The Art of Food in Frogtown and RondoMain MenuThe Art of Food in Frogtown and RondoSeveral networks interested in investing their time, engagement, and care in community food in Frogtown and Rondo are collaborating to explore what it takes to support and build equitable fresh food in their neighborhoods.Frogtown FarmAEDAAsian Economic Development AssociationUrban Farm and Garden AllianceUrban Farm and Garden Alliance Greens CookoffIn November and December of 2016, the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance convened a gathering around cooking GREENS.Public Art St. PaulSustainability@Hamline53a66acd31006d343906ce1a4c7df8af8da2d56b
Erica Speaking, AEDA FreshLo Community Meal, by Storymobile Nov 16 2016
12017-02-23T16:46:50-08:00Emily Parenteaua4b4b7effd507932b106c3c017bec901db9b38dc118192Erica Speaking at AEDA's 2016 Community Meal, via the St. Paul Almanac Storymobile, November 16, 2016, as part of the Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondo project (funded by the Kresge Fresh, Local and Equitable program)plain2017-02-23T16:47:05-08:00YouTube2017-02-07T19:38:22.000Ze0sFx9qHQEoHamline University Sustainability OfficeEmily Parenteaua4b4b7effd507932b106c3c017bec901db9b38dc
12017-02-28T15:33:01-08:00Isabella DiLorenzo9c1a492bf86359ef6c5dcbd3ff7bfad1dc9342c3Erica from Silhouette BakeryValentine Cadieux2Interviewed for AEDA Meal November 2016plain2018-02-23T21:25:23-08:00Valentine Cadieux0826c60623ca5f5c8c1eb72fc2e97084d0c44cf8
One of the challenges that were mentioned in some of the videos was that there was a bunch of vacant yards in Frogtown that they did not know what to do with. The other problem was that there was a social divide between people in the neighborhood which led to people not really knowing much about the people in their community.
Here are some videos explaining the impact of the Community Dinner at Frogtown that I found interesting:
I realized the system that Frogtown has to distribute good healthy food very interesting.
I really how having the gardens in the town helps to build the community so that people can be more comfortable around each other. I also find it very creative that they are using the vacant yards to good uses in order to help distribute healthy food across the community.
I found the way that she introduced herself at the event really unique and how she talks about how she incorporates different cultures into the dishes she makes.
Another story that I found interesting was from Colleen Sheehy.
I really like how she went into depth about the activities and opportunities that FreshLo has in the community of Frogtown.
How the problem was addressed:
The community found a use for those empty yards and turned them into community gardens so that everyone could have equal access to healthy food. They also made it easier for people to talk to other people in the community and learn about their life by creating a community meal.