local foods

8:53 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Issues of the Environment: Food Forests in Ypsilanti

Lettuce mix, pak choi, garlic scapes, and serviceberries harvested at Dawn Farms Recovery Center on Stony Creek Road in Ypsilanti.
Credit http://dawnfarmgarden.wordpress.com/

In this week's installment of Issues of the Environment, WEMU's David Fair talks with Jesse Tack of Ypsilanti about the growing local food movement in Ypsilanti. 

Food Forests, as they're called are popping up in greater numbers, in part thanks to the group Jesse Tack founded called, Abundant Michigan, Permaculture Ypsilanti, or AMPY. 

Issues of the Environment for 5/7/2014

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8:53 am
Fri September 27, 2013

The Green Room: Local Access to Local Foods

Credit Barbara Lucas

When you buy a clove of garlic or jar of honey at the chain grocery store in your town, do you ever wonder where it came from? Chances are, it was produced in China. Think about the amount of fuel, and carbon emissions,  it must take to get those items to your table.  In this month's installment of WEMU's "The Green Room",  Reporter Barbara Lucas explores access to local foods and its impact on environment and community.  

The Green Room 9/27/2013

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8:55 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Issues of the Environment 8/15/12


Veganism and the environment. In this week's installment of Issues of the Environment WEMU's David Fair talks with the President of "VegMichigan."

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Homegrown Food, Homegrown Music
9:23 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Rapping for Local Food

This week, David talks to Lucas DiGia (a.k.a. "Homegrown"), who has been rapping for a decade and also works with  Project Grow in Ann Arbor. www.rapforfood.org