by Beth Heller Thanksgiving is the quintessential seasonal and local holiday. From the first Thanksgiving, when settlers and native inhabitants shared a meal, the table was laden with game hunted nearby, and produce harvested in the surrounding fields and woods. Since that first feast, Thanksgiving has experienced a thousand make-overs – deep-fried turkey, tofurky, jellied… Continue reading The Original Seasonal and Local Food Event
By Beth Heller Say what you will about the coming of the cold, there are definitely a few things that feel good: that first sweater day, a fire in the fireplace, and after a summer of crunchy salads, that first hearty bowl of steaming soup. Yes, we’re totally grateful for soup on a cold day,… Continue reading S.O.U.P. Rules!
By Beth Heller This month our blog reflects on gratitude, the positive emotion felt when one recognizes that one has been given something of value from another. Gratitude is topical this month, not just because Thanksgiving is on the horizon, but because Live’s current community initiative to re-imagine well-being across the Greater Green Bay Area,… Continue reading The Gratitude Feedback Loop
The Greater Green Bay weather forecast for the next seven days looks grim. When I average the daily high temperatures for the next week, I come up with a meager 43.4 degrees. It’s pretty much official folks, the outdoor growing season is over and it’s tempting to think that it’s time for Farm to… Continue reading Four-Seasons of Local Food
By Beth Heller We’re really excited to share that this week at Notre Dame School of De Pere, “fourth grade moms” Jodi Danen and Courtney Starry taught their first Farm to School classroom lesson! Jodi and Courtney found their way in front of the class after becoming engaged in a parent committee dedicated to improving… Continue reading Parents Get Active in Farm to School
By Beth Heller Last week our blog kicked off National Farm to School Month with an overview of the surprising ways Farm to School programs can impact students, schools and communities at large. This week Live54218 had the honor of handing out nearly $20,000 in Farm to School grants to local school districts. The awards,… Continue reading Farm to School Gets FUN(ded)
By Beth Heller October is National Farm to School Month and we’re dedicating this month’s blog posts to exploring some of the more innovative and exciting Farm to School initiatives flourishing in the Greater Green Bay Area. Farm to School connects communities to local, healthy food and producers by fostering local solutions to increasing… Continue reading Focus on Farm to School