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The Minnesota Project to host Centered on Sustainability series


The Minnesota Project is excited to announce that Atina Diffley, author and organic consultant, and Megan O'Hara, first lady of Minneapolis, will present at the 2012 annual Centered on Sustainability series. This event marks the third consecutive annual event focused on engaging and educating the community about sustainability and conservation topics. The event will be held on Oct. 23.

Diffley, organic farmer and author of "Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works," will lead an empowering conversation about our food relationship with land and nature and farmers. Opening comments will be provided by Megan O'Hara. The topic will be the true value of local and organic food. Our everyday sustenance and daily food decisions affect the wellness of the land, the life, and the people that live and work upon it. We will discuss what this means, why we should care, how it affect us, and what can we do about it. The event will conclude with a book signing with Diffley.

The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bachman's Heritage Room, 6010 Lyndale Avenue, South Minneapolis, Minn. For additional details and registration, visit http://TrueValueofLocal.EventBrite.com or call The Minnesota Project at 651-789-3325.

The Minnesota Project is a nonprofit organization aimed at championing sustainable production and equitable distribution of energy and food in communities across Minnesota.

To best address the multiple factors that define sustainability, the Minnesota Project focuses on the development and efficient use of clean renewable energy, promotion of sustainable agriculture practices and production, and consumption of local, sustainably grown food.

Founded in 1979, The Minnesota Project team is working toward establishing a sustainable Minnesota by 2039 through policy research, education and outreach, as well as developing key ground-up, grassroots initiatives targeted at empowering communities and their leaders. For more information, visit MNProject.org.

Date: 10/1/2012

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