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Bob Russell Resilience Project features The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Bob Russell Resilience Project features The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Groundwork news | October 11, 2017 | By Jacob Wheeler

The Neahtawanta Center and the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities are co-sponsoring a community read and discussion in November as part of the Bob Russell Resilience Reading Project. The book choice is the Pulitzer Prize-nominated The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan.

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Introducing Fall Fellows, Tori Craig and Arcelia Moreno

Introducing Fall Fellows, Tori Craig and Arcelia Moreno

food & farming, groundwork news | October 4, 2017 | By Jacob Wheeler

Groundwork Fellows complete projects alongside our policy staff, attend conferences and networking sessions, and receive professional development training. Each fellow completes an independent project to complement Groundwork’s program areas based on their area of expertise, and presents this project to conclude their term.

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Dancing to Grupo Ayé, Afro-Caribbean salsa band with Grand Traverse roots

Dancing to Grupo Ayé, Afro-Caribbean salsa band with Grand Traverse roots

Groundwork news | October 3, 2017 | By Jacob Wheeler

Grupo Ayé has a bona fide local connection to the Grand Traverse region. Band founder Robert Mulligan spent part of his childhood in Omena in Leelanau County, where his mother lives. We caught up with Robert to learn more about the band, about his love for Latin music, and about his northern Michigan roots.

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Celebrating Alice Waters with Local Harvest Restaurant Series

Celebrating Alice Waters with Local Harvest Restaurant Series

food & farming, groundwork news | September 6, 2017 | By Jacob Wheeler

To celebrate Alice Waters' visit to the National Writers Series, the first-annual Local Harvest Restaurant Series will feature a variety of Grand Traverse area restaurants, all of which will demonstrate their devotion to the local food community by featuring a “Harvest Week Special” menu item that is either 100 percent locally sourced or a recipe from one of Waters’ cookbooks.

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Introducing Groundwork’s Summer Fellows

Introducing Groundwork’s Summer Fellows

Groundwork news | July 5, 2017 | By Jacob Wheeler

Three fellows recently joined the Groundwork team for a nearly three-month period. Food Equity fellow Sarah Perez-Sanz is working with Food & Farming Director Meghan McDermott on food equity and access; Farms, Food and Health fellow Katie Wheeler is working with Senior Policy Specialist Diane Conners on Community-Supported-Agriculture (CSA) wellness programs, and Clean Energy fellow Abby Hackman is supporting Clean Energy Policy specialist Dan Worth.

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Casey Cowell Joins Groundwork Board

Casey Cowell Joins Groundwork Board

Groundwork news | March 14, 2017 | By Jacob Wheeler

Tech entrepreneur, startup investor and philanthropist Casey Cowell has joined Groundwork's Board of Directors. In 1976, Cowell and friends created U.S. Robotics, which developed the world's first computer modem. The Cowell Cancer Center at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City recently opened, exemplifying his commitment to healthful communities. Cowell wants to help foster healthful communities in northern Michigan, as well as expand the region's growing tech scene and create jobs in Traverse City.

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Groundwork Shares the Attitude for Gratitude this #GivingTuesday

Groundwork Shares the Attitude for Gratitude this #GivingTuesday

Groundwork News | December 1, 2015 | By Groundwork

Four years ago, a cultural center in New York City known for bringing people together around the values of service and giving back created #GivingTuesday to connect individuals with organizations around the world to celebrate and encourage giving. This global day of gratitude inspired us to share why Groundwork supporters give to our cause.

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