Welcome to November

Free Advanced Screening of Slumberland

“Snuggle up and put on your PJs to enter the world of Slumberland from the comfort of your own home with an advanced screening of Netflix’s SLUMBERLAND on November 9. Fill out this Google Form to get a link to the virtual screening!”


RELEASE DATE: November 18

SYNOPSIS: Slumberland takes audiences to a magical new place, a dreamworld where precocious Nemo (Marlow Barkley) and her eccentric companion Flip (Jason Momoa) embark on the adventure of a lifetime. After her father Peter (Kyle Chandler) is unexpectedly lost at sea, young Nemo’s idyllic Pacific Northwest existence is completely upended when she is sent to live in the city with her well-meaning but deeply awkward uncle Phillip (Chris O’Dowd). Her new school and new routine are challenging by day but at night, a secret map to the fantastical world of Slumberland connects Nemo to Flip, a rough-around-the-edges but lovable outlaw who quickly becomes her partner and guide. She and Flip soon find themselves on an incredible journey traversing dreams and fleeing nightmares, where Nemo begins to hope that she will be reunited with her father once again.

Slumberland is directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire & Mockingjay), written by David Guion and Michael Handelman (Night at the Museum; Secret of the Tomb) and produced by Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, David Ready and Francis Lawrence. The film also stars Weruche Opia, India De Beaufort, and Humberly Gonzalez.

Baked Goods Using Kernza

One of our favorite bakers is creating new items in the kitchen. Michele from DoughP Creations is now creating goodies using Kernza.

She is working with Carmen Fernholz, the first to grow Kernza in MN, and has also partnered with the U of MN for various testing of the product.

Kernza® grain is harvested from intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium). This (cousin) of annual wheat has been grown throughout the USA to provide fodder for livestock. Now intermediate wheatgrass is being domesticated as a grain for human food.

Intermediate wheatgrass can be grown as a “multi-functional” crop, yielding various commodities as well as ecosystem services.

Kernza was in the sourdough wheat bread and the maple bars we tried from her and we loved it. The maple bars were our favorite.

Kernza products are available on her site


More information about Kernza can be found at


EmpowerUSis Was a Success

We want to thank all of our attendees, sponsors and partners who helped make EmpowerUSis a success. It was an amazing day. We look forward to future events. Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to continue to get great information sent to your inbox.

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