With roots firmly embedded in the pro-health, pro-environment, and pro-economy principles of a local food system, the Groundwork Food and Farming team creates markets for local farmers, and helps connect locally grown food to school children, food pantry clients and families across the state.
While much of our work begins locally in northwest lower Michigan, one of our guiding missions is to inspire a statewide culture of healthy, locally raised food.
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Cheryl Hutchinson Talks Personal Mission, Corporate Mission, and Groundwork
Hello, Friends —We are pleased to share some thoughts today about personal mission and community engagement from our board chair, Cheryl Hutchinson, who is also a member of our Corporate and Community Partnership Program.—Stephanie Prall What’s your...
‘Farm to Early Care and Education’ … What Is It?
Above photo by Meagan K. Shedd, Ph.D. By Melanie Wong, MA, RDN, Groundwork Farm to Early Care and Education Specialist, with contributions from Meagan K. Shedd, Ph.D., MSU Center for Regional Food Systems Early childhood is one of the most...
$9.3 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR 10 CENTS A MEAL FARM-TO-SCHOOL GRANTS: APPLICATION NOW OPEN FOR 2022-23 PROGRAM YEAR
The Michigan Department of Education has announced that it is accepting applications for 10 Cents A Meal for Michigan's Kids & Farms. This state-funded program matches what schools, early care and education settings, and other non-school sponsors spend...