Clean River Partners and Keepsake Cidery present the 5th Annual Cider on the Cannon Member Party! Join us on Saturday, October 15th from 10 am – 12 pm to celebrate Clean Water Success Stories and the 2022 Cannon River Champions! Donations are accepted with a recommended donation of $20 per adult, $10 per child. To RSVP, email Megan: megan [at] cleanriverpartners [dot] org

Brunch will be provided by Café Shawn. Delectable options include:

Root Vegetable Hash w/ Momofuku Egg & Chimichirri *gf dairy free
Roast Cherry Tomato, Basil & Feta Quiche * gf
French Toast Casserole
Carrot & Apple Purée w/ Yogurt, Blueberry & Cashew Pepito Granola Cups *gf
Mixed Greens & Maple Roast Carrot Salad *gf
Apple Cheddar Bacon Puff Pastry/half without bacon

Conservation Program Events

Regenerative Agriculture & Land Use Guest Lecture with Author Emma Loewe

October 11th, 2022, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, The Viking Theater, 1520 St. Olaf Ave, Northfield

Join the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance (RAA) and Clean River Partners as we welcome Emma Loewe, author of the new book Return to Nature, to discuss her unique conservation ethic and living healthier lives by deepening our connections with the natural world. Emma Loewe is a writer who explores the intersection of human and environmental health through her books and journalism for publications such as mindbodygreen and Grist. She will also moderate a panel of farmers focused on regenerative agriculture’s role in reconnecting society to the environment and a more sustainable food system. Don’t miss this chance to gain new perspectives on the environment, our food system, and how to more meaningfully connect with landscapes of all kinds. This free discussion will be followed by a chance to ask questions of Emma and the farmer panel, and to enjoy complimentary refreshments. All are welcome! 
Call Dane McKittrick at 630-777-9037 with questions or to register, or register online here.

Regenerative Poultry Farm Visit

October 12, 2022, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Finca Marisol, 4597 315th St. W., Northfield MN

The Regenerative Agriculture Alliance (RAA), Clean River Partners, and farmer Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin invite students and educators to tour Finca Marisol. This is the perfect opportunity for guests to observe an established regenerative poultry farm and learn about the establishment and care of chickens and perennial crops. This free event is a chance to discuss regenerative farming with producer’s and partners throughout RAA’s Sustainable farming ecosystem. Join us, be part of the discussion, and learn how profitable, regenerative practices can become more prominent in our food production system. Call Dane McKittrick at 630-777-9037 with questions or to register, or register online here.

Agroforestry Tools & Equipment Workshop

October 27th, 2022, 4:00pm-6:00pm
The Organic Compound, 18125 Eiler Ave., Faribault, MN

Join the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance (RAA), Clean River Partners, and regenerative farmer Wil Crombie for an educational workshop on the tools and equipment of regenerative, agroforestry farming. Understanding equipment is critical for cultivating any diverse farming system, and this workshop will provide in-depth knowledge on how these resources can be utilized to manage different aspects of a regenerative farm, from chickens to hazelnuts. This workshop covers how to use and maintain a range of equipment associated with growing numerous regenerative, agroforestry crops, as well as how to access them. We’ll also tour Wil’s regenerative farm, the Organic Compound, and demonstrate how these resources have benefited his production. All are welcome! Call Dane McKittrick at 630-777-9037 with questions or to register, or register online here.

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Bylaw Changes and Board Member Elections

CRP Members approve bylaw changes and elect board members at our May Annual Meeting. Please review this information and then cast your vote. If you have any questions, contact Executive Director Kristi Pursell at .

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