NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES| Two sustainable food fairs in Seward on April 13

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Seward Neighborhood will be a busy place on April 13 with 2 popular Fairs within walking distance of one another.  At the Neighborhood Sustainability Fair (12:00 to 4:30, Faith Mennonite Church, 2720 E. 22nd St.), you and your friends and family can bring small electronics, such as outdated cell phones, to recycle. You can also bring your bike for a tune-up, your gently used clothing for the clothing swap, and garden seeds for the seed exchange.  Find out how to start a worm box, meet the worms up personal, and maybe get a worm to feed our visiting chickens.  Visit the Environment Committee table to  find out whether we might owe you $150.00 (Seward residents only).  Sisters Camelot will be serving free food from their famous bus.  This is a great opportunity to meet your Minneapolis neighbors who are contributing to a more sustainable city.  

For example, meet Stefan Meyer, founder and operator of Growing Lots Urban Farm.  Growing Lots was founded in 2010 in collaboration with Redesign,Inc., a local non-profit developer.  Now starting the 4th season, Stefan and his partner Michael Pursell, again are taking subscriptions for their CSA at:     http://www.growinglotsurbanfarm.com/.  The best way to get to know Stefan and Michael is from their own words:    http://www.growinglotsurbanfarm.com/?page_id=

The fact that Stefan and Michael are going to do double duty by having a presence at both our neighborhood fairs tells you a lot about their enthusiasm for and dedication to Local Food and Urban Agriculture.

The second Fair is the Seward Coop CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Fair, with hours from 11:00  am to 2:00 pm, just north of Faith Mennonite on 28th Ave and Franklin.  Make a day of it and come to both events.  Try to walk, bus or bicycle if you can.  Parking near these events may be difficult to find.