: http://www.pricoldclimate.org/course-catalog/class-locations/event/23-how-to-harvest-and-handle-your-produce-workshop

A tour of the Cornercopia Student Organic Farm's operations will also be included. The Cornercopia Student Organic Farm is located on the Corner of Dudley Ave and Field Rd N- just two blocks off Gortner Avenue on the St. Paul Campus. Parking is available onsite although carpooling is appreciated- Bus 87 runs within 2 blocks of the farm! Map at: http://cornercopiafarm.blogspot.com/p/about-farm.html

The Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate (PRI) invites you to join our Board of Directors. If you have an interest in healing ecosystems, educating people, innovating, and have the time, energy and networks to get things done, then you might be a great match. After listening to the community and refreshing our strategic plan, PRI is now ready to broaden our impact. To do this, we need more hands, heads, and hearts to make it happen. Join us! Applications due by 5pm on August 15th, 2015.

PRI is looking for a diverse set of skills and backgrounds in order to add to our effective multi-faceted team. We believe a wide range in viewpoints and backgrounds, grounded in  shared values, will nurture creative ideas and breakthrough opportunities.

We work to maintain co-creative, honest, fun and complementary relationships within our team.  The team culture is rooted in the following values that we hold each other to:
• Shared leadership and responsibility
• Support and mentorship of staff
• Powerful actions without power plays
• Intergenerational shared learning
• Fun and laughter
• Speaking full truths to promote efficiency and co-creation
• Caring about each other

Information & Resources

  • Community Connections

     

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    Mark your calendar's! We’re excited to team up with Lily Springs Farm and Eat for Equity Minneapolis at the 3rd annual Wild Springs Festival! Join us on August 22-23 for a weekend of food, music and adventure. PRI members receive $25 off the event using coupon code PRI.

     

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     We’re excited to team up with Lily Springs Farm and Eat for Equity Minneapolis at the 3rd annual Wild Springs Festival! Join us on August 22-23 for a weekend of food, music and adventure. PRI members receive $25 off the event using coupon code PRI.
    Tickets for #‎wildsprings2015 and more info here:
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  • Urban Farming Resources

    PRI Cold Climate works to build the capacity of our urban farmers. Whether you are working as an urban farmer or simply growing your own fresh foods in your backyard, PRI will continue to provide as much education and resources as possible for urban growers throughout the year.

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  • Regional Connections

    PRI is a regional non-profit, and as such, we want to support the good work that is happening in cold climates all over the world, particularly in the upper-Midwest (which we call home.) Below are some updates from local permaculture initiatives that definitely deserve your support. If you are in these areas, please check them out!  Want your events added below? Email LibbyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get your info listed. Located in or near the Twin Cities? Check out our Community Connections page for local updates.

     

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    INHABIT explores the many environmental and agricultural issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called 'Permaculture'. Permaculture is a design lens that uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.

    Film's official website: http://inhabitfilm.com/

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