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‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Director Trish Sie on Choosing the Right Music and Raising Chickens

In between working on imaginative projects for bands like Ok Go!, Sie and her husband Roe, parents of two boys, own the King’s Roost, an urban farm supply store in Silver Lake, Calif., that also offers classes in homey arts like soapmaking and beekeeping.

By Pat Saperstein
Variety
Dec 21, 2017

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I love being dirty and being connected to the earth. Especially when you’re in this city and this business, when I get my hands in the dirt, and get a chicken on my lap, and get flour all over the counter, it just feels good.

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December 22, 2017   Comments Off on ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Director Trish Sie on Choosing the Right Music and Raising Chickens

Canada: Seeds planted for new Whitehorse community garden

The Whistle Bend Community Garden Coalition is leasing a 0.6-hectare lot in Whistle Bend at the corner of Eldorado Drive and Casca Boulevard. (Submitted photo)

‘We’re interested in food security in the North’

By Lori Fox
Yukon News
Dec. 19, 2017

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The garden will be set up a little bit differently than the popular one which already exists in the Marwell area of Whitehorse, said Jesse Jewell, president of the coalition.

Instead of having individual plots, people will be able to have a share of the garden, which means everyone works together to grow different things and everyone gets a little bit of everything, he said. This allows the garden to grow better food for everyone more efficiently and contributes to local food security, he said.

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December 22, 2017   Comments Off on Canada: Seeds planted for new Whitehorse community garden

Hope Farms – Houston, Texas

Hope Farms is the epicenter where all our healthy programs come together: growing affordable produce in the middle of a food desert, giving kids lifelong skills with hands-on cooking and gardening classes

By Gracie Cavnar
Chairman of the Board
Recipe for Success

We began in the schools, giving monthly hands-on classes that put children in touch with their food from seed to plate and we made it fun. We started adding gardens and built the program from there to include after-school, summer camp, parent classes and community outreach. Our strategy is powerful. Children are changing their habits and attitudes, surprising themselves by trying and even liking vegetables that they would never even touch before. Parents report that their children now want to help cook and more often reach for the healthier option without prompting. In 2013, we scaled our proven Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™, making it available to any school, anywhere.

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December 22, 2017   Comments Off on Hope Farms – Houston, Texas