First Fridays at B: March Announcements

Our third First Fridays at B featured Yoke-Sim Gunaratne of Cultural Diversity Resources and Peter Schott of the International Potluck. Missed the event? Check out the video!

We had a ton of great announcements about upcoming community events and opportunities. Check out the list: 

Jeffrey Miller - Cass County Soil Conservation District
The Cass County Soil Conservation District has partnered with the United Prairie Foundation to create the Prairie Plant. Using all native grass and forb species, the Prairie Planter offers a tallgrass prairie in a pot. The planter provides the beauty of the prairie on your doorstep as well as a habitat for pollinators.
Completed order forms can be sent to For more information, contact Cass County Soil Conservation District 701-282-2157 Ext 3

Mary Jane Johnson -  FM Sustainability Network
FM Sustainability Network to host a meet-up Monday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m., at Front Street Taproom. Paul Jensen with present on opportunities for funding NOx reducing technologies made possible by the North Dakota Department of Health, Air Quality Division.
RSVP to event on Facebook and join the mailing list by sending a message to

Janice Tweet - GleaND
GleaND is a gleaning network that was developed out of a blueprint from Cass Clay Food Partners. This year, we will be working with a few local growers to capture excess produce to donate to local food pantries. There will be many volunteer opportunities during this growing season, and we will have more information as the program continues to develop.
Want more information? Contact Janice via email at

Bukola Bakare - Portable Vegetable Garden
The portable garden project promotes healthy food for families. The project is a self-managed/self-directed sustainable agriculture and food logistics model. It will help build nutritional awareness and education.  It is a home gardening awareness, healthy food choices, and vibrant community project. Children are able to learn where the different types of food they eat come from and how to grow them.
To learn more + get involved, follow the recently created Facebook page for updates.

Mindy Grant de Herrera - Probstfield Organic Community Garden
Sign-up date for the Probstfield Organic Community Garden are April 8-9.
Learn more about garden plots and RSVP to the Facebook event. 

Mindy Grant de Herrera - FAARMS
FARRMS will be hosting a series of training events on March 27th and April 7th.
Get more information on upcoming events

Caroline Mcguire - Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society
The Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society is exploring possibilities of adding an edible orchard to the grounds in North Fargo. Over the next few months, NPBGS is looking for individuals to assist with planning and implementing the garden.
If you or your affiliated group have an interest in local food production, food/plant education, landscaping or gardening, join the conversation on Facebook.

Leola Dahl - Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe
Join Heart-n-Soul for a delicious supper at Cass Public Health on Monday, March 19 from 5-7 p.m. Supper will be prepared by Chef Chris Olson. Pay-what-you-can-afford pricing. All ages are welcome.
Get more details and RSVP on Facebook

Jack Wood - Growing Together - A Community Garden Ministry
Join Growing Together on March 15 to sign-up and learn more about the community gardens. Event will be held at Olivet Lutheran Church (1330 University Drive in Fargo). Arrive at 5 p.m., meal at 5:30 p.m. and event at 6:30 p.m. 
Contact Jack with any questions:

Abby Gold - North Dakota State University Department of Public Health 
NDSU Public Health to host “Health Equity and Social Justice: Bridging the Gap summit” on April 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NDSU Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center. 
Watch Facebook for more details + sign-up info 

Joleen Baker - Prairie Roots Food Co-op
March 6th and 19th at 8:15 p.m. - Prairie Roots Board Meeting (open to members)
March 7th (all day) - Owner Appreciation Day (10% off owner purchases)
March 16th at 7 p.m. - Pairing Food & Cheese Class with Milk Made Catering
Stay connected to all of the member specials + upcoming events by connecting with Prairie Roots on Facebook

Want to submit an announcement for our next First Fridays at B on Friday, April 6? Read the guidelines then submit an announcement here.