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Birchwood BOOST!

An important announcement regarding our BOOST program:

Thanks to you, the Birchwood BOOST program has raised almost $70,000 for our community.  It’s been an incredible two years, and we are now transitioning to a different, more flexible way of partnering with our community.  Before we do — we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of this program — whether you donated, attended an event, or engaged with one of our partners in a deeper way.  

We are immensely grateful to have worked with Climate Generation, Right to Know, Urban Roots, Land Stewardship Project, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, Standing Rock, Women’s Environmental Institute, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, MN350, Midwest Food Connection, Voices for Racial Justice and Eureka Recycling.  Collectively, these organizations are incredible forces in shaping economic + social justice, health and climate issues here in the Twin Cities and beyond.  We can’t wait to see what you each continue to do.

We are  excited to continue providing Good Real Food, and collaborating on events, workshops and community meals that connect people to where their food comes from, and why that’s important.  Consider this an open invitation to work with us on being the change our world so desperately needs.  We look forward to seeing you at Crop Mobs, our continued local foods events, and hearing your ideas for how else we can bring food consciousness to our community.

With love and gratitude,

The Birchwood Cafe

Past Partners

We had the opportunity to collaborate with some amazing nonprofits from 2016–2018. Thanks to you, we've been able to BOOST their missions and we hope that you'll help us continue to support positive, lasting change to build a better food system.

Climate Generation

A local nonprofit that works to educate and empower people to engage in solutions to climate change, with a unique focus on engaging youth. We love their efforts to address climate change from diverse angles, including climate literacy and climate justice: areas where climate activism and social justice intersect.

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Right to Know

Right to Know's mission is to advance the mandatory labeling of foods produced with genetic engineering (GMOs) in Minnesota. Since 2011, Right to Know has led a coalition of farmers, citizens, and health advocates to secure our right to label GMOs because they believe (like we do!) that knowing whats in the food we eat is a basic right.

Urban Roots

Urban Roots works to build vibrant and healthy communities through food, conservation, and youth development. Since 1996, they've cultivated youth leaders and improved urban food systems through gardening, cooking, and entrepreneurship programs.

Land Stewardship Project

Land Stewardship Project is working to create a sustainable food system by supporting new farmers, building soil health, promoting policy reform and developing community based food systems. Find out how you can get more involved at one of our BOOST events.

Neighborhoods Organizing for Change

(NOC) is a grassroots, member-led organization fighting for racial and economic justice across the Twin Cities. NOC works on a variety of issues, including environmental justice, education, workers rights and police accountability.

Women's Environmental Institute

Women's Environmental Institute is dedicated to environmental, agricultural & food justice, especially for women, children and economically challenged communities. Learn how you can get involved!

MNIPL + MN350

Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light and MN350 are building the climate justice movement. Whether you are part of a faith community or simply value a sustainable society, there are plenty of ways to take action on the environment.

                

Midwest Food Connection

Midwest Food Connection (MFC) empowers children to make healthy decisions around food. MFC brings real food into classrooms, providing a chance for kids to share stories, plant seeds, cook across cultures, and taste delicious recipes. This fun and approachable way for children to understand where food comes from and how it impacts our bodies, our communities and our earth is a vital part of early childhood education.

Voices for Racial Justice

Voices for Racial Justice believes in cultivating the soil for strong, community-led racial justice organizing to thrive. They offer spaces for learning, sharing, and community-building that support healing from the trauma of racism and the organizing to end it. Their tools and strategies are grounded in communities and culture. 

Eureka Recycling

Eureka is a nonprofit social enterprise in the Twin Cities, and Minnesota’s leading expert in zero waste. Focused on changing systems that perpetuate waste, Eureka’s programs and demonstrations highlight Zero Waste as a strategy that addresses climate change, local economic development, and justice.