Community Action Duluth

Community Action Duluth

The ground is broken and the Seeds of Success program is pretty sure their passive-solar winter greenhouse will be up and running before Christmas.

But in the meantime, from the Lincoln Park Farmer's Market, the peak of harvest season and a whole slew of community programs and partnerships, they've got a lot - in addition to vegetables - on their plate.

Aimee Foster from Community Action Duluth talks about their efforts to collect extra and unwanted apples for making Fruit Bits, a transitional employment program that turns otherwise unused apples into healthful and affordable fruit leathers sold at local stores.

We wrap up our Community Week series on Northland Morning leading up to the MCCU Twin Ports Bridge Festival tonight in Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth.  We talk with Xavier Bell, the director of Community Engagement for Community Action Duluth.  A speech that he gave back in 2011 was a touchstone for Shane Bauer to create the Twin Ports Bridge Festival.