Author Archives: EMH

About EMH

Forty-something. South Dakotan. Mother to 11-year-old K.L. Wife to Cory. Lutheran pastor. Novice organic gardener. Sustainable living aspirer.

Roots Road Trip: Big Stone Lake

I’ve decided that August is my favorite month.  In South Dakota, August is when the stormy summer weather tends to clear up giving us more sunny days.  Gardens are full, flowers are in bloom, and the prairie is green and … Continue reading

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First Beer Flight Night Coming to Madison

Friday, May 14 7:30 p.m. Mochavino in Madison, SD BeerFlightNight_HR-1

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Madison Coffee Shop Reopening as Coffee/Wine Bar

UPDATE:  Mochavino opens Saturday, March 20 at 100 S Egan Ave in Madison, SD. I’ve been a big fan of third places since I stepped foot in my first coffeehouse about 17 years ago (the sadly defunct Your House for … Continue reading

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Heart & Soul

The Knight Foundation recently released the report of their 2008 Soul of the Community Study to find out just what creates the emotional ties people have to their communities…essentially, what inspires them to root themselves in a particular place. What … Continue reading

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Online Public Participation: Wave of the More Creative, More Democratic Future

I just came across an intriguing idea that the Balitmore Office of Promotion and the Arts has been running for the last six months. In January, they used a Flickr photostream (FREE, by the way), the Baltimore Infill Survey, to … Continue reading

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Ready for Primetime

UPDATE 5/21: Click here for the video! Tune in to the 10:00 news on KSFY tonight for a feature story on Prairie Roots–the blog and the garden!

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2009 Garden Underway

Life has been a little hectic around our house over the past several months…hence the lack of regular Prairie Roots posting. My husband, Cory, was hard at work finishing his second year of a doctoral degree while working as a … Continue reading

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Brookings Benefit for Green

That’s “green” in both the financial and environmental senses. Heidi from Prairie Coteau Farm and Dakota Rural Action emailed recently with news about an Earth Day benefit taking place in Brookings next week: DRA is hosting “An Evening of Green,” … Continue reading

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