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
Meet Deborah and Imani at Rondo's greens cook-off.
12017-02-27T10:04:30-08:00Valentine Cadieux0826c60623ca5f5c8c1eb72fc2e97084d0c44cf8118191On December 3rd. 2016, Storymobile pedaled on over to St. Paul's Rondo neighborhood. Inside Pilgrim Church community members gathered together for a greens cook-off. Contestants cooked 13 different kinds of greens to be judged. Attendees sampled each one and awarded one the winner!
The Urban Farm and Garden Alliance in partnership with The Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondo hosted the cook-off and community meal. Entertainment was provided by Jesse's Heart and Soul Drumming Group, Elite Family dance group, The History Theatre and Spoken Word artist Truth Maze.
Storymobile was there to find outL who's eating what? Storymobile Podcast by Katey DeCelleplain2017-02-27T10:04:30-08:00SoundCloud2016/12/14 15:59:01 +0000297742873STORYMOBILE Podcastcc-by-nc-saValentine Cadieux0826c60623ca5f5c8c1eb72fc2e97084d0c44cf8
12017-02-28T15:36:51-08:00Jenni Abere49b68c2cbf6bfcfcca295f9e4e46faabff1d8e4bCooking greens at homeJenni Abere2Plus favorite dish at the cook offplain2017-02-28T15:42:04-08:00Jenni Abere49b68c2cbf6bfcfcca295f9e4e46faabff1d8e4b
12017-02-28T15:33:15-08:00Jenni Abere49b68c2cbf6bfcfcca295f9e4e46faabff1d8e4bFood in FrogtownJenni Abere2Fresher and healthier, share with community.plain2017-02-28T15:34:47-08:00Jenni Abere49b68c2cbf6bfcfcca295f9e4e46faabff1d8e4b
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
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.