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Southeast Area Farmers' hosts Greens Cook-off and Green Tomato Festival

by (OKT)

Submitted 10-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Southeast Area Farmers' Market is gearing up for its annual Greens Cook-off and Green Tomato Festival, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the LINC parking lot on Madison Ave., just north of Hall St. SE. Everyone is invited to enter...

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Our Kitchen Table awarded $75,000 grant to address child lead exposure through gardening

by (OKT)

Submitted 10-04-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) awarded Our Kitchen Table (OKT) a 2018 Child Lead Exposure Elimination Innovation Grant in the amount of $75,000.00. OKT is leveraging the funding to reduce the likelihood of lead...

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Workshop combines "Practicing Inclusivity" principles, conscious relaxation

by (OKT)

Submitted 02-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

As part of its Women of Color Convening series, Our Kitchen Table offers “Setting Intention for Inclusivity,” 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 16, 23 and 30. OKT staff member, Stelle Slootmaker, a trained Yoga Nidra facilitator, will lead the...

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Amazing Women of Color to lead OKT events

by (OKT)

Submitted 05-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

As part of its Women of Color strategy, Our Kitchen Table is bringing some amazing women to Grand Rapids to educate and inspire.  May 12: Detroit food justice and media activist, Lottie V. Spady will facilitate OKT's Women of Color Cook,...

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Do you want to grow your own food?

by (OKT)

Submitted 03-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

Do you want to grow your own food? Our Kitchen Table (OKT) is currently recruiting residents of in the Baxter, SECA/Southtown, Eastown and Garfield Park neighborhoods who would like to grow their own healthy food at their residences, whether they...

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OKT offers free Food Justice class

by (OKT)

Submitted 11-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

Our Kitchen Table is offering a free, four-week class series, The Food Justice Movement: Moving Forward on Saturday mornings, 10  a.m. to 12 p.m. starting Nov. 14 at Garfield Park Lodge, 334 Burton St. SE 49507. This updated series...

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Our Kitchen Table works to empower and support Southeast residents

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 07-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Focusing on the Southeast area of Grand Rapids, the organization Our Kitchen Table (OKT) is actively empowering community members to reexamine their food system and giving them the tools to improve their health and environment. Lisa Oliver King,...

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Local market creates access to fresh food in urban neighborhood

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 07-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Blending groceries with a cause, the Southeast Area Farmer’s Market brings together local vendors and produce to help make natural food more accessible to the area. Located at Garfield Park (2111 Madison SE) on Fridays and the Gerald R. Ford...

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Our Kitchen Table Food Justice Primer

by (OKT)

Submitted 05-04-2015 under

Explore our current food system, food justice principles and how we can practice food justice in Grand Rapids. Our Kitchen Table is a non-profit, grassroots community activist organization working for environmental justice and food...

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4th annual Women and Environment Symposium explores environmental justice issues, solutions

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-23-2015 under NEWS

The Women and Environment Symposium hosted by  the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) and Grand Valley State University aspires to educate, to inspire and to motivate participants to act. This year’s theme centered...

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