Published on August 17, 2017
This August, the Lansing-based NorthWest Initiative (NWI) launched its new mobile farmer’s market program to bring the bounty of Michigan fruits and vegetables into food insecure communities and bridge the food access gap.
Published on August 9, 2017
The Greater Lansing Food Bank Garden Project is dedicated to local efforts to develop a healthier food system. That means all community members have access to affordable and nutritious food that is produced locally using environmentally sound practices.
Published on August 7, 2017
The Michigan Local Food Council Network has awarded seed grants to six local food councils across Michigan. This is the second round of seed grants funded by the Network in 2017.
Published on August 4, 2017
FoodCorps teams are hard at work in six Michigan schools, helping kids learn where their food comes from, how it’s grown and how to make healthy food choices. FoodCorps is an AmeriCorps service organization that connects kids to healthy food in school.
Published on July 31, 2017
The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems requests proposals for a consultant (either a team or an individual) to guide the development of a plan to carry on the vision of the Michigan Good Food Charter after 2020.
Published on July 28, 2017
A glance at opportunities to learn more about school gardening, including professional development workshops and educator certification centers throughout Michigan, surrounding states and elsewhere in the US.
Published on July 21, 2017
Hoophouses for Health is a program designed to increase vulnerable children and families’ access to good food while at the same time expanding the good food infrastructure and season extension capacity of Michigan farmers.
Published on July 13, 2017
On June 15, the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, launched a new Petoskey office to support an expansion of the organization’s farm to school, food access, and farmer support projects.
Published on June 30, 2017
Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state in America and leads the nation in the production of several crops, including: tart cherries, blueberries, dry black beans, and squash.
Published on June 22, 2017
Residents who struggle with food access typically live in remote rural areas or poor urban neighborhoods where stores with healthy food options either do not exist or are too far away to conveniently access.