By Uma Campbell Are you looking for new ways to keep kids busy after school and on the weekends? Luckily, there’s one fun project that is perfect for kids of all ages, and it’s educational, too! Dedicate your time with your kids to teaching them about climate change and why everyone on the planet needs …

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By Conference Scholarship Recipient Dan Gruhlke, Pinewood Elementary School, Monticello, MN Saturday, August 6, 2016 was a beautiful morning for this year’s MAEE “Grow in the Open” Conference with a clear sky, little wind, temp.’s just under the averages, and low humidity! I wish I could’ve only bicycled to the Conference as I had desired, and that was probably my biggest …

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By: Ethan Lewis, former MAEE Board Member On July 16th, the organization I work with participated in the Eat Local Farm Tour. We had approximately 300 people come out to our farm to learn about chickens and their benefits, take wagon rides out into the fields and do family activities. It was a very visual demonstration of …

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By: Molly Phipps, MAEE Board President The Growing West Side Seed Library (Seed Library) is a small, volunteer-run program which distributes flower and vegetable seeds to community members in the West Side neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota.  The Seed Library strives to educate and engage the local community in topics of gardening and sustainability. Goals …

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Tell Minnesota decision-makers: Protect our Pollinators! Minnesotans are doing what we can to protect bees. But to turn the tide on pollinator decline, we need our decision-makers like you to step up and create stronger policies at the state level to protect our pollinators. Minnesota needs policies that truly protect pollinators: Restrict neonicotinoids: Neonics are …

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School gardens are alive and well in Minnesota! With a packed house of over 350 attendees, the 4th annual Minnesota Schoolyard Garden Conference was a success. Teachers, parents, administrators, master gardeners, and other school garden practitioners and supporters came from all over the state for this one-day event hosted by the Minnesota Schoolyard Garden Coalition, …

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By Kristen Poppleton, MAEE board member & Director of Education for Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy There are moments you remember from your school years. Moments when your teacher brought some topic or issue to life so well, that it still sticks with you today. It is my hope that this past week will be one …

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