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Kids Are Cooking It Up in Northern Michigan

FoodCorps | January 19, 2015 | By Meghan McDermott

Two chefs enter the room, prepared to demonstrate the latest dish they’ve learned to perfect. The audience is at the edge of their seats, craning to catch a glimpse of every last ingredient and technique required to recreate the recipe at home. But this i...

‘It’s an alien! A spaceship!’ Nope. It’s Romanesco

FoodCorps Diaries | October 16, 2013 | By Meghan McDermott

FoodCorps service member Meghan McDermott introduced the strange-looking Romanesco cauliflower to students at Traverse Heights. And they loved it!...

Introducing MLUI's new FoodCorps service members

Farm to School, FoodCorps | September 19, 2013 | By MLUI

MLUI is so excited to introduce the two new FoodCorps service members who will be working from our office to promote and encourage local food and healthy eating at area schools. Here's a brief hello from them both in their own words. ...

FoodCorps seeks next crop of hard-working service members

FoodCorps, Farm To School | January 30, 2013 | By Diane Conners

FoodCorps, a national organization affiliated with AmeriCorps, is accepting applications through March 24 for up to 130 positions nationwide—including two in northwest Lower Michigan based out of the Michigan Land Use Institute’s Traverse City office....

FoodCorps Diaries: A Rainbow of Flavors in Central Lake

Farm to school, healthy food, FoodCorps | January 23, 2013 | By Daniel Marbury

Central Lake Elementary School celebrated a rainbow of fruits and vegetables last Thursday with a little help from FoodCorps. ...

FoodCorps Diaries: Students' first hoop house harvest

Farm to school, healthy food, FoodCorps | December 11, 2012 | By Kirsten Gerbatsch and Daniel Marbury

Late last month, students at Platte River Elementary harvested their first produce from their new school hoop house for a quick science lesson and delicious treat....

Interlochen Elementary School Starts Library Hydro-Farm

Healthy Food, Farm to School, FoodCorps | December 11, 2012 | By Kirsten Gerbatsch

With the flick of a switch, we heard the steady whir of an electric motor and a whoosh of water circulating through three large hydroponic “grow systems.” These were the sounds of life: A winter indoor school garden. By noon on Tuesday, November 27th, Jil...

FoodCorps Teams Up with Local Farmer

Healthy Food, Farm to School, FoodCorps | November 28, 2012 | By Kirsten Gerbatsch

How often do typical elementary students get to eat lunch with the farmer who grew their school meal? Last month, every student at Suttons Bay Elementary had the opportunity to meet Jim Bardenhagen, who grows apples and squash on his farm in Leelanau Coun...

National Farm to School Month Celebrated in Area Schools

Healthy Food, Farm to School, FoodCorps | October 12, 2012 | By Daniel Marbury

Schools throughout northwest Lower Michigan are cooking up locally grown food for lunch this October and celebrating the second annual National Farm to School Month. ...

FoodCorps Diaries: National Farm To School Month

Healthy Food, Farm to School, FoodCorps | September 27, 2012 | By Daniel Marbury and Kirsten Gerbatsch

Check out the great things that have been happening through FoodCorps Northwest Michigan, a project of the Michigan Land Use Institute, in our new segment: FoodCorps Diaries. National Farm To School Month is almost here. Daniel and Kirsten look back at la...

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