1. Valley Natural Foods has organic seeds for sale. The seeds provided by High Mowing Seeds are noted as being an independantly-owned, farm-based seed company dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture and providing farmers and gardeners with the highest quality certified organic seed.
I need to start getting my planting ready early this year. We were a bit late last year and with the crappy weather all summer (cold) we did not get the yield we had hoped for. What are you planning on growing in your home gardens this year?
2. An excellent writeup of the Burnsville Perfomring Arts Center citizen advisory board by Thisweek’s John Gessner.
I watched the meeting myself and was absolutely shocked at how the council handled the situation. The staff provided them with a few options and instead of coming ready to discuss them, it was as if they hadn’t even taken the time to read through what was provided. Then the mayor decided she was going to lead a self-appointed task force of her and Mary Sherry (the last two people I’d like see working on anything of importance) to do some more work before a future meeting which will determine the fate of a bunch of poor people who will take the political heat while the council pretends their hands are clean.
3. The Star Tribune reports more about the Burnsville/Savage water issue. The best part of this story, which is the same dead horse they’ve all been beating for way too long, are the comments such as this gem:
Get rid of Betty
Kautz has to go, too many screw ups, she just loves to spend and cut ribbons. Maybe she should go work at Michaels.
posted by miracleman1 on Mar. 10, 10 at 9:46 PM
Personally I’m tired of the story and I have a feeling it will never be fixed even after Burnsville sinks even more money into it. Sucks to be you Savage and Burnsville residents.
6. The Minnesota Sun reports that Dakota County spent $300,000 on a high-end video conferencing system which makes it easier for employees to communicate between the regional centers. This will supposedly save on travel costs and make training and communication easier between Apple Valley, Hastings, and West St. Paul.
Personally I think it should be used solely for Dakota County residents called to jury duty. I should not have to drive to Hastings with as little money as they provide you per diem, when the county employees don’t. Right?
By the way, the reason I haven’t been linking to the Sun’s content lately is because their website (and its feeds) are entirely too difficult to navigate and/or subscribe to. I used to have a hacked feed which no longer operates and their own system is pretty crappy so I have to manually check what they offer–and I forget–a lot.
That’s it for this week’s roundup. I’m mainly interested in your gardening for 2010 and your thoughts on a natural gas fired power plant in Rosemount. Is it necessary? Will it pass? If it didn’t work in the previous city, why will it work in Rosemount? Whatever you have to say about any of the topics above go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts!