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Organizational Food Charter Champion

You might say Jim Chamberlin tends miniature livestock as part of his work with Happy Dancing Turtle (HDT), a nonprofit organization in Pine River near the heart of Minnesota’s cabin country. That probably deserves an explanation: as HDT’s food and water security coordinator and grounds manager, Chamberlin oversees a two-acre demonstration garden that’s a showcase for sustainable food production methods. Designed in 2006 by permaculture specialists, the garden uses the alley cropping system whereby two-foot tall berms planted with perennials, from fruit trees to medicinal herbs to pollinator favorites, are interspersed with annual vegetable plots. “We talk a lot about …

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