First Fridays at B: Past Speakers

 

january 2018: growing together ~ a community garden ministry

Our inaugural First Fridays at B featured a presentation by Jack Wood, Nola Storm and Simeon Bakunda of Growing Together ~ A Community Garden Ministry.  

Growing Together was founded in 2006 as a project of Olivet Lutheran Church. Its mission is to provide a safe space for our New American neighbors to meet new friends while growing food and relationships. In 2017 Growing Together had six garden across the Fargo-Moorhead community, and supported 150 families growing 57,000 pounds of food on 93,000 square feet.

Following the First Fridays program, Jack Wood was honored with a surprise proclamation by Mayor Tim Mahoney declaring January 5 “Jack Wood Day” for his contributions to the Fargo-Moorhead community. [Read the Mayoral Proclamation]


February 2018: prairie Roots food co-op

Our February First Fridays at B featured a presentation by Kaye Kirsch, Abby Gold and Joleen Baker of Prairie Roots Food Co-op. 

Prairie Roots Food Co-op is a grocery store in the Red River Valley that is a one-stop shop for all your natural, organic and local food. Everyone is welcome to shop at the co-op, but owners get special benefits and discounts. 

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march 2018: cultural diversity resources and international potluck fargo

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Our March First Fridays at B featured two presentations: Yoke-sim Guarantee of Cultural Diversity Resources and Peter Schott of International Potluck Fargo. 

Cultural Diversity Resources has served as an intercultural bridge to connect diverse communities in Fargo-Moorhead since 1994. With growing multi-cultural populations, the goal of Cultural Diversity Resources is to inform, educate and assist everyone.

The International Potluck is a group of people interested in connecting with others through shared food and stories.


April 2018: Incubator kitchens and new food businesses

The April edition of First Fridays at B featured presentations by Casey Steele, founder and owner of Square One Rental Kitchen & Events and three food entrepreneurs that have found homes and success operating out of Square One: Jeremiah and Rachel Utecht (Off The Deck Hot Sauce and Flannel Fizz) and Megan Lewis (Milk Made). 

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MAY 2018: HEART-N-SOUL COMMUNITY CAFE

The May edition of First Fridays at B featured a presentation by our friends at Heart-N-Soul Community Cafe and included Leola Dahl (founder), Deb Kluck (volunteer), and Kayla Pridmore (farmer/chef/volunteer). 


SAVE THE DATE: The second season of First Fridays at B resumes this fall! Join us on September 7, October 5, November 2 & December 7 at Theatre B in Moorhead, Minn. Doors + Coffee at 7:30 a.m., program begins at 8 a.m. Stay tuned for speaker announcements!