October 06, 2010 An energy has been growing in Detroit lately – much of it around growing food. Spaces that were once burned out buildings and lots that nature has taken over are being renewed by individuals who are ready to reclaim their community. In this music video, you will get a glimpse of the […]
Organic farmer Steven Schwen plows a different path through life; one built of a strong connection to the land, without many of the trappings of modern life.
July 22, 2010 Urbandale – considered a food desert – on the east side of Lansing, MI. is creating and growing its first urban farm. The project was started by 2 MSU professors. With the help of residents and nearby community, it is taking shape and growing. Go to original post.
At the heart of this assessment is a stark warning. Human activity is putting such strain on the natural functions of Earth that the ability of the planet’s ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted. —2005 Millennium Ecosystem Assessment To Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International, one of the […]
April 09, 2010 Do you remember scavenger hunts? It’s a popular party activity where participants get a list of tasks or items that need to be done or collected and a winner is determined after all is completed. Food Alliance, a nonprofit organization that provides third-party certification to address safe and fair working conditions, humane […]
March 23, 2010 Do you have a yard that would be perfect for growing food, but have 1. no interest 2. too much for you to handle 3. don’t know where to start? Well, it’s time to connect up over at Hyperlocavore – an online site to bring people together who yardshare in order to […]
March 21, 2010 Building a local food economy has been a focus of several CUpS interviews, and examples shown through stories of artisans, farmers, and businesses doing just that. It was heartening to read Barry Estabrook‘s review of a recently published book by farmer Ben Hewitt, The Town that Food Saved: How One Community Found […]
January 31, 2010 Good news for the Wallace Center in Little Rock, AR. They have been awarded a $900,000 grant by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to help run the Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center (HUFED). “The purpose of the HUFED Center grant program is to establish and support a Healthy […]
January 17, 2010 In neighborhoods where it has been hard to find fresh produce, a new organization, La Mesa Verde, helps put raised-bed vegetable gardens within reach – just outside their backdoor. “Nobody was going into the homes,” said Raul Lozano, 55, the son of farm workers, whose passion for gardening inspired him to form […]
January 8, 2010 Due to dwindling numbers, a ban on catching red snapper along the coast of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas was enacted January 4, 2010. The new law has a ripple effect for many in the Southeast region. Some are seeking new regulation – to take into consideration the economic impact on a […]