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
Vivian Mims follow up on greens
12016-12-02T19:00:54-08:00Sustainability@Hamline53a66acd31006d343906ce1a4c7df8af8da2d56b118192As part of the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance Greens Cookoff -- a meal in the Kresge FreshLo funded Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondo project. IMG 0897plain2017-02-23T17:05:20-08:00YouTube2016-12-03T02:59:36.000ZBQY41FPlYCMHamline University Sustainability OfficeValentine Cadieux0826c60623ca5f5c8c1eb72fc2e97084d0c44cf8
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1media/Screen Shot 2017-02-26 at 6.59.33 PM.png2016-12-02T20:49:55-08:00Sustainability@Hamline53a66acd31006d343906ce1a4c7df8af8da2d56bUrban Farm and Garden Alliance Greens CookoffValentine Cadieux20In November and December of 2016, the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance convened a gathering around cooking GREENS.structured_gallery2018-12-04T16:10:51-08:00Valentine Cadieux0826c60623ca5f5c8c1eb72fc2e97084d0c44cf8
Valentine would like to have some part of the video with Noriah (although be careful to not include the parts where my questions are really loud!). This is my favorite part here
And there are some other clips that I think are fantastic:
Laverne Henderson has a wonderful opening for the part on greens (and frankly, so many wonderful parts, but I know you don't have all night!): here
Vivian Mims's greens finishing here and a clip on pot liquor here
This is a tricky one of Karyssa Jackson (10 wonderful seconds)! you may need to click here, or click SOURCE that shows up when you hover above GREENS! (because it's on DRIVE -- I just couldn't figure out how to get it from drive to youtube; Hamline wouldn't let me download it.) SHE ALSO SAYS SOME REALLY WONDERFUL THINGS FROM 10:51 - 13:00 [or 13:20] -- maybe this will be for the longer version I can show later...)
And it might be fun to include these few seconds of Melvin (singing)
But that shouldn't be the end thing -- so we could come back to Laverne Henderson!
I was first struck by Vivian Mims at the Greens cook-off when, toward the end of a video of her demonstrating how to cook a batch of greens, she said to not throw the juice away, but to instead use it in a concoction involving hot sauce that can “clear you out better than Smooth Move tea.” https://youtu.be/BQY41FPlYCM?t=2m21s
Also at the cook-off, Samuel talks about how having Diabetes has effected what he eats, how he has become healthier, and gives some generally good advice for when trying to eat healthy. https://youtu.be/C6k9lgkkW_c?t=1m40s
In The Color of Food, Valerie Segrest mentions the health benefits of berries, including being high in Vitamin C and balancing blood sugar, which is also anti-diabetic. Valerie goes on to talk about how important tradition is to establishing a working food economy, and how a community’s health can be impacted when their means of producing their own food are limited
12017-03-18T16:21:55-07:00Elise's Video Story Project2This is a compilation of videos about growing traditions and food in Frogtown and Rondo neighborhoods.plain2017-03-18T17:13:20-07:00
Growing and Food Traditions
In Natasha Bowen's book, The Color of Food I learned about agricultural traditions in communities of color that have been passed down through generations. One story that particularly struck my attention was a portrait of agriculturalist Don Bustos. Don Bustos runs a farm in New Mexico where he practices Acequia agriculture and uses his farm as a tool to mentor other people that are interested in starting their own farms. In the portrait Bustos talks about how in the Acequia culture they plant with the moon cycles to use the moon's energy to help their plants grow. For me, growing up as a granddaughter of a farmer and working on a CSA farm as a young adult, I have gathered a little bit of experience in agriculture and farming, but the idea of farming that I knew was always working in the daylight. Bustos also talked about how he knows when it is time to plant, "My mom would always tell me 'always plant when the snow melts over there in the Chacoma, if you plant before that day it will freeze mi'jito.' So we always look at the mountains, the trees, the environment and how that will impact when you plant and what you grow that season." (97) I found it interesting to learn about different traditions farmers and gardeners have so I took this project to learn more about traditions in local communities. While I didn't find many videos about agricultural traditions right now I did find other traditions related to food and growing that brought interesting incites.
In this clip Tim Page talks about connections between communities in the foods they eat and grow.
Here Laverne Henderson talks about how she learned to cook an about home remedies that she learned from her mother.
In the next video Carolyn talks about how how she has grown up eating greens. Now, as an adult Carolyn has formed some of her own traditions of ways to prepare greens and is passing on the traditions to younger generations.
In this last video Vivian Mims talks about the tradition that she carries on with her family. She makes sure that nothing goes to waste and that friends and family stay in good health. After hearing from a few Frogtown and Rondo community members I hope you reflect on some of your own traditions. What traditions have you learned from your elders? What traditions have you started yourself and what traditions will you carry on to younger generations?