Northside Tornado “Treecovery”

The Minneapolis Park Board and its corporate partners are planting 3,100 trees on the Northside to replace the the 2,600 that were destroyed in a tornado a year ago. Homeowners such as Laura Kidd on Plymouth Avenue North are very excited.

Prison Gardens Get Bipartisan Support

Tomatoes, carrots and green beans could be finding their way from behind bars to Minnesota food shelves next year. An amendment added to the state corrections policy bill calls for prisons to establish gardening programs.

Structures for Inclusion Conference 2012 in Austin Texas: Design is Relational

STRUCTURES FOR INCLUSION is an annual conference focused on design for social good. Structures for Inclusion 2012 brings together activists, designers, funders and policy makers who are at the forefront of designing in the public’s interest. Dynamic innovators and experienced professionals from around the world are providing honest, inspiring conversations and participatory workshops to help designers do more and do it better. This year’s theme: Design is Relational

It is not just about objects. It’s also about being a catalyst to change human relationships and activities.