Tag Archives: food security

Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Alice Jo Gannon Boss

The following interview with Alice Jo Gannon Boss was conducted several months ago, but, for some reason, I’m just now getting around to posting it. Hopefully that fact won’t diminish your excitement over the fact that she’s now one of us… Please join me in welcoming her to the neighborhood, even if it is a […]

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The Festival of the Honey Bee, and the campaign to make Ypsi more pollinator-friendly

A few weeks ago, the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation awarded a grant to local bee activist Jamie Berlin to help ensure that Ypsilant’s Festival of the Honey Bee can continue on into the future. Following is my discussion with Jamie about how the festival came about, what we can expect from this year’s event, and […]

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Amanda Edmonds on the future of Growing Hope and this weekend’s big fundraiser

As I’ve mentioned here before, one of my favorite local non-profits is the urban farming education and advocacy organization Growing Hope. And, as they still have a ticket or two available for the big fundraiser this weekend at their new Michigan Avenue facility, I thought that now might be a good time to check in […]

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Growing Hope responds to CityFARM with the announcement of a similar service

Amanda Edmonds, the executive director of the local urban farming non-profit Growing Hope just sent in the following letter in response to my recent post about real estate developer Stewart Beal’s newly launched, somewhat competitive, largely for-profit entity, CityFARM. Many, many community members and partners have come to me this past week with concerns about […]

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Introducing Stewart Beal ‘s newest venture… CityFARM

I’ve been puzzling over an email that I received from local real estate developer Stewart Beal a few days ago, announcing a new “business concept” of his, called CITYfarm. “CityFARM,” said Beal in his letter, “is a company with a social mission (kind of like a hybrid of a for profit company and a not […]

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