Our Kitchen Table

Enter your dish to win at the Greens Cook-off and Fried Green Tomato Festival

by (OKT)

Submitted 10-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Southeast Area Farmer’s Market hosts its annual Greens Cook-off and Fried Green Tomato Festival from 12 to 2 p.m.  Saturday October 12 at Gerald R Ford School, Madison Avenue just south of Franklin Street. Do you have a...

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Hunger Action Week, Eat Local Challenge, and urban food innovation

by (wendypchef)

Submitted 08-28-2013 under OPINION

Feeding America West Michigan would like to challenge you to spend $31.50 for the week on food and beverages (the average amount of assistance received by an individual enrolled in SNAP). Local First wants you to pledge to shift $10 a week for 10...

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Join the conversation on urban food innovation

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-27-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

This Thursday at 7 p.m., the Grand Rapids Public Library's GR Reads program welcomes local food advocate, urban farmer, herbalist and author Lisa Rose Starner to share stories of local people creating community change in our food culture. "...

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Catalyst Radio: Food Justice speakers Lila Cabbil, LaDonna Redmond visit GR

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-03-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we hear from two visiting speakers in town recently as part of local nonprofit Our Kitchen Table’s convenings on...

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National food justice activists to lead convenings on food justice

by (OKT)

Submitted 04-11-2013 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday April 20, Lila Cabbil will facilitate Are you a Missionary or Ally? Accountability and Anti-Racist Organizing for Food Access and Justice from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at LINC, 1167 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids. Light refreshments will be served...

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Catalyst Radio: LadyfestGR to showcase female talent, benefit Our Kitchen Table

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-15-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW After a successful inaugural LadyfestGR in 2012, the now annual event is set to kick off next week, expanding to two days of women-only musical...

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Catalyst Radio: The Bloom Collective to put down roots in new downtown space

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-01-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The Bloom Collective is our feature in this episode of Catalyst Radio. The Collective focuses on providing information and education to inspire radical...

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Food access crisis affects Grand Rapids

by (marieroper)

Submitted 05-04-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

By: Marie Roper, Naomi Jackins, Taylor Libolt, Katie Burkley, and Amanda Granger Over the past 50 years, access to healthy food has become more dispersed due to urban sprawl and the development of mega-grocery stores. These mega-grocery stores tend...

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Cultivating Community and Vegetables

by (jmoord)

Submitted 09-14-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

In four Grand Rapids neighborhoods (Baxter, Garfield Park, Eastown, SECA) there are residents looking at the partnership between household vegetable gardens and the urban community.  An organization facilitating this unique pairing is Our...

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