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
Mhonpaj Lee interviewed at the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance 2016 Greens Cookoff
12017-02-22T08:54:16-08:00Food and Society Workshop0826c60623ca5f5c8c1eb72fc2e97084d0c44cf8118192Mhonpaj Lee interviewed by Darius Gray 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 projectplain2017-02-22T08:55:46-08:00YouTube2017-02-12T21:15:11.000ZeZ5ipvggEqUHamline University Sustainability OfficeFood and Society Workshop0826c60623ca5f5c8c1eb72fc2e97084d0c44cf8
12017-02-23T16:08:05-08:00Zoe Hollomonf9056df29212977ddae0dd952bcbefdd5e682b0dWhere she lives, where she farmsFood and Society Workshop5Where she lives, where she farmsplain2018-03-31T21:32:44-07:00Food and Society Workshop0826c60623ca5f5c8c1eb72fc2e97084d0c44cf8
12017-02-23T16:04:58-08:00Zoe Hollomonf9056df29212977ddae0dd952bcbefdd5e682b0dHow did you get into being an organic farmer with MFA?Food and Society Workshop3describing being an organic farmer with MFAplain2018-03-31T21:31:05-07:00Food and Society Workshop0826c60623ca5f5c8c1eb72fc2e97084d0c44cf8
1media/Screen Shot 2017-02-26 at 6.59.33 PM.png2016-12-02T20:49:55-08:00Sustainability@Hamline53a66acd31006d343906ce1a4c7df8af8da2d56bUrban Farm and Garden Alliance Greens CookoffFood and Society Workshop20In November and December of 2016, the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance convened a gathering around cooking GREENS.structured_gallery2018-12-04T16:10:51-08:00Food and Society Workshop0826c60623ca5f5c8c1eb72fc2e97084d0c44cf8
12017-02-23T14:17:08-08:00Sustainability@Hamline53a66acd31006d343906ce1a4c7df8af8da2d56bFeatureSustainability@Hamline3Feature stories from The Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondovistag2017-02-28T17:56:01-08:00Sustainability@Hamline53a66acd31006d343906ce1a4c7df8af8da2d56b
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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.
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?