We're passionate about sustainable food systems.
Formed out of the culmination of years of learning in the classroom, forest, field and farmland. Our experiences around environmental health and the ecological impacts of the current food system have led us to the realization that we need to do what ever we can in order to move away from the negligent, industrialized, monoculture based food systems in place today. Urban farming gives purpose to underused spaces in the city, while lowering the distance that the food travels, and generating local economic development, which brings us closer to a sustainable food system. Urban farming paired with agroforestry and permaculture methods can bring us to a whole new level, beyond sustainable~ and into resilience
before settling in Minneapolis to start Boot Strap Urban Farm, Jon worked on Organic farms around the country for several years including FArms such as Bee Heaven & Fox Tail during this time Jon gained hands on experience with the inner workings of community supported agriculture, growing real good food. In addition to farming Jon studies sound arts at mctc and can be found playing music in gardens and show spaces, planting seeds, harvesting, tending to the green house and cultivating the perfect tomato, growing yummy food, building soil health, social equity, and balanced ecologic systems.
has spent the last several years growing gardens in the city and the country, exploring natural ecosystems, and studying herbal medicine with many amazing Minneapolis herbalists. In 2012 she completed her associate of applied science in Western Clinical Herbalism. During 2013 Eve completed the Urban Farmer Certification Program with Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate. Eve can be found dreaming up new plans, growing, harvesting and playing in gardens, at protests, on bikes and at craft fairs around the twin cities. She is mama to the amazing Orin Milo, which has taught her more about nature’s systems than any academic pursuit ever has.
has studied mud, sticks, bugs and climbing trees. He specializes in catching cabbage moths before they catch the cabbage, marveling at the wonder of caterpillar cocoons and praying mantises. He is great at plant id. Orin goes to South Side Family Charter School in South Minneapolis, there he is a part of the social justice curriculum.