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Homegrown Minneapolis is a citywide initiative 

expanding our community's ability to grow, process, 

distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, 

locally grown foods.

December 9, 2017

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Food Council

Homegrown Minneapolis Announces 2017 Homegrown Highlights of Food System Accomplishments

Homegrown Minneapolis is pleased to share highlights of food policy actions and accomplishments during the past year.
Find the report here.

City Approves Changes to Homegrown Small Business Fund

City of Minneapolis approved changes to the Homegrown Small Business Fund: reducing the match requirement, expanding eligible uses of funds and eligible lending partners, and exploring a pilot grant component in the Promise Zone with a community philanthropic partner. Modified  loan program will be launched with full details in early 2018.
View staff report to City Council here.

City Appoints Community Members for 2018-19 Food Council 

City of Minneapolis approved a slate of 15 community member representatives to serve on the 2018-19 Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council. The full list of 2018-19 Food Council members including City, MPRB and MPS representatives will be announced in early 2018. View list of community members here.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Seeks Applicants for Community Representative to Food Council

MPRB is seeking applicants to fill the open position for their community representative on the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council. Appointments for open positions will be made at the January 2, 2018 business meeting of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m., Friday, December 22, 2017. 
View more information and complete the application.


December Food Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 13 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm meeting, 6:30 pm social time

Gandhi Mahal Community Room, 3009 27th Ave S, Minneapolis

Meeting Agenda

Arc of Justice Film Screening & Discussion Hosted by Twin Cities Agricultural Land Trust (TCALT) 

Saturday, December 9 | 12:30 – 4:30 pm

Rondo Community Library, 461 Dale Street N, St. Paul

More information.


Lakewinds Organic Field Fund (LOFF) 2018 RFP

The goal of LOFF is to provide funding to farmers working on the development and sustainability of organics. View grant program details and application here.


University of Minnesota Extension 

SNAP-Ed Regional Coordinator 

Job Opening ID: 321257

Application Deadline: January 8, 2018, position will remain open until filled. 

SNAP-Ed Educator

Job​ ​Opening​ ​ID:​ ​321214 

Application Deadline​:​ ​January​ ​2,​ ​2018

View more details and apply here.

View additional information on the Homegrown Minneapolis website.

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