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Vancouver's urban farming movement growing 16.4.2012 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
When you think about farming what comes to mind? Endless rows of corn? Cows grazing? Maybe a barn? How about rows of lettuce growing along Vancouver's East Hastings Street? Or carrots sprouting at Davie and Burrard? Maybe some chickens in your backyard and some beets where there was once a lawn? In an effort to renew our connection to the food we eat and to confront an increasingly unsustainable global food economy in the most neighbourly of ways -- the urban farming movement is gaining popularity in Vancouver. read ...
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Guerrilla gardeners plant seeds of activism 16.4.2012 Seattle Times: Nation & World
This is civil disobedience with a twist: Vegetable and flower patches are being planted on decrepit medians and in derelict lots to beautify inner-city eyesores or grow healthful food in neighborhoods with limited access to fresh food.
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Housing project for aging LGBT community finally a go 16.4.2012 Philly.com News
Mark Segal had been biting his nails, waiting for the call. Thursday morning, he was drinking a mug of sweet vanilla coffee in his den above the offices of the Philadelphia Gay News, when the phone finally rang.
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Titanic disaster's local reach 15.4.2012 Philly.com News
John B. Thayer III's adult life was framed and scarred by two of the 20th century's great tragedies. He lost his father on the Titanic, his son in World War II.
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Brookline selects food trucks to launch pilot program 15.4.2012 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Brookline selects food trucks to launch pilot program
City’s new festival to highlight culture 15.4.2012 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
City’s new festival to highlight culture
Senior volunteer brings meals to colleagues in need 14.4.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake Tribune Published Apr 13, 2012 09:21PM MDT Hans Holland volunteers at the Utah Food Bank at least twice a month delivering senior food boxes. Although a senior himself, the Salt Lake City man shuttles eight food boxes at a time anywhere he’s directed in the valley. He exemplifies service and volunteering in the community. “He continues to serve his fellow community members — without complaint, without question — just out of pure duty to help those around him,” wrote Stephanie Andersen, volunteer coordinator at the Utah Food Bank. “Witho... ...
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Senior volunteer brings meals to those in need 14.4.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake Tribune Published Apr 13, 2012 09:22PM MDT Hans Holland volunteers at the Utah Food Bank at least twice a month delivering senior food boxes. Although a senior himself, the Salt Lake City man shuttles eight food boxes at a time anywhere he’s directed in the valley. He exemplifies service and volunteering in the community. “He continues to serve his fellow community members — without complaint, without question — just out of pure duty to help those around him,” wrote Stephanie Andersen, volunteer coordinator at the Utah Food Bank. “Witho... ...
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Entrepreneur revives food co-op serving Wasatch Front 14.4.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
By brooke adams The Salt Lake Tribune Published Apr 13, 2012 04:48PM MDT After a brief hiatus, one of the state’s most popular food cooperatives is back in business with new management but its same dedication to providing low-cost, high quality fresh food to thousands of Utahns. Entrepreneur Jared Zemp stepped forward in mid-February to take over the Community Food Co-op of Utah, just weeks after Crossroads Urban Center announced that after a six-year run it was closing the nonprofit program. Crossroads said it had never been able to get the food co-op to be self sus... ...
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Summary Box: Whole Foods sets up shop in Detroit 13.4.2012 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
THE STORE: Organic grocer Whole Foods is taking a gamble on the Motor City with a planned 20,000-square-foot supermarket with 75 employees in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood next year.
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Starving in India: A Scribe Tries to Save a Life 13.4.2012 Wall St. Journal: World
The Wall Street Journal's India Real Time is publishing a six-part series on starvation in India, one of the nation's little-discussed but brutal realities. In today's essay, author Ashwin Parulkar of the Centre for Equity Studies explores how the media can hold government officials accountable.
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Summary Box: Whole Foods sets up shop in Detroit 13.4.2012 Yahoo: Business
THE STORE: Organic grocer Whole Foods is taking a gamble on the Motor City with a planned 20,000-square-foot supermarket with 75 employees in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood next year.
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Co-op in Red Wing sets out to change food system 13.4.2012 Post-Bulletin: Local News

RED WING — The Riverbend Market Cooperative in Red Wing will celebrate its grand opening April 20-21 and with it, co-op founder Clarence Bischoff says the city will become a more attractive place.

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Lyon, France 13.4.2012 NY Times: Most Emailed
In Lyon, futuristic structures, striking river views and legendary cuisine compete for your attention.
Non-profit Profile: Open Arms of Minnesota 13.4.2012 MinnPost
The Blogunteer There are many organizations that help get food to people – such as Store to Door and Meals on Wheels . Today’s organization is focusing their efforts on delivering nutritious meals to those suffering from chronic and life threatening illnesses. A single act of kindness planted the seed for the organization that became Open Arms of Minnesota. In 1986, Bill Rowe cooked a meal in his apartment and delivered it to a friend with HIV/AIDS. His kindness evolved as he cooked for more people and the cooking moved from Bill’s apartment into a church basement, then another building in Minneapolis, and finally to their new facility in 2010. About 6 years ago, they also expanded to include people impacted by other diseases including multiple sclerosis (MS), cancer, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Open Arms of Minnesota is the only non-profit in the state that cooks and delivers free meals for people with illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, ALS, cancer, and MS as well as their ...
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Detroit sees Whole Foods as proof of progress 13.4.2012 SFGate: Business & Technology
Detroit sees Whole Foods as proof of progress
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Detroit sees Whole Foods as proof of progress 13.4.2012 Twincities.com: Nation
DETROIT—A city infamous for its unemployment, decay, crime and population loss would seem an odd place for an upscale natural and organic
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Detroit sees Whole Foods as proof of progress 13.4.2012 Yahoo: Top Stories
A city infamous for its unemployment, decay, crime and population loss would seem an odd place for an upscale natural and organic grocery chain to plant roots, but yuppie favorite Whole Foods is taking a gamble on the Motor City. ...
Detroit sees Whole Foods as proof of progress 13.4.2012 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A city infamous for its unemployment, decay, crime and population loss would seem an odd place for an upscale natural and organic grocery chain to plant roots, but yuppie favorite Whole Foods is taking a gamble on the Motor City.
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Detroit sees Whole Foods as proof of progress 13.4.2012 AP Business
DETROIT (AP) -- A city infamous for its unemployment, decay, crime and population loss would seem an odd place for an upscale natural and organic grocery chain to plant roots, but yuppie favorite Whole Foods is taking a gamble on the Motor City....
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