Growing in the Twin Cities with Backyard Harvest

Building a sustainable (and delicious) urban food system – one yard at a time

Shop for a Good Cause April 8, 2010

Filed under: Events — leaberg @ 2:30 pm

Mark your calendar!

On Wednesday, April 21st from 5 to 8pm, the Ten Thousand Villages in St. Paul (867 Grand Ave) will donate 20% of sales to Backyard Harvest.

Your donations help Backyard Harvest to:

  • Facilitate creative, food- and ag-centered community building
  • Offer low-cost backyard farming services to everyone in our communities
  • Turn talented, aspiring urban agrarians into successful entrepreneurs
  • Strengthen the Twin Cities local foods infrastructure – one yard at a time – by turning lawns into nourishing and healthy landscapes

Ten Thousand Villages, located on 867 Grand Avenue in St. Paul, has been in the Twin Cities for 28 years, and is a nonprofit fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. Featuring products from 131 artisan groups in some 38 developing countries, it is part of a network of 156 retail outlets throughout the United States that sell Ten Thousand Villages products.

As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating long-term trading relationships with skilled artisans who are under- or unemployed and lack other opportunities for earning a sustainable income. Through this relationship, artisans can receive a fair price for their work, and consumers gain access to distinctive handcrafted items. A founding member of World Fair Trade Organization, Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.

To find out more about Ten Thousand Villages in St. Paul call 651-225-1043 or contact them through email:


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