October 22, 2020
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.
October 13, 2020
Getting good food to those in need is a constant challenge in the local food movement. Enter COVID-19 and those hurdles have multiplied. Click to read how the Marion Institute established an inroad to communities in need of a meal and restaurants in need of eaters.
August 17, 2020
A group called Tri-Town Learning Community (TLC) has formed to estimate and potentially try to address the dilemma that working parents will face when the academic year starts and their children are at school only some of the time. TLC founder and Marion resident Terri Lerman enlisted the assistance of Georgia McDonald and Jennifer Dubois to connect with local non-profit organizations that might be able to help. On Monday, Lerman reported having spoken with Liz Wiley, executive director of the holistically focused Marion Institute. Lerman is educating herself as fast as she can on how to apply for grant funding.
July 9, 2020
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.
July 8, 2020
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.
July 8, 2020
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.
June 22, 2020
Typically in May, Grow Education is planting garden bed after garden bed across New Bedford’s Elementary schools. Though spring has looked different this year, we have adjusted and continue to support our school partners and their communities.
Wareham.WickedLocal.com – June 25, 2020 – Good Shepherd’s Table in Wareham at 20 still going strong providing food to those in need
June 22, 2020
When COVID-19 made sit-down dinners impossible, Good Shepherd’s Table switched to take-out. And it continues to provide hot dinners to folks in need via take-out every Thursday, from 4 to 5 p.m., serving well in excess of 100 meals.
SouthCoastToday.com (May 9, 2020) – Virtual panel discussion on cyberbullying: ‘Curbing the Culture of Shame’
May 28, 2020
The panel includes Dr. Juli Parker, the assistant dean of students and director of UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Stacy Malone, the executive director of the Victim Rights Law Center; Claire Spaulding McVicker, the executive director of the Katie Brown Educational Program; and Jeffrey Glidden, LICSW, a violence recovery program counselor and advocate at Fenway Health.