IATP's Annual Open House and Fundraiser

2018 open house

September 20th, 2018 at 5:30pm CDT

RSVP today!

IATP office
2105 First Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Join us at our offices in the historic Carolyn Crosby Mansion for food, prizes and good conversation, and help us raise money to build a better food system! We’re pleased to welcome Mark Seeley, Minnesota’s most famous weatherman, as our guest to discuss his role in IATP’s Rural Climate Dialogues and how we can work together to combat climate change. 

Enjoy light appetizers from Gandhi Mahal, desserts from Common Roots Catering and beverages plus live music from Adam Kiesling as we engage in conversation in our historic home office. All are welcome to this free event, but space is limited, so please RSVP by Tuesday, September 18. IATP’s continued work is possible because of your financial commitment and support—thank you for all you do. 


Mark Seeley is a 40-year veteran University of Minnesota extension climatologist/meteorologist, coordinating weather and climate educational programs with the National Weather Service, the Minnesota State Climatology Office, and various state agencies. He is also active in the NOAA Climate Literacy Program. He has served as a weekly commentator on Minnesota Public Radio's Morning Edition news program since 1992. He also writes the weekly newsletter "Minnesota WeatherTalk" and helps produce a weekly science podcast for public radio called "Jet Streaming" and occasionally contributes to the Minnesota Public Radio daily weather blog "Updraft."

Gandhi Mahal is a full-spice, Bangladeshi/Indian restaurant in Minneapolis whose mission is to provide high quality, healthy, locally sourced food that promotes a peaceful mind and experience in a soothing environment.

Common Roots Catering and Cafe aim to create food with local character that supports local and sustainable farmers, the local economy and operates in an environmentally responsible way.

Adam Kiesling is a St. Paul-based musician who currently plays with Pert Near Sandstone, the Town Hall Stompers, Pig's Eye Landing and The Tune Jerks, among others.

Parking and transportation

Street parking available in the neighborhood along with limited spots in IATP's parking lot. If you're interested in coming to this event via bus or bike, please know that we are conveniently located within a few blocks of several Metro Transit buses (Routes 2, 11, 17 and 18).

Questions? Contact Lacey Carlson, lcarlson[at]iatp.org.