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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

Our Fellow SENA Honey Bees

A story of honey, urban ecology, and mutualism in the city

Nadja’s house sits tucked back from the street further than most. Her front yard is not a mowed lawn, but a mixture of native plants and colorful flowers. A small sign with the words “POLLINATOR CAFE” tilts near the sidewalk. Look atop her roof and you’ll see two purple boxes the size of a dorm…  Read More

A picture of Roasted Turnips and Winter Squash With Agave Glaze from directly above. The orange and pale root vegetables sit on a slate grey plate with a brown bowl full of a darker brown grain sit in the upper right hand corner of the image.

Roasted Turnips and Winter Squash With Agave Glaze

Flavors informed by thousands of years of combining flavors and working with the land

As the Atlantic points out: “Pasta, sushi, tacos, samosas, and pad thai: In the U.S., enthusiastic eaters will likely be able to name traditional dishes from a wide variety of cuisines around the world. But most of us couldn’t name a single Native American dish from any one the vast network of tribes, cultures, and…