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Living the Good Food Life

A spotlight on people working toward equity, sustainability and thriving economies in Michigan’s food system.

  • Devon Wilson is Founder at Sunlight Gardens in Battle Creek

    Good Food Life: Devon Wilson


    Devon Wilson is Founder of Sunlight Gardens in Battle Creek, an alumnus of the Michigan State University Organic Farmer Training Program, and winner of the Michigan Good Food Fund Battle Creek Bootcamp Pitch Competition.

  • Brian is the co-owner/operator of Bear Creek Organic Farm in Petoskey, MI.

    Good Food Life: Brian Bates


    Brian Bates, co-owner and operator of Bear Creek Organic Farm, is part of the Keynote Panel at the upcoming Michigan Good Food SummitHere he gives an overview of his work as it relates to meeting the goals of the Good Food Charter. 

  • Good Food Life: J.R. Reynolds


    J.R. Reynolds, coordinator of Good Food Battle Creek and social justice consultant, will deliver the closing keynote address at the 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit.

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Good Food in Action

Stories of progress and successes in Michigan.

  • Greater Lansing Food Bank Garden Project Improves Food Access and Strengthens Communities


    The Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) Garden Project is dedicated to local efforts to develop a healthier food system in surrounding counties. For the GLFB, a healthy food system means that all community members, including children and the elderly, have easy access to affordable and nutritious food that is produced locally using environmentally sound practices.

  • Children’s hands holding healthy snacks. Photo Credit: Andrea Collier

    FoodCorps Expands the Food World for Michigan Kids


    FoodCorps teams are hard at work in six Michigan schools, helping kids learn where their food comes from, how it’s grown and how to make healthy food choices. FoodCorps is an AmeriCorps service organization that connects kids to healthy food in school. 

  • Hoophouse. Photo credit MIFMA

    Hoophouses for Health Improves Food Access & Helps Michigan Farmers


    Hoophouses for Health is a program designed to increase vulnerable children and families’ access to good food while at the same time expanding the good food infrastructure and season extension capacity of Michigan farmers.

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Michigan food system notes and happenings.

  • School Garden Educational Opportunities


    This week’s Good Food Bite gives a glance at opportunities to learn more about school gardening, including professional development workshops and educator certification centers throughout Michigan, surrounding states and elsewhere in the US. 

  • Summer Squash

    Groundwork Expands Food and Farming Work to Petoskey Region


    On June 15, the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, launched a new Petoskey office to support an expansion of the organization’s farm to school, food access, and farmer support projects.

  • Spring is Primetime to Network for Michigan’s Meat Processors


    Spring is here, and Michigan’s fruit and vegetable producers are busy prepping fields, starting seeds, and generally ramping up for the summer growing season. The same is true for many livestock producers, who are busy with young animals and pasture management.