The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated food security inequities in parts of Olmsted County. Working with the Southeast RSDP, concerned community partners came together to study the gaps and take action.
Minnesota wool provides sustainable options for those interested in natural textiles and buying local. A new statewide mapping project is helping to knit together the state’s sheep and wool industry.
The Ackerman family farm is one of 45 farms helping to advance Farmmaps, a new online tool for Minnesota farmers to create community, network and share valuable farming case studies.
Car-sharing programs incorporating EVs are typically found in warmer climates, but research supported by the Northwest RSDP suggests such a program could also work in northern Minnesota, providing a sustainable option for those who lack transportation access.
Minnesota’s small and medium-sized livestock producers lacked access to meat processing even before the pandemic, and COVID-19 magnified the issue. RSDP and partners are working on sustainable solutions.