As the headwaters of three major watersheds, Minnesota is positioned to be a leader in caring for the land that nourishes us all. But right now, our public dollars are funding an industrial food economy designed to produce profit for a handful of corporate executives at the expense of our communities, our ecosystems, and our legacy.
That’s why MN350 is building a movement behind the Headwaters Community Food and Water Bill (HF1332/SF1580), which will establish the funding and infrastructure we need for a regenerative, life-affirming food economy in which both urban and rural communities thrive as stewards of the land on which we all depend.
The Headwaters Bill places food at the center of a regenerative economy that connects urban and rural communities to meet demands of food, water, and climate. What does this mean for your neighborhood? Using North Minneapolis as an example, we’ll take you on a tour of what that regenerative economy might look like.
“I am thrilled to join Representative Kaohly Her in authoring SF 1580, the Headwaters Community Food & Water Bill, that would create local food systems to directly feed communities. This legislation would provide farmers with assistance in growing healthy and diverse food that’s organic and affordable, simultaneously addressing food insecurity, climate change, and racial equity.”
-Senator Erin Murphy (64), chief author in the Minnesota Senate