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
Karyssa Jackson 1/2 interviewed by Megan Phinney as part of the Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondo Greens Cookoff, November 26, 2016
12017-02-21T13:25:46-08:00Valentine Cadieux0826c60623ca5f5c8c1eb72fc2e97084d0c44cf8118191Karyssa Jackson was one of the contestant in the Greens cook off and here is part 1 of her green story, as told to the Storymobile.plain2017-02-21T13:25:46-08:00YouTube2016-12-27T21:48:28.000Z7OULB8O7d_kHamline University Sustainability OfficeValentine Cadieux0826c60623ca5f5c8c1eb72fc2e97084d0c44cf8
12017-03-16T09:50:26-07:00Pakou Yang's collection of recipes and family traditions passed down18Recipe and family traditions passed down.plain2018-02-15T18:35:17-08:00When I was reading the book, The Color of Food by Natasha Bowens, the portraits that led to me choosing the topic of recipes and family traditions being passed down was Cherokee Seed Bank. In "Cherokee Seed Bank", the person in the portrait, Kevin, talks about how the Cherokee culture is being kept by going back to their roots and getting their cultural foods from planting. In Education for Socially Engaged Art by Pablo Helguera, the topic of audience came up and for my topic of recipes and family traditions passed down, the audience can be for people that cook or for people that have traditions that hold a special meaning or memory to them.
A student at the University of Minnesota, Ben, talks about his own family traditions regarding pies. Milton Rosa talks about a family tradition passed down from his grandfather to his father of a recipe.
Karyssa Jackson talks her memory of greens during family gatherings. Laverne Henderson talks about her recipe for greens. She first learned how to cook while watching her mom cook.
Family tradition is important for the identity of that family and creating memories that will be passed down. Family tradition is a way to keep the past cultural ideas present.
12017-03-16T15:52:31-07:00Food and Traditions (Bella)11Families oftentimes come together through food and cooking.plain2017-03-16T16:28:43-07:00
12017-03-17T16:31:19-07:00Andrea's Longer Story Project5Connecting the community through foodplain2017-03-18T10:32:29-07:00Chapter two in "Helguera" titled "Community" " The typical community art project is able to fulfill its purpose of strengthening a community's sense of self by lessening or suspending critically regarding the form and content of the product and, often promoting " feel-good" positive social values " page. 10
Food is a key to success behind communication and bringing us together to enjoy a meal and great conversation. Its sad but when you mention food it motivates and brings people out to these gatherings.
From the "Color is food" the system itself is also severely imbalanced in its distribution of healthy food options, resulting in inequalities access for many communities. And the results are diet- related illnesses such as diabetes and obesity plaguing these communities at disproportionate rates" Page 25
3. Michael Stratten
Food is Everything, everything involves around it -used for family gatherings and get- together, holidays and religious ceremonies/rituals. Food is the main source behind bringing the community out.
4. Tim Paige
Different cultures come together around food. Food is the key to getting everyone together and bringing everyone together on one accord . Everything involves around food and is a common point between everyone because its needed for survival.
5. William Harris
From the "Color is Food" We have been losing our connection to the land, our food and our culture as each generation leaves the farm and rural towns for jobs in urban areas, and we became dependent on the industrialization of agriculture and corporation of our food system" Page 4
6. Mhonpoj Lee
From the "Color is food" In order for us to be healthier people, its important to know who we are and where we come from and what's unique about our culture and how we lived " page. 130
7. Jamil From "Helguera" Many problems in community projects are due to unrealistic goal in relation to the expected time investment" Page. 19
8. Jocelyn Collins ( Part 1) From "Helgura" We build because we seek to reach out to others, and they will come initially because they recognize themselves in what we have built" Page 22
From "The color is food" That a lack of sense belonging, or solidarity, is detrimental. And it carries over into today's food movement, where foo cultures are excluded at farmer markets and nutrition campaigns" Page. 79
10. Karyssa ( Part1)
More opportunities for the community to come together and connect, while learning different food traditions and cultures. More community events for fun and social purposes and getting to know one another , while observing and smelling the food in the air makes well for family fun and the opportunity to learn new recipes and traditions.
11. Christine From the "Color is food" With food comes a long conversation knowing what the family's doing and how they're doing- all of that has an impact on children having responsibility , parents, elders, community, everybody having a responsibility. If you don't communicate then there's a lack of it. Food can be the center of that communication" page. 130
Foodis the main subject that brings everyone together and home for the necessary occasions and brings you together and provide good conversation. Food brings the community and the neighborhood out and is the key to fixing solutions. The smell of cookouts and barbeques, lingering in the air, catches noises and grabs attentions, and is a main cause for many family and fun social events throughout the neighborhood and within the community.