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Positive Change: Dream of Wild Health

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October’s Positive Change recipient is Dream of Wild Health, an organization that restores health and well-being in the Native community by recovering knowledge of and access to healthy Indigenous foods, medicines and lifeways. Operational since 1998, they have a strong reputation in the community as a safe environment where youth,…

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Positive Change: CLUES

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Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) es una organización sin fines de lucro diseñada por Latinos, para Latinos. Nuestros programas y servicios conectan familias a recursos, clases, instituciones y sistemas y crean un ambiente para que nuestros clientes aprendan, se involucren y sean fortalecidos,  incluyendo inmigrantes…

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Positive Change: Land Stewardship Project

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August’s Positive Change recipient is Land Stewardship Project, an organization dedicated to transforming our food and farming system from the ground up, using core values of land stewardship, social justice, and democracy as tools for change. LSP’s sustainable agriculture work has a broad and deep impact, from new farmer…

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Positive Change: Friends of the Mississippi River

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July’s Positive Change recipient is Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR), a grassroots organization that actively engages local citizens to protect, restore, and enhance the river and its watershed throughout the metro. Founded in 1993, FMR formed to serve as the citizen, community, and environmental voice for the river in…

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Positive Change: Urban Roots

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June’s Positive Change recipient is Urban Roots, a local organization whose mission is to cultivate and empower youth through nature, healthy food, and community. By using food and environmental stewardship as tools for social change, Urban Roots empowers youth through hands-on entrepreneurship, career exploration, and community engagement opportunities. Each…

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Positive Change: Minnesota Food Association

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May’s Positive Change recipient is Minnesota Food Association (MFA), a well-established food advocacy leader that provides organic farming resources, technical assistance, and land access to local immigrant and minority farmers in the Twin Cities and Marine on St. Croix regions. Founded in 1983, MFA has been spearheading these efforts locally for over…

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Positive Change: 2017 MN FoodShare March Campaign

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March’s Positive Change recipient is the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Each year, Mississippi Market participates in the campaign, a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches that provides food, funds, and educational materials to over 300 food shelves across the state. The March Campaign is the largest food…

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Positive Change: The Family Place

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February’s Positive Change recipient is The Family Place, a social service nonprofit and day care center that assists families with children in shelter to gain confidence in building future goals that will lead to success of the entire family. In addition to providing access to basic needs, The Family Place…

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Positive Change: Tanka Fund

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January’s Positive Change recipient is Tanka Fund, a national campaign to return buffalo to the lands, lives, and economies of Native peoples. Tanka Fund provides educational resources about the benefits of Native buffalo restoration and raises financial aid for Native buffalo producers to assist them with raising sustainable herds. The…

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