In the spring of 2011 the City of Minneapolis adopted an Urban Agriculture Policy Plan to support and expand our community’s ability to grow, process, distribute and eat more healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods. This forum will look at the current broad spectrum of urban agriculture and the local foods movement in Eastside Minneapolis, from community gardens to urban farms to the retailing of food and gardening items. The panel of guest speakers will include *Homegrown Minneapolis* coordinator Jane Shey, the people behind two local urban farms – *Buchanan Street Farm* and *California Street Farm*, Karen O’Connor and Paige Pelini from Ward One’s newest garden center *Mother Earth Gardens*, representatives from local community gardens, local farmers markets and more. Join your neighbors for the panel presentation, open discussion and a light meal from a local establishment.
*When:* 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, October 17
*Where:* Eastside Co-op’s Granite Studio, 2551 Central Avenue NE (Please do not park in the Co-op parking lot, which is needed for patrons. There is abundant street parking around the Co-op)
*RSVP: *612-673-2201 or firstname.lastname@example.org