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July 2020 MI Newsletter - Room to Grow: A New (Virtual) event with locavore haven, Little Moss Restaurant, New Faces on the MI Team and Board of Directors, the delicious benefits of cucumber water, and summer reading and viewing selections from our intern.
Join us (virtually) on August 26 for a virtual culinary and dining experience with Chef Lisa Lofberg from Little Moss Restaurant in Dartmouth, MA! All proceeds will directly benefit Grow Education's community school gardens, in-class programming, and collaborative Farm-to-School initiative. Don't miss this unique event!
Summer intern Kari Marvel shares what she's reading (and viewing) this summer.
Have you ever heard the phrase "cool as a cucumber?" Read more about cucumber water's many health benefits as well as some delicious recipes for you to try this summer.
During these uncertain times, it is important to look around and learn about the powerhouse organizations putting the pedal to the metal to make an impact where it is most needed.
As we mentioned in a past newsletter, the Marion Institute was lucky to receive two Food Corps members for the upcoming year. Get to know them in this post!
In Wareham, the Marion Institute recently partnered with the Gleason Family YMCA which serves as a distribution site, and has now teamed up with Jowaun Gamble, the founder of Community Youth Empowerment, to hand out 20 pound boxes of fresh produce at the Wareham Boys and Girls Club each Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Each week, nearly 200 families receive twenty pound boxes of fresh, high-quality produce -- and it's all free. By the end of August, the program will have brought a total of 600,000 pounds of produce to families across the South Coast.
In the June edition of the Story Walking Radio Hour with Wendy Fachon, we meet Patrick Straus and Brandon Monti, Co-founders of Freshconn, a virtual farmers market giving e-commerce and delivery solutions to local artisans and farms alike. This episode explores the online approach to food quality, value, safety, security and sustainability.
In the third segment of the this episode of the The Story Walking Radio Hour Archives with Wendy Fachon, Jayne Merner Senecal, Owner of Earth Care Farm, shares her experience doing soil science research for the Real Food Campaign, which utilizes a leading edge nutrient density measurement tool that allows farmers to help participate in important soil and crop nutrient analysis and research.