Sustainable Agriculture Group
Outpost partners with a local nonprofit that aligns with our mission to create a healthy, diverse and sustainable community. This includes not only a grant from our Co-op Community Fund, but the opportunity to promote their programs and events.
Marbleseed is the organization formerly known as Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services (MOSES). In 2022, they went through a rebrand. Learn about that exciting transformation.
Outpost supports their ongoing program, "In Her Boots." Through events, networking, storytelling and podcasts, In Her Boots supports women farmers and landowners by providing resources and collaborative opportunities to champion new business start-ups that support food system change to organic production as well as land conservation. New to In Her Boots is a 'reboot' of their podcast which highlights the stories of Black and Brown women who traditionally have not had a platform to share their voices. The podcast is hosted by Tiffany LaShae.
“Tiffany is a farmer, researcher, educator, and activist with a diverse background in food justice, regenerative agriculture, afroecology, agroecology, permaculture and much more. She has worked with farmers in many places in the U.S and abroad. She’s currently working with Soul FIRE Farming Immersion (Farming in Relationship with the Earth), Big Rivers Farms Farmers Education Program, and International Climate Smart Agriculture Farmer-to-Farmer Trainings. She is also a soils Researcher at the University of Minnesota.”
The Walnut Workshed Project
The Walnut Workshed is a project of the Growing Youth Leadership program. Walnut Workshed is centered on providing Leadership interns the outbuildings to properly store and sell produce grown on over 100 fruit trees and vacant lots transformed into gardens at Walnut Way. Delicious goodies like their peaches, cherries and jams, for starters. It will also serve to function as meeting space for Leadership programs and trainings.
Fondy Farm Project at Mequon Nature Preserve
In 2020, Outpost's Co-op Community Fund contributed more than $3,200 to assist with irrigation at the Fondy Farm Project at the Mequon Nature Preserve. Currently the 26 Hmong family farmers carry water to their fields.
Teens Grow Greens
In 2019 Outpost partnered with Teens Grow Greens to implement a program called MyPlant where visitors to their greenhouses were able to bring their children and go through the process of planting a seedling they could take home. The goal was to spark curiosity and interest among youth in where our food comes from.