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Movie Night, book group, garden and food skillshares

Posted on 25 June 2018 by calvin

The volunteers with Transition Longfellow create opportunities for South Minneapolis neighbors to get to know one another while also learning how to live more sustainably and prepare for changes ahead. Visit for more details on these and other activities.

Transition Parents and Kids Play Group, Sat., July 7, 10am to noon, Longfellow Park, 3435 36th Ave. S., free.
Join with other parents who are concerned about raising resilient kids, living a sustainable, less consumer-oriented, low-waste, family life. Share conversation, resources, and ideas in a kid-friendly play space with toys. Bring kids aged 10 and under for a playdate.

Book Group, Thur., July 12, 6:30pm, Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave.
This summer, join with folks in Transition Longfellow as they grow more food, learn to cook and preserve local food, and work to reduce food waste. We are reading from “Independence Days: A Guide to Sustainable Food Storage and Preservation” by Sharon Astyk. This month we are discussing chapters 6-11, which covers different methods of food storage and food preservation, with recipes. This book is out of print, so Moon Palace will not have copies available, but used copies are available online.

Movie Night, Fri., July 20, potluck 6:30pm, movie 7-9pm, Minnehaha Communion Lutheran, 4101 37th Ave. S.
Share a meal, then watch several short videos from the folks who produced “The Story of Stuff,” exploring challenges to our water supply. From over-extraction to microbeads to microfibers, our freshwater heritage is endangered by the choices being made every day. What can we do to protect our water? Bring a dish to share. Donation accepted.

Day of Garden and Food Skillshares, Sat., July 21, 9am-3pm.
See website for time and location of each workshop. Sign up for workshops separately at Food workshops may have an additional materials cost. A box lunch can be ordered as well.

This day-long event features workshops in the kitchen and the garden, led by master gardeners and Longfellow area neighbors.

Garden workshops include:
• Build a multi-barrel rainwater collection system to collect enough rainwater to make a difference.
• Build an inexpensive and simple hydroponics unit to grow your own greens and other veggies. This 1-hour demo precedes a separate 3-hour hands-on session where you can build your own.
• Edible landscaping: Bringing food into unexpected corners of your yard and garden.
• Animal and pest control with Theresa Rooney, author of “Humane Critter Control.” Learn strategies for dealing with bunnies, raccoons, squirrels, Japanese beetles, and more.
• Identifying vegetable diseases: A primer on the pests and diseases that may be reducing your vegetable yield.

Food workshops include:
• Canning
• Jam making
• Vegan cooking
• Healthy snacks

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