Outdoors

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…  Read More

I am asked to consider what this place will be like in 2040?

“Water as pure and soft as the dews of heaven, gushing from hill and valley." Minnesota Pioneer, 1849

  I am a person of mostly European descent. In 1962 my mother and father built a house in what is now the suburbs. I grew up on a gravel road amidst prairie, forests, wetlands and oak savannah. I watched and mourned as the land around us was sold, surveyors staked out the land and…