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Renewing the Countryside: Minnesota.

Joannides, Jan, Sara Bergan, Mark Ritchie, Beth Waterhouse, and Okechukwu Ukaga.

Renewing the Countryside tells the stories of 43 Minnesotans who are protecting the evironment and promoting their rural communities through innovative businesses, living practices, or community projects. The stories are organzied by category (farming, marketing, product innovations, harvesting nature, conservation, tourism and culture, community, and learning), and are accompanied by numberous color photographs. Case studies featured in the book include Wildrose Farm, Sno Pac Foods, MOM's Dairy, Richard Bresnahan Studio, White Earth Land Recovery Project, Haubenschild Farm, Prairie Restorations, Inc., Angry Trout Cafe, and Harvest Moon Community Farm.

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Minneapolis: The Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development, and the Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership, University of Minnesota.
Sponsored by the Northeast Area Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance, Surdna Foundation, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, North County Co-op and, at the University of Minnesota, Experiment in Rural Coop
159 pp.
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