VSTF Meeting 11/09/2011

The Virginia Sustainability Task Force will be meeting on Wednesday,  November 9, 2011 at 5pm in the conference room #118 of the Northland Building located at 307 First Street South. We will be making plans for the coming year. Everyone is welcome!


November 7, 2011 at 10:29 pm Leave a comment

No VSTF Meeting 08/10/2011

There will be no Virginia Sustainability Task Force Meeting on August 10, 2011. Meetings will resume on September 14, 2011. We look forward to seeing you there!

August 9, 2011 at 8:34 pm Leave a comment

VSTF Meeting 06.08.2011

The Virginia Sustainability Task Force will be meeting on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 5pm in the conference room #118 of the Northland Building. We will be discussing the upcoming Land of the Loon Festival and other events and activities. Everyone is welcome!

June 8, 2011 at 7:07 am Leave a comment

VSTF Meeting – March 9th, 2011

The Virginia Sustainability Task Force will be meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 5pm in the conference room #118 of the Northland Building. We will be discussing the upcoming Iron Range Earth Fest to be held April 9th in Mountain Iron. For more information on the Iron Range Earth Fest, please visit www.ironrangeearthfest.org.

March 6, 2011 at 11:17 am 1 comment

Range of the Arts: March 7th-13th, 2011

Come to the 8th Annual Range of the Arts. Celebrating the arts & culture of the Iron Range! There are daily activities the week of  March 7th through March 13th, 2011. Check it out Lyric Center for the Arts Poster[1]

March 6, 2011 at 11:05 am Leave a comment

VSTF Meeting 2.9.2011

The next VSTF meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 9th at 5pm in the Northland Bldg Conference Room #118.
Bill Mittelfelhdt gave a great presentation on the MN GreenStep Cities Program, and was very motivating at the January 19th VSTF meeting. We hope to follow up on this, and a lot of in house information & updates to take care of. Because of this, there will be no guest speaker at the February 9th meeting. Just ourselves having a great time! Hope to see you there! Everyone is welcome to attend.
VSTF Mtg Agenda 2.9.11

February 5, 2011 at 2:55 pm 1 comment

Food, Food Systems and the New Regionalism – Public Speaker Series

Spring 2011, University of Minnesota, Duluth Public Speaker Series

Sponsored by the Sustainable Agriculture Project@UMD, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota, and Institute for Sustainable Future

Thursday, February 17“Assessing the Western Lake Superior Region for Food Localization”

David Abazs, Senior Fellow, Endowed Chair in Agriculture, Univ. of MN

Stacey Stark, UMD , Geography, Director of GIS Lab.

 Friday, February 18: “Incubating Farm(er)s, Creating the Duluth Community Farm: the Intervale Model”

Andrea Tursini, Director of Consulting and Land Stewardship at Intervale Center, Burlington, VT, Location and time t.b.d.

 Tuesday, March 1: “Community Based Education in Duluth around Food, Farming, and Gardening”

Angie Miller and Michael Latsch, Seeds of Success

Cree Bradley, Farm Beginnings Program, Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association  Sarah Nelson, Duluth Community Garden Program


Thursday, March 31: “Institutionalizing Good Food: the Case of the Univ. of MN Morris”

Sandra Olson Loy, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, UM Morris

Thursday, April 7: “Cornercopia Farm: Creating Student Centered College and University Gardens”

Courtney Tchida, Student Program Coordinator, MISA, U of MN St. Paul

Friday, April 22: “Growing Power and Growing Food”

Will Allen, GROWING POWER, Milwaukee, WI

7:00 pm: Public Address, UMD Kirby Ballroom

 Thursday, April 28: “Food Systems in Healthcare”

Diane Imre, MBA, RD Director of Nutrition Services, Fletcher Allen Healthcare, VT

 Thursday, May 5 : “Food Hubs and Healthy Foods: Building Change in Eau Claire, WI”

Representatives from Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, WI


Unless otherwise noted, Speaker sessions begin promptly at 3:45pm, UMD, in the Library Rotunda 

Parking is available for a nominal fee close to the library at Paylot G, which is off University Drive just south of St. Marie Street.  A map can be viewed at the following website: http://www.duluth.umn.edu/parking/lots.html 

 For further information or a copy of this schedule, contact randel.hanson@yahoo.com or 218-349-2956

Speaker Series funded by Institute for Advanced Study, Univ. of Minnesota

February 5, 2011 at 1:32 pm Leave a comment

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Join us! VSTF meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. in the Conference Room #118 of the Northland Building, located at 307 First Street South.

VSTF was established in 2008 through a grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

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