Minnesota EcoMoms-Chapter of the EcoMom Alliance

EcoMom Farm Field Trip with the St. Paul EcoMoms-the EcoPaulitans!
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Host: Jose Brizard/Ecopaulitans
Location: Cedar Summit Dairy Farm
2580 Drexel Ave, New Prague, MN 56071 US
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When: Tuesday, August 26, 10:00AM
Phone: Jose 651.695.1855
Please join us for a tour of the now certified organic Cedar Summit Farm. You may have already tasted their delicious milk and other dairy products from grass fed cows. We will tour the farm and the plant where they process cheese and ice cream, we might be able to see other farm animals such as chickens. The tour takes about one hour and is completed with an ice cream cone. For more information on the farm and a map, please visit their website. http://www.cedarsummit.com It takes about 50 minutes to get there from St. Paul.Tour is $7.50 per adult and $5.00 per child. Please RSVP.

DICAMBA is a carcinogen and it is sprayed by ChemLawn where children learn and play & “drifts” in a 3 mile radius
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Maybe if city and school officials read the research now flowing out of the Red River Valley and the University of Minnesota on the adverse health risks between children and pesticide exposure. Also cited are links to brain diseases and alzheimers

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in those exposed to pesticides. We should never be using these hazardous chemicals were developing brains and bodies learn and play.


An EcoFriend had an ant problem recently. Her room mate was ready to call the Terminix company (one of the worst enviro offenders). She asked me if I knew of a natural remedy. There are many and the best one is keep your kitchen clean and limit food eating to only the kitchen. If you find yourself at a store in the toxic chemical isle contemplating the easy route out of whatever is “pesting” your home or yard…check this website out first. I typed in DICAMBA the main ingredient in ChemLawns/TruGreens toxic lawn cocktail. This is a huge list of diseases and disorders linked with just this one toxic chemical. Yikes!


EcoMom T’s Are In!
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I am meeting with the EcoMom (TM) Alliance, founder and CEO of the EcoMom (TM) Alliance, Kimberly Danek Pinkson and Community Leader Coordinator, Liz Held on June 20th in San Francisco.

I am excited to come back with fresh EcoMom ideas and direction for taking this movement in Minneapolis to the next level. Join the EcoMoms, its FREE and inspirational. Get an EcoMom organic cotton, fairly traded, T and help the earth too!
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EcoMoms and EcoKids Backyard TeePee play and Star Tribune Photo Shoot
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Come over and play tomorrow morning and maybe see you or your child’s mug in the Minneapolis Star Tribine newspaper in a few weeks. Last night Mary Jane Smetanka joined our EcoMoms discussion of Louv’s book. We sort of started off there and jumped to broader topics like how to bring in nature to our every day lives, schools, and community.

Come on over for playdate at 9:45 and stay as long as you wish. juliemcjones@gmail.com for directions

TONIGHT 7PM-Wine and The Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv book discussion
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5813 West 61st Street Edina 55436-RSVP juliemcjones@gmail.com.

Join the EcoCivic Leaders, EcoParents, EcoGrandmas, EcoAunties, and EcoMoms for a lively discussion over wine of the provocative book, The Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. All are welcome. June 11, 7-10. Email for directions:juiemcjones@gmail.com

An Overview of Last Child in the Woods

In this influential work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation—he calls it nature-deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression.

Last Child in the Woods is the first book to bring together a new and growing body of research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. More than just raising an alarm, Louv offers practical solutions and simple ways to heal the broken bond—and many are right in our own backyard.

This new edition reflects the enormous changes that have taken place since the book was originally published. It includes:

  • 100 actions you can take to create change in your community, school, and family.
  • 35 discussion points to inspire people of all ages to talk about the importance of nature in their lives.
  • A new progress report by the author about the growing Leave No Child Inside movement.
  • New and updated research confirming that direct exposure to nature is essential for the physical and emotional health of children and adults

Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder has spurred a national dialogue among educators, health professionals, parents, developers and conservationists. This is a book that will change the way you think about your future and the future of your children.

Bookcover - Last Child in the Woods

This Saturday Sustain Your Self, Sustain Your Home-Nature Walk and Compost Party!

Nature Hike & Compost Party!

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SATURDAY, MAY 24Nature walk/hike of Bredesen Woods and an educational Compost Party!

Join us before the meeting to Sustain Your Self with a nature hike in the woods of Bredesen Park (you can meet us at the bathrooms in the Olinger Boulevard parking lot at 9:15) or walk from my house at 9:00, then (optional) to come back for coffee and the compost party 10:30-11:30. Learn about the various ways to eliminate your “green waste” from the collective waste stream while feeding your garden with ‘gardner’s gold.'”

This picture looks like a Scarlett O’Hara maybe 1 year later from the time she fell to her knees and cried out to the heavens, “As God is my witness, I’ll never go hungry again!”

She is pleasantly reflective about her abundant crops. May my garden do as well.


Up Next…Wednesday, June 11 at 7:00pm. Book discussion of the Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv and the topic of “nature deficit disorder.” At an EcoMoms house.

Bring a friend.

RSVP juliemcjones@gmail.com or show up

Backyard TeePee
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Recycle, Reuse, ReThink, ROT and so…we cut down our ugly and scragly 30 foot arborvitae gone wrong, and recycled the branches for a free and natural version of the “clubhouse” the kids have been wanting.  The TeePee has been a big hit.