COLUMNIST, SUSTAINABLE FARM & CONCERT FEATURED
AT LSP'S 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SEPT. 13
Monday, Aug. 11, 1997
WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. — “The Landscape of Stewardship” is the theme of the Land
Stewardship Project’s (LSP) all-day 15th anniversary celebration, Sept. 13, at
the Scott County Fairgrounds in Jordan, Minn. The event will feature music,
speakers, good food, fun activities for kids and an opportunity to see a
sustainable farm firsthand. It begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 9 p.m.
The event will kick-off with a keynote address, “Stewardship and the New
Agriculture: Planning the Harvest We Desire,” by Neil Hamilton. Hamilton is the
director of the Drake University Agricultural Law Center and writes a regular
column on food and farming issues for the Des Moines Register.
Following the speech will be a tour of the Dave and Florence Minar farm near New
Prague, Minn. The tour will feature “stewardship stations” led by farmers and
others. The Minars have been farming virtually without chemicals for more than
two decades and have converted their award-winning dairy operation to a
grass-based system. En route to the Minar farm, a “stewardship station” will
feature a discussion of urban sprawl and ways for bringing about sustainable
development in rural and urban areas.
The day will wrap-up with a pork barbecue supper with all the trimmings and an
evening concert by John Gorka, an internationally acclaimed musician who is
featured in the LSP video Houses in the Fields. Gorka is — in the words of
Rolling Stone magazine — “The preeminent male singer/songwriter of the new folk
The fees (10 percent discount for LSP members), are: $30 each for the full day;
$17 for the keynote, lunch and farm tour only; $17 for the hog roast and concert
only; $11 for children 5-15 years old; preschoolers are free — morning child
care and activities will be provided for $6.
For more information, contact LSP at (612) 653-0618.