Urban Roots

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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Eastown Community Association partners with Urban Roots to grow its community garden

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 05-23-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Growing food can be transformative. South Central LA resident and urban gardening proponent, Ron Finley has said, "Growing your own food is like printing your own money." In his guerilla gardening TED Talk, he has said he, "Witnessed...

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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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Outdoor Community Class Kickoff Festival

by (Funky Buddha Yoga)

Submitted 05-25-2016 under

We’re kicking off summer in style. No really, get ready for an amazing (and free) Outdoor Community Class that’ll kick-start our new outdoor summer schedule of awesomeness. We’re turning our first Outdoor Community Class of the...

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Urban agriculture and placemaking: Toward building resiliency

by (levigardner1)

Submitted 11-17-2015 under OPINION

 I have been in counseling for the majority of my adult life. I nearly always balked at the seemingly outrageous cost of this endeavor, questioning whether or not it was worth the large amount of money for what sometimes felt like limited...

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Urban Roots to host open house

by (Urban Roots)

Submitted 08-11-2015 under NEWS

Drive through nearly any major metropolitan city in 2015, and you will quickly discover abounding hints of urban agriculture sweeping across the concrete jungle. Hoophouses, beehives, edible landscapes, urban orchards and rooftop gardens are...

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Panel discussion focuses on community gardening in Grand Rapids

by (Allison Arnold)

Submitted 03-07-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

In February, the WMEAC Film Series presented "Urban Roots," a documentary on the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit. The film covers the plight of post-industrial Detroit, specifically a decreasing population and scarcity of fresh food...

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