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All about our CSA: A free informational meeting about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Start Date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm
End Date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:30pm
Location: North Branch Library Community Room, 6355 379th St, North Branch, MN
Description: Join WEI's farm manager, Jacque, for a discussion about our certified-organic vegetable farm and Community Supported Agriculture program. 
Women's Environmental Institute is a non-profit organization in North Branch working for social and economic change through food, farm, and environmental justice. 
For more information: Call 651.583.0705 or email wei@w-e-i.org

Volunteer Spring Cleaning at WEI

Start Date: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:00am
End Date: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 4:00pm

After a LONG winter, it's time to open all the doors and windows and give our retreat center a good spring cleaning. Join us for a spring day of sprucing, sweeping, fixing, and maybe even painting. We'll provide a delicious lunch for our worker bees as well as a tour of our farm. 

Income from our retreat rentals supports our mission of social and economic change through food, farm, and environmental justice. Help us keep Women's Environmental Institute at Amador Hill Farm and Orchard a beautiful retreat space!

email wei@w-e-i.org to RSVP


Become a CSA Shareholder: receive fresh, organically certified  produce delivered weekly to a drop site close to you:  18 weeks starting in June through October. Help support WEI's mission and bring nutritional health to your family and friends. What we grow.  What you get.   


Learn about CSAs

Find out where you can pick-up your CSA  

Review 2013 CSA NEWSLETTERS (sent weekly with each CSA box)

Mill City Farmers Market

Start Date: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 8:00am
End Date: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 1:00pm

Find us rain or shine on the Chicago Mall between the Guthrie Theatre and spoonriver restaurant, and in the historic train shed of the Mill City Museum. The Market overlooks a beautiful sunrise on the Stone Arch Bridge crossing the “mighty” Mississippi River. Enjoy a beautiful outdoor shopping experience enhanced by local, sustainable and organic farmers and artisans. Don’t forget your shopping list!


Saturdays, May 10th through September 27th
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturdays, October 4th through October 25th
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

RITE of Spring

Start Date: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 9:00am
End Date: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 12:00pm

Join WEI at the 8th Annual RITE (Really In to the Earth) of Spring event will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 between 9:00 a.m. and Noon at the Mahtomedi School District Education Center located at 1520 Mahtomedi Avenue. This is a free earth day event that features sustainable organizations and displays from throughout the metro area. Also, there will be various sustainability hands-on workshops.

The event will feature information stations from the City of Mahtomedi, Washington County, White Bear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Waste Management, Alliance for Sustainability, local bike clubs and biking resources, and many, many other organizations.

New this year will be an introduction to growing your own herbs, along with cooking demos featuring delicious ways to use your home grown herbs. Or learn how to make a reusable bag from a common t-shirt. And back by popular demand is the free make and take non-toxic cleaner workshop.

This year’s special feature will be free electronics recycling, battery and holiday lights drop off, along with inexpensive compost bins available for pick-up.


Public Health Local Hero Award Ceremony

Start Date: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:00am
End Date: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:00pm

On April 10th, The 24th Street Coalition received the Public Health Local Hero Award from the City of Minneapolis for creating the 24th Street Community Urban Farm (Mashkiikii Gitigan) in the Phillips Neighborhood of Minneapolis. Women's Environmental Institute is one of the founding coalition members for this project and we are so grateful to be involved with such an inspiring group of people!

Spring Open House

Start Date: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 1:00pm
End Date: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 4:00pm
Location: Our farm: Amador Hill Farm & Orchard, 15715 River Road, North Branch, MN 55056
Description: Join us for our Spring Open House where you can learn about the Women's Environmental Institute, a non-profit organization in North Branch working for social and economic change through food, farm and environmental justice.  We'll have tours of our certified-organic vegetable farm, a photography exhibit, miniature pony rides, and more!
For more information: Call 651.583.0705 or email wei@w-e-i.org

Organic Farm School 2014

Start Date: 
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 6:00pm
End Date: 
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 6:00pm


June 16th - August 11th

Location: TBD

The Women's Environmental Institute is pleased to announce registration is open for the 2014 Organic Farm School. Organic Farm School is a unique ten-week educational summer program composed of lectures, related readings, hands-on workshops and field trips related to sustainable agriculture, food justice and today’s local food movement, bringing urban farming and small rural farms together.

The Women’s Environmental Institute is a nonprofit organization with a rural campus in North Branch, MN.  Our mission is to promote environmental justice and sustainable agriculture.  Organic Farm School began in 2006 to educate and inform the public on organic food and farming and to support the expansion of organic gardening and farming in Minnesota. This year’s lectures are listed below:


Join us this week (March 24th - 28th) as we try to reach our spring membership goal of 70 new members!  If we reach our goal, we will randomly choose one of our new members to receive a free 2014 CSA share - a value of $585.  Join now and show your support for the Women's Environmental Institute!

BECOME A WEI (NEW or RENEWED) MEMBER WEI is a  membership-driven organization. We are holding our spring membership drive to help bring in more supporting  members and offer you as members more opportunities to participate in WEI events, planning meetings, and happenings.  In addition, WEI offers many optional benefits to members as well as the knowledge that your membership keeps us connected and keeps WEI going.  Check out our Membership Perks for more information.  Encourage yourself and your friends to find a place with WEI. 

Seed: Student.............................................$25.00

Sprout: Individual........................................$50.00

Seedling: Double (you and a friend)...............$75.00

Partner Organization Membership.................$150.00

Patron Member............................................$500.00

Benefactor Member.....................................$1,000.00