SENA News

The Black Radish

Our neighbors, our food, our community

The Black Radish Project is an Artist-led Urban farm initiative and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in the heart of South Minneapolis. The Black Radish works with and within the local community to convert ornamental lawns or unused private spaces into lush, food producing gardens. We then plant, maintain and harvest these spaces giving the homeowner…

A handful of wonderful!

Eat with your hands granola

Ingredients 5 cups rolled oats (“old-fashioned” not quick oats) 1 cup each: – raw sliced almonds (or walnuts, pecans, whatever you have on hand) – shredded unsweetened coconut – dried fruit (I use a mix of dried Morello cherries and crystallized ginger) 1/2 c. neutral-tasting oil (light olive, canola, sunflower, etc., or melted coconut oil. A…  Read More

SENA Welcomes Northern Fires Restaurant

New Standish-Ericsson takeout restaurant is off to a great start.

Chef and owner Arie Peisert takes a break from daily food prep and stands near the cord of wood stacked outside his new Standish-Ericsson restaurant, Northern Fires. Snow falls as nearby cars push through the slush on 42nd Street. In spite of the cold, Peisert is in shorts, a t-shirt, and a long black apron.…

Ben Swart of Hardshell Fitnes, Thrive Might, and Frost Iron Training.

Meet your Neighbor: Ben Swarts

building community through health & wellness and the importance of strength and resilience in meeting the challenges of living in our current environment. 

Last week, on a chilly late October afternoon, I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down and talking with Ben Swarts, founder of Frost Iron Training – the newest gym in the neighborhood. We sat outside in the sun and chatted. Ben told me about how he sees his space as an opportunity to build…  Read More