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Welcoming our AmeriCorps Community Forestry Corps members!

Say hello to Berty and Candace!  They began serving with Project Food Forest in October as part of Community Forestry Corps; an Americorps pilot program currently taking place in Minnesota. Members are serving at nonprofit or public agencies throughout the state until August 2021 with a mission to preserve and protect Minnesota’s environment and strengthen […]

Americorps Community Forestry Corps position: Apply by September 9!

Apply now: https://www.servetogrow.org/forestry Position details specific to Project Food Forest position: A Community Forestry Corps member will increase our capacity to provide outreach and education throughout Rock County, both on site at our Minnesota Project Food Forest location, which includes the Prairie Ally public food forest and productive perennials riparian project, and through developing relationships […]

We have been selected as a 2020 AARP Community Challenge Grantee!

Project Food Forest is thrilled to announce we have been selected to receive an AARP Community Challenge grant. We are one of 184 grantees selected from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Through this grant we will be commissioning three sculptures and purchasing two picnic tables, which will be […]

So, you’re growing some food. Awesome. Now, learn how to preserve it!

Here is a wonderful webinar series on various food preservation methods, courtesy of University of Minnesota Extension…pickling, preserving tomatoes, drying, preserving fall veggies, and fermenting coming up through the end of September https://extension.umn.edu/co…/home-food-preservation-courses . Previously recorded webinars on freezing and canning can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztvVz4_Jol8&feature=youtu.be

Win 1 of 25 Edible Landscaping Consultations

Thank you to all of the Rock County residents who entered to win consultations this spring and to our generous sponsor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Center for Prevention, which made it possible! What’s in an edible landscape? Fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, vines, perennials, and self-seeding annuals designed to operate as an […]

What to Plant in your Boulevard

Last year, the city of Sioux Falls officially made it legal to plant more than turf grass in your boulevard. But what does that mean? Boulevard, in this sense, means the strip of lawn between the sidewalk and the street. It’s also called the right-of-way, the parking strip, and the hell strip (we’ll get to […]

Partnership with Minnehaha Conservation District

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Minnehaha Conservation District! Minnehaha Conservation District was created in 1941 to administer soil, water, and related resource conservation within the boundaries of Minnehaha County in southeastern South Dakota. The conservation district’s mission is closely related to our values, and will be an excellent resource for us in the future. […]

Ode to the Conifer, and Happy Holidays

It’s the holiday season, and all around are brightly lit Christmas trees. The practice of bringing parts of evergreen trees into our homes has been carried out since ancient times. People have celebrated the winter solstice, which falls on December 21st or 22nd for the northern hemisphere, for thousands of years. The winter solstice is the […]