Reviews & Press
“Joan Mathison, from Adventures with a Locavore, has done fascinating research into the fabulous world of Saint Paul in the teens and twenties, including many of the important sites that shaped native son F. Scott Fitzgerald and his literature. Joan is a passionate and engaging presenter and tour leader, with a deep knowledge of her subject. I look forward to her presenting again to our organization.”
Stu Wilson, President, Fitzgerald in Saint Paul
INNOVATION + JOB NEWS
ADVENTURES WITH A LOCAVORE OFFERS FITZGERALD ART DECO WALKING TOUR
“The important thing I learned from that research was how critical collaboration is to innovation,” says Mathison. “The young writers that gathered in the back room of the avant garde Kilmarnock Bookstore to talk about their work and books…did the best work of their careers during those years in the early 1920s.”
“The Kilmarnock inspired Mathison to connect with the just-as-vibrant community of artists and makers who live and work in downtown Saint Paul. Mathison produced a “Meet the Makers” guide highlighting some of the downtown’s top creatives, every tour goer gets a complimentary copy.”
Brian Martucci, Innovation Editor
EVALUATION COMMENTS FROM COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASS
Class: In Search of Local Food in Winter
What did you like about the course and/or instructor?
- So much wonderful info not available elsewhere. Chef Sean (the Sioux Chef) and Susan (Mademoiselle Miel) were a nice addition. Excellent location in the Pioneer Endicott building. Handouts were great to take home.
What recommendations do you have for improving the class?
- More people should attend—valuable info!
- Nothing! Very good as is!
Would you recommend this class to a friend?
- Absolutely! Important and interesting.
- Yes, Relevant and valuable.