Monthly Archives: June 2012

Healthy Food and Fitness Are “In Store” for Mattapan

A group of architects, foodies, environmentalists, gardeners, and youth gathered on Saturday, June 23 to check out the neighborhood efforts by the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (MFFC) to make Mattapan a great place to bike, walk, and find affordable, healthy … Continue reading

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BostonEco: Local Food, Local Networking

  I usually don’t run into a lot of foodies at techie events, and vice versa.  So I was impressed that Janet Morgenstern Passani, a marketer for sustainable, natural, healthy brands, managed to attract plenty of entrepreneurs of all stripes to … Continue reading

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Popcorn Microgreens Pop Up at Copley Square Farmers Market

I was ambling through the Copley Square Farmers’ Market in Boston’s Back Bay yesterday afternoon when I spotted something called “popcorn microgreens.” Since popcorn is Michelle’s favorite food group, I had to try it.  What if there was a vegetable … Continue reading

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Buying Local: Much More Than Local Food

The benefits of buying local go far beyond buying healthy, delicious food from local farmers and producers. According to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, multiple studies show that the economic impact of spending money at locally-owned businesses contributes much more … Continue reading

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A School Garden Grows in Skokie, Illinois

I was strolling past Jane Stenson School, in Skokie, Illinois today when I stopped to watch a group of teachers and students planting a school garden. Nothing remarkable about this: thousands of schools all over the US have school gardens … Continue reading

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