Have you been to Urban Growler Brewing in St. Paul? It’s a great local pub in an industrial area of the city, with tasty brews and eats and a loft that features amazing Minnesota art. I enjoyed it last Wednesday with Twin Cities folks who got together to learn more about SFA, meet others and find out how to be involved.
If you missed it, not to worry. You can join or renew your SFA membership online today. Membership provides SFA with the basic support to operate our core programs. And it gives you timely, cutting-edge information, reduced-cost entrance to engaging events, workshops and field days, and a community of others who care about producing our food in a way that protects the Earth.
A new friend attending the Urban Growler gathering was Brett Benson, Operations Director of Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, a nonprofit group whose approach to fighting climate change emphasizes the values of community-building and energy choice. MNIPL is working to educate residents of 19 counties in southern and central Minnesota about the practical and financial benefits of Community Solar Gardens. To learn more about Community Solar, you can:
- Visit MNIPL’s website.
- Attend an MNIPL webinar at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18.
- Attend a town hall-style meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Blue Earth County Library, 100 E Main St, Mankato.
- Contact Brett directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.368.1226.
The Mankato meeting is one of several events in the next month that offer attendees information, expertise and connections to help people be good stewards of the Earth in a financially sustainable and just manner.