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Lettuce revolutionaries fight food waste and feed families

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-07-2019 under NONPROFITS

Here at Feeding America West Michigan, we believe everyone should have access to fresh, local produce – including our food insecure neighbors. Revolution Farms takes this belief to heart by choosing to donate 1 percent of its hydroponically...

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OKT to host Aug. 12 event, "Let's talk Food Security & Sovereignty" with special guest Mike Cohen

by (OKT)

Submitted 08-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

Join Our Kitchen Table at a potluck and discussion this Wednesday, August 12, at the Garfield Park Lodge (334 Burton SE 49507) at 6:30 to talk about food security and sovereignty. Farmer and ecologist Mark Cohen, an organic certifier and ...

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Local food pantries rub elbows with supercenter execs

by (Carol Shirey)

Submitted 06-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

What do people struggling with food insecurity in Grand Rapids have in common with professional athletes? On the face of it, finding any connection between these differing groups might seem impossible. But a local retailer with hundreds of...

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Free five week food justice class starts November 15

by (OKT)

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Food Politics and the Food Justice Movement: Moving Forward, 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays Nov. 15, 22, Dec. 6, 13 & 20 at Garfield Park Lodge, 334 Burton St. SE  Whether you are a professional actively involved in local...

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Diverse food cultures intersect at Downtown Market

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 07-29-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Urban markets were once central components of the urban food system in American cities. The density of cities lended to their growth and prominence. Generations of farmers brought their goods to these centralized, local food hubs to be bought by...

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Well House community garden to give access to fresh produce in food desert

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 08-27-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Well House hopes to improve access to fresh, healthy food in the north end of the South East Community Assocation (SECA) neighborhood by creating a community garden for residents to grow and harvest vegetables. SECA is one of several food deserts in...

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Baxter Greenhouse Initiative: Growing more than greens

by (sara)

Submitted 04-22-2012 under NEWS

In 2009, the Baxter neighborhood was declared a “food desert” by the Health Department for having no nearby sources of fresh food or produce. In response, the Baxter Community Center began the Greenhouse Initiative as part of its 40th...

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South East Area Farmer's Market gets a new home

by (scott warren)

Submitted 06-22-2010 under OPINION

Summer is here and that means many of us in the City of Grand Rapids are enjoying one of our favorite pastimes; visiting our local farmer's market. The local farmer's market can be an invaluable asset to the community. It is no secret that urban...

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