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Food Charter: Growing Success for Small Farms

September 30, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

25-step plan points way to more jobs, better health, stronger state economy...

At Wolverine, Big Bucks Continue to Roll

September 27, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

As co-op appeals coal-plant denial, new questions about retirement and board pay...

Rogers City, Holland Coal Plant Denials Spark Lawsuits

September 15, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Constitutional, ‘Home Rule’ challenges raise economic, political questions...

Land Protection, Good Food Charter Would Help State Economy

September 13, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Elections a chance to push Lansing on farm policy improvements...

It’s Not Just About the Food

Blog Archive | September 10, 2010 | By Janice Benson

As I turn the calendar to September, things look different to me. Yes, apples are coming in, the days are getting shorter, and I’m noticing the usual seasonal changes at this time of year. But this year is different....

Rating Plates in Benzie

Blog Archive | September 8, 2010 | By Karly Wentzloff

I am not a meat and potatoes girl, but the chefs participating in the Green Plate challenge—a local food entre contest among four Frankfort-Elberta restaurants—are starting to change that....

Time to Push Candidates on Local Food

September 7, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Budding statewide movement deserves attention from lawmakers...

West Michigan Organizations Spur Good Food Transformation

August 23, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Community groups, advocates, schools pitch in to ‘go local’...

West Michigan Businesses, Governments Incorporate Good Food

August 23, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Leaders campaign to ‘go local,’ ‘go green,” and protect farmland...

West Michigan Good Food Spotlight:

August 19, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Updates from Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Holland...

Good Food Networks Bonding West Michigan

August 11, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

From neighborhoods to boardrooms, local food is building community’s economy...

'Fracking' Mixes Natural Gas, Water, and Money

August 9, 2010 | By Keith Schneider

Northern Michigan test hints at deep reserves, potent controversy...

Hey, Locavores: Rate the Plate!

Blog Archive | August 3, 2010 | By Karly Wentzloff

Do you ever wish eating local could be easy? Well, for the next seven weeks in Frankfort and Elberta, it is not only easy, it’s spiced up with some friendly competition....

Good Coops Make Good Neighbors, Better Eggs

Blog Archive | July 27, 2010 | By Sharron and Paul May

What exactly is an Eggmobile? It’s essentially a chicken coop on wheels, and a great way to move our hens around to another fresh, un-pecked pasture every few days so that they have steady access to the foods they really like-grass and bugs....

Food Boosts Kalamazoo's North Side Development

July 23, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Grocery store anchors new activity, community garden...

TCL&P Hits Renewables Reset Button

July 20, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Biomass rejected, utility seeks public’s ideas for a clean-energy plan...

'Noise, Distraction, Fabrication' Mar Water Rights Debate

July 14, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Experts rebut foes’ claim that ‘public trust’ means ‘state control’...

MSU Extension Grows a Stronger Kalamazoo

July 9, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Staff reconnects food, farming, and community building...

Like Many in Lansing, Dillon Still Sees Coal as King

June 28, 2010 | By Jim Dulzo

But his gubernatorial campaign claims he’s a clean-energy leader...

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