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WELCOME to Mankato Fair Trade

 Mankato, the FIRST Fair Trade Town in Minnesota  (2011), is 83 miles south-west of the Twin Cities.  To read Mankato's Fair Trade journey, click here.

April Events

 Earth Day 2021


 If you were not able to attend, or even if you were and you would like to view a video of the discussion, CLICK HERE.  

If you are interested in the many resources that are available, you can access them on our website HERE.  You will find a large list of resources in the blue box on the right hand side of this page.  
Also - don't miss our next Outdoor Ministry opportunity.  "Planetary Health - Co-Creating a Better Future for All" will be held on April 22 from 7 - 8:30 p.m.  What do COVID-19, structural racism, and the devastating wildfires in the western United States have in common? They are all symptoms of a planet in multi-system failure. In this presentation with Teddie M. Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, you will learn about the human health consequences of the human caused disruptions of Earth's natural systems. You will also learn that it is not too late for all of us to work together to co-create a healthier future. 
To register for this only event, CLICK HERE. 


Family Farm

Have You Registered Yet for the First Ever Family Farm BYOB(reakfast)?


CLICK HERE and join us on Thursday, April 15, from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., to hear from Land Stewardship Project members about the need for state policy that supports small and mid-size farms and vibrant rural communities. This is also a great opportunity to connect with others in your community. The morning will include inspiring speakers, music, breakout groups, and plenty of screenshots, so come ready to listen, learn, share, and get fired up for the work to come!


We will also share with you ways you can be a part of this critical work. As we enter into the Minnesota state legislative session's "home stretch" where bills are moving fast, your voice is more needed and more powerful than ever!



 While we aren't able to connect you with delicious local food as we have in past Family Farm Breakfasts, we want to use this event to support those who don't always have access to fresh and locally grown food. We are asking you to make a donation — to the best of your ability — as part of your registration; that money will support Shared Ground Farmers' Cooperative's Food for the People Program. They are raising funds to provide 100 CSA shares to our BIPOC and working class community members while paying farmers a living wage. 

Learn more about the program here



Fashion Revolution 2021Thursday, April 22, 6:30-8:30 PM:
“Made in Bangladesh” Screening




In recognition of Fashion Revolution Week 2021, please join Dominican University, Chicago Fair Trade, and the Apparel Industry Board, Inc. for a Zoom screening of the film Made in Bangladesh. This 2019 release, directed by Rubaiyat Hossain, is based on the life of Daliya Akter, a garment worker who escaped child marriage and went on to lead a trade union in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka.

The screening will be followed by Q and A wIth Jackie Corlett, founder of CFT business member Motif Handmade, connecting sustainable designers with fair trade, handmade fabrics and ethical small-batch production from Bangladesh. Jackie has partnered with artisans in Bangladesh since 1989. This event is made possible by the generous support of Dominican University.

Register to attend here..