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Lansing’s First Urban Farm

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.


Carlo Petrini: Creating A Sustainable Community: Part 4 (video)

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 […]

Food Alliance Scavenger Hunt

Where’s Food Alliance? Scavenger Hunt

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 […]

Kickstart Hyperlocavore

Kickstart Hyperlocavore: a Free Yard Sharing Community

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 […]

The Town that Food Saved

The Town that Food Saved: At Last, A Thoughtful Look at Local Food Systems

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 […]