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Showing posts from January, 2016

Opportunity - Community Innovation Grants

Is your community seeking to increase understanding of an issue, come up with ideas for addressing it, and wanting to test and implement solutions? Consider applying for the Community Innovation Grant. Offered by Headwaters Foundation for Justice and the Bush Foundation, your community could receive anywhere from $500 to $10,000.

Check out this site for all the details. The deadline is February 1, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

Opportunity - Local Foods College

The Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships have begun hosting their Local Foods College for the fifth year running. In a series of online webinars, they provide information about how to get local food markets happening in your area. It's free to participate and they do ask you to register so they can give you access to the course materials. More information and registration can be found here.

Topics, by date, include:

January 19, 2016 ~ How to Grow Produce - Open forum for gardeningJanuary 26, 2016 ~ Marketing Local FoodsFebruary 2, 2016 ~ Healthy Food AccessFebruary 9, 2016 ~ Food Business RegulationsFebruary 16, 2016 ~ Animals on Your HomesteadFebruary 23, 2016 ~ Scaling up for Markets - Benchmarking, Engaging Economic DevelopmentMarch 1, 2016 ~ Farming in a Controlled Environment

Opportunity - Become a trainer for Customer Service in your Community

At Your Service: Working with Multicultural Customers is a training opportunity that gives you everything you need to train staff to deliver quality customer service to today's customers. By attending this train-the-trainer session, you will receive the curriculum, language, slides, and materials needed for building skills of staff in the tourism industry including retail, lodging, restaurants, attractions, health care, educational organizations, non-profit or government offices.

When: Friday, March 4, 2016 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Where: University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus

Registration and information:

Price: $459 provides you everything you need to deliver quality customer service training. Purchase the curriculum once and use it for multiple workshops in your organization or business.

Scholarships Available in SE MN

The Southeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership is excited to announce that they have scholarships available for people in the region. The SE RSDP is offering $200 to individuals that are attending classes or conferences related to one of their four focus areas:

Clean EnergySustainable Agriculture and Food SystemsNatural ResourcesSustainable Tourism and Resilient Communities The funds can be put toward registration, mileage, or lodging costs associated with attending. For more information about the scholarship and how to apply, contact Jeni Loftus