The Rapidian

urban farming

The permaculture perspective of Urban Roots: "We are guests in this neighborhood"

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 06-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

This year’s name change—the Access of West Michigan Walk for Good Food replacing the Hunger Walk—seeks to do justice to the diverse approaches of the Walk’s recipient organizations to fighting food inequality and pursuing a...

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Catalyst Radio: New City Neighbors

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-14-2017 under NEWS

Host Leah Schumaker speaks with Alaina Dobkowski, Executive Director of New City Neighbors, and student staff member Rileigh Haan, about bringing employment to the youth of the Creston neighborhood, and how urban farming is changing the way we look...

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Urban Roots looks to dig deeper than soil, investigate inequities, land use

by (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 11-01-2016 under NEWS

Urban Roots is an urban agriculture organization that sits among the houses in the Madison neighborhood in the city of Grand Rapids. They grow fresh vegetables on their community farm at 1316 Madison and have a farm stand on Thursdays. And according...

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Downtown Market to host Summer "Simmer" Camps for kids

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 06-09-2014 under NEWS

For kids ages 6-11 http://www.simmercamp-kids.eventbrite.com This 10-week summer camp explores adventurous weekly themes, from discoveries in the greenhouse to hands-on cooking in the Teaching Kitchen, “Simmer Camp” cultivates growth and...

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Pick up a shovel at Treehouse Community Garden

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-25-2013 under NEWS

The Treehouse Community Garden invites family, friends and community members to get their hands dirty in the garden this Saturday, June 29 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  The community workday is scheduled to help complete special projects such as...

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