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December Round-Up: Appetite for Change

Appetite for Change is a community-led organization that uses food as a tool to build health, wealth, and social change in North Minneapolis. Their programs include community cooking workshops, urban agriculture, job skills training opportunities for local youth, and organized food policy efforts through the Northside Fresh Coalition. Appetite For Change envisions sustainable, equitable and…

November Round-Up: Somali American Farmers Association (SAFA)

The Somali American Farmers Association (SAFA) exists to promote healthy and sustainable agriculture. This association was founded in 2020 to support Somali and immigrant farmers who focus on culturally specific, organic produce and indigenous African farming practices. SAFA encourages sustainable farming techniques and knowledge transfer to the next generation of farmers through hands-on training and…

2022 Election Results

We’re excited to share the results of our 2022 Board of Directors election! We had a total of 493 votes. The board thanks all the outstanding candidates for their willingness to stand in this election. Emily Anderson (Incumbent) 373 votes; Emily will serve another 3-year term Lisa Fittipaldi (Incumbent) 352 votes; Lisa will serve another…

OCTOBER ROUND-UP: JUXTAPOSITION (JXTA) ARTS

Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) is a youth-focused social enterprise, gallery, retail shop and artists’ studio space in North Minneapolis. They develop community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power. JXTA is the only Black-founded and led arts and cultural organization like it in…

Local Apple Guide

Local apple season is here! Check out our tasting guide on how to make the most of our local bounty. Thank you to our local orchards for providing such delicious fruit: Hoch, Whistling Well + Fireside Orchard!

SEPTEMBER ROUND-UP: BLACK MEN TEACH

Black Men Teach works to recruit, prepare, place and retain Black male educators in Twin Cities elementary schools. They advocate for the academic, social, and emotional benefits that students of color experience when they are taught by teachers who look like them. Black Men Teach is committed to building a pipeline that supports 100 Black…