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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

5:30pm - Sustainable Tuesday
Toxic Taters! In central Minnesota, large-scale potato production covers the landscape for thousands of acres. The Toxic Taters Coalition is a group of rural residents who live near these potato fields. They are small farmers, White Earth tribal members, parents, grandparents, and other community members who are dealing with health problems and livelihood loss from pesticide drift. Since 2006, the Coalition has been calling on RDO to change their practices and reduce the use of hazardous pesticides. Now, the Toxic Taters campaign is calling on McDonald's to raise their standards for their potato producers nationwide, cutting pesticide use and transitioning more sustainable potato production. Members of the Toxic Taters Coalition are traveling around the state this summer, sharing their stories in communities across Minnesota. Join us to hear about how potato production is impacting people and ecosystems just a few hours north of us, and how to support local organizing to change it.
Location
Rail River Folk School
Cost
Free
Open to the public.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

6:00pm - Beaver Buddies Skills Session
Contact Ryan Montgomery at 218-755-2323 for information.
Location
BSU Gymnasium
Open to the public.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

7:30pm - MNWC Evening Reading Series
Sheri Joseph
Location
American Indian Resource Center
Cost
Free
Open to the public.