How to Recycle Organics and the Benefits of Compost in Addressing Climate Change

Red Barn at Living Earth Center, 170 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato MN

Talk by Jane Dow and Betty Winkworth of Mankato Zero Waste

1:30-2:30pm

Cultivating Connection: The Power of Community Gardens

Living Earth Center Community Gardens, 170 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato MN

Talk and tour by Laura Peterson, Director of Living Earth Center

2:45-3:45pm

Street Clean Up

The Hub Food Truck Lot, 514 N Riverfront Drive Mankato MN

Hosted by Blue Earth Project founder Paul Ebbenga

4:15-5:40pm

An Agricultural Response to Climate Change:

Kernza and new markets for farmers; new food for eaters

St. Peter Food Co-op, 223 W Mulberry Street, St. Peter MN

Talk by Ben Penner, local organic wheat farmer

5-5:45pm

Climate Rally

Minnesota Square Park, 1000 S Minnesota Avenue, St. Peter MN

The day culminates with a rally including several local speakers and music from Captain Gravitone & the String Theory Orchestra.

6-7:30pm