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On Growing Healthier Kids and Communities, in the Garden

*published online by MN2020 here: http://www.mn2020.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={668FD81A-DD52-4D62-891A-9E3CA6507327}&DE=

When I first heard the term “community garden,” I pictured a big, open plot in the middle of a neighborhood—a large garden accessible to, and maintained by, any and all members of the community who would like to help maintain it.  In fact, Community Gardens take many forms, and the most common form is the allotment garden: a piece of land divided into plots that are then rented out to individual gardeners or small groups. Continue reading

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Is Wind Energy the Answer?

*published online by MN2020 here: http://www.mn2020.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={9C493102-8E68-417F-9E0D-80E400C0323F}&DE=

Among the chorus of voices clamoring for renewable energy development, one claim in particular caught my ear: Minnesota, I heard, should not only be developing renewable energy, but should be concentrating on wind energy above all.  Does that mean, I wondered, that Minnesota is particularly well-disposed to harness wind power relative to other states? Continue reading

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