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Engage smaller 10-25 acre properties that don't qualify for farm programs.

There are many smaller parcels, where maybe the homestead and some marginal farm acres were sold off that are not eligible for any conservation programs, yet could play a larger role in the solution as they are scattered around everywhere, and typically do consist of marginal lands. Perennial plantings or prairie restoration and tree cover could help with both wind and water erosion, and the homeowner could get some help ...more »

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Invest in a network of action collaboratives that also function as incubators for water solutions

Invest in a statewide network of local research-engagement-action collaboratives that bring together academic and public researchers, educators and public engagement professionals, cultural and community organizers, and those who can implement or act on solutions. Encourage these collaboratives to innovate solutions by developing 'incubator' programs that encourage relationship-building, data and knowledge-sharing, learning, ...more »

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Return to Your Roots

It wasn't that long ago that we had many more farmers that diversified their crops. They understood the need to care for the land. It wasn't about "Bigger, Better, More...More...More" A mono-crop culture is not sustainable. SWMN is a desert of black dirt that blows around and nothing grows without chemicals. There is a huge difference between soil (living) and dirt (dead). All of the chemical applications that are ...more »

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Open a Water Bar - a taproom for tap water - that is also a sustainability hub & incubator

We are opening a unique art-sustainability space in northeast Minneapolis that is a 'taproom for tap water' - a Water Bar, staffed by environmental researchers, advocates, policymakers, educators. It is also a space for local engagement and education, and an incubator for sustainable development collaborations. We are looking to build partnerships with other groups and communities statewide - and to connect with other ...more »

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