[Cultivating Culture & Olive Oil]
Story by McKaila Ruud
Photography by M. Schleif Photography
This past October, I traveled to Greece as a part of a guided trip with Peter Schultz of Aegean Imports. Peter lives in Moorhead, Minn. and achieved his doctoral degree in Archaeology while studying in Greece. His expertise and local know-how are paramount to the experience of this trip. Aegean Imports is a small trading company based out of Fargo, N.D. They focus on cultivating relationships with sustainable, family-based, farm-to-table producers in southern Europe and Central America. The purpose of this trip to Greece was to connect with Olive Oil producers at Mystra Estates and partake in an environmental tour of the olive grove and the surrounding areas.
Read onward to learn about how a local group from the Fargo-Moorhead area got immersed into the Greek culinary scene, walked ancient ruins, and where you can get your hands on the olive oil mentioned in Stop #2.
[Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity]
Story by Tracy Nicholson
Photography by Dennis Krull, 5foot20 design lounge
With 90 volunteers from around the country and roughly 600 local volunteers, Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity is ready to take on the impossible. With a plan to build three homes...in 10 days, the massive project will run from June 19th to the 29th. In the midst of raising funds and sponsorships for their triple build, we sat down with the Habitat team and all three recipient families to find out how we can help. If you're on the fence about giving or volunteering, we urge you to get to know these families and find out how a fresh start for them can mean a positive impact on our entire community.
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