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
Mark and Adrienne interviewed at the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance 2016 Greens Cookoff
12017-02-22T08:47:44-08:00Valentine Cadieux0826c60623ca5f5c8c1eb72fc2e97084d0c44cf8118192Mark Dawson and Adrienne Hannert interviewed at the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance 2016 Greens Cookoff via the St. Paul Almanac Storymobile, December 3, 2016, as part of the Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondo projectplain2017-02-22T08:52:25-08:00YouTube2017-02-12T21:33:15.000ZRcGposeL734Hamline University Sustainability OfficeValentine Cadieux0826c60623ca5f5c8c1eb72fc2e97084d0c44cf8
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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.
12017-03-16T12:44:18-07:00Equality and Equity3plain2017-03-28T10:58:35-07:00If you have read my bio, then you know my mission is to create as much equality as I can. But with equality, I also believe that equity has to be balanced. The food system does not provide equality and equity to our farmers. According to The Hand That Feeds, "More than 86 percent of workers surveyed reported earning low or poverty wages." These are the people that make food for our country and they can't even feed themselves. The Hand That Feeds also states that "Ironically, food workers face higher levels of food insecurity, or the inability to afford to eat, than the rest of the U.S. workforce. In fact, food system workers use food stamps at double the rate of the rest of the U.S. workforce." These farmers are feeding us and we barely even pay them for it. Why do we treat our farmers this way? They deserve more but we do not five them the equality they need. They also do not get the equity they deserve. The Hand That Feeds described how the farmers do not even get good working conditions. "They also reported working in environments with health and safety violations, long work hours with few breaks, and lack of access to health benefits." This is not right, we are treating our farmers unequal and therefore, putting them into poverty. This happens on a large and small scale. Big corporations and family owned farms are treated this way. The Color Of Food also tells many stories about how African American farmers feel as if they need to de-connect from the land because of their past. There are some African American farmers who do not believe that is the solution. Some still want to farm and still feel the connection to the land. But it is sometimes frowned upon for the African American farmers to want to continue to farm because it is continuing of the discrimination put onto them in the past. The unequal standards has made others walk away from farming. How can we make it so everyone can comfortably farm and and survive? We need to show all farmers that we appreciate them. We need to help them survive and be apart of the community. Farmers are apart of the community and we need to treat them like they are. We help people in our community to survive, so why leave the farmers behind?