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Detroit Farm to School Conference Set For May

Blog Archive | April 23, 2010 | By Diane Conners

Michigan is set to hear from some of the leading innovators of farm to school programs in the country during the Taking Root: National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Detroit in May. And that’s not all....

Food Safety Legislation to U.S. Senate for Vote

Blog Archive | April 21, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Calling everyone interested in local foods! Please direct your attention to Washington D.C. this week and next....

Who Dat Says New Orleans Ain’t A Great City?

Blog Archive | April 20, 2010 | By Jim Lively

I’ve attended several American Planning Association national conferences in great American cities, and I’ve always been inspired with new ideas and tools that planners are putting into practice....

TCL&P and the Three-Dollar Car

Blog Archive | April 15, 2010 | By Jim Dulzo

The most crucial thing Traverse City Light & Power folks asked us about our new special report, 20-20 by 2020: A Clear Vision for Clean-Energy Prosperity, was its call for helping customers cut their energy consumption by 20 percent in just 10 years....

Summit Sprouts Fresh Food and Farm Ideas

Blog Archive | April 13, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Talk about entrepreneurial spirit! Northwest Michigan’s great creativity and resourcefulness around healthy food and profitable farming shone brightly last Friday at the second annual Farm Route to Prosperity summit....

TCL&P and the Invasion of the Negawatts

Blog Archive | April 8, 2010 | By Jim Dulzo

As they thumbed through their copies of our hot-off-the-press report, 20-20 by 2020: A Clear Vision for Clean-Energy Prosperity, board members asked us all sorts of things....

A Closer Look at Our 20-20 Vision

Blog Archive | April 2, 2010 | By Brian Beauchamp

But we call for much stronger energy efficiency efforts, more wind power, inclusion of solar power, and promotion of local energy entrepreneurship, particularly among our region’s schools, community investment groups, and private concerns.
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Farming’s Future: Back to Year Zero?

Blog Archive | April 2, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Wes Jackson says his lifelong research convinces him that modern agriculture must look far into the past if it is to have a sustainable future....

Benzie Bus, Economic Bright Spot

Blog Archive | March 31, 2010 | By Shauna Fite

Anyone looking for a bright economic spot to celebrate in our sorely tried region of the state should have attended last week’s groundbreaking for the new Benzie Bus headquarters....

For Biomass, Get It in Writing

Blog Archive | March 16, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

The debate over a proposed biomass facility in Traverse City has caused a great deal of concern among many Traverse City-area environmentalists, and rightfully so....

Going Local’s Good for Utilities, Too

Blog Archive | March 16, 2010 | By Brian Beauchamp

There’s been a lot of controversy recently in Traverse City about whether the local electric utility, Traverse City Light & Power, should build a wood-burning biomass plant as part of its plan to make 30 percent of its electricity using renewable sources....

Our Voices - International CSA Symposium 9

March 8, 2010 | By Jim Sluyter

In Italy, CSA Is a GAS...

A U.P. Sulfide Mining Rush?

Blog Archive | March 2, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Sadly, I’m blogging about this because the glorious Menominee River, like the Salmon Trout River near Big Bay, is now under attack....

Our Voices - International CSA Symposium 8

March 2, 2010 | By Jim Sluyter

In Kobe, a History of CSA Worldwide...

Chomp into these Good Food Ideas!

Blog Archive | March 2, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Now is the time to put local food and farming priorities in front of these candidates....

Our Voices - International CSA Symposium 7

February 27, 2010 | By Jim Sluyter

Lost in Translation...

Our Voices - International CSA Symposium 6

February 26, 2010 | By Jim Sluyter

The Talking Begins...

Our Voices - International CSA Symposium 5

February 25, 2010 | By Jim Sluyter

Hops Smops – I’m going for the Sake...

Our Voices - International CSA Symposium 4

February 24, 2010 | By Jim Sluyter

Food with the Farmer’s Face...

Our Voices - International CSA Symposium 3

February 23, 2010

In Kobe, a Toast to Local Food...

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