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New City Neighbor makes farming an empowering youth program

by (GRTV)

Submitted 08-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

Arriving at the New City Neighbor Farm and Cafe is an experience in itself. Once you leave your car you are welcomed by the smells of good food and a beautiful fully equipped farm. You walk into the cafe and are greeted by a middle school aged host...

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Kids' Food Basket announces "Feeding Our Future" campaign

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-07-2017 under NEWS

Kids’ Food Basket announced their new $6 million campaign, "Feeding Our Future" at the future site of their new headquarters on an old Grand Rapids' farm at a ceremony this morning at 1919 Leonard St. NE. Bridget Clark Whitney,...

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West Michigan Growers Group partners with Downtown Market, MSU Extension to host 2017 Growers Fare: CSA Open House

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

The 2017 Growers Fare: CSA Open House, an event for the West Michigan community interested in connecting with and supporting farmers growing and selling local food, is coming to the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. In partnership with the West Michigan...

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Urban Roots growing from farm to community

by (Urban Roots)

Submitted 10-25-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Jamie walked up one day and asked how much the cut flowers were. Given that we weren’t selling many of them that day, and that Jamie was a regular passer-by, I told him free for him today. “No, I couldn’t do that to you guys,...

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Land, labor, capital: Looking at root causes of our diseased food system

by (Lance Kraai)

Submitted 02-09-2016 under OPINION

I’m convinced that the ideology of capitalism is the ultimate root cause of the dysfunction of our diseased food system. Addressing food system work without this acknowledgement will only lead to shallow short term solutions. Capitalism has...

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Urban agriculture and placemaking: Toward building resiliency

by (levigardner1)

Submitted 11-17-2015 under OPINION

 I have been in counseling for the majority of my adult life. I nearly always balked at the seemingly outrageous cost of this endeavor, questioning whether or not it was worth the large amount of money for what sometimes felt like limited...

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Urban Roots to host open house

by (Urban Roots)

Submitted 08-11-2015 under NEWS

Drive through nearly any major metropolitan city in 2015, and you will quickly discover abounding hints of urban agriculture sweeping across the concrete jungle. Hoophouses, beehives, edible landscapes, urban orchards and rooftop gardens are...

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No, Organic Foods Aren't the Bee's Knees.

by (Trevor Ditmar)

Submitted 08-03-2015 under OPINION

Unveiled in the fall of 2002, organic certification in the US could be considered a wild success. Organic foods are now available in around 20,000 health food stores across the country and about 75% of all grocery stories. Conventional foods are...

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Prices on locally grown organic food reveal hard truth

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 07-31-2015 under NEWS

Nourish Organic Market is conveniently located mere blocks away from where I live, so when I needed some potatoes and a tomato to make dinner one evening, I just took a walk. I picked out my items—not paying attention to their prices because I...

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New community garden available for residents in Garfield Parks Neighborhood

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-12-2015 under NEWS

Garfield Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA) is working with several Community Partners on a new community garden at 1712 Madison Ave SE. They hope to contribute to community transformation, neighborhood revitalization and ecological...

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