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
Savon Interview, AEDA FreshLo Community Meal, by Storymobile Nov 16 2016
12017-02-23T16:29:00-08:00Emily Parenteaua4b4b7effd507932b106c3c017bec901db9b38dc118192Savon Interview at AEDA's 2016 Community Meal, via the St. Paul Almanac Storymobile, November 16, 2016, as part of the Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondo project (funded by the Kresge Fresh, Local and Equitable program)plain2017-02-23T16:29:17-08:00YouTube2017-02-07T19:38:22.000ZZ7xsxdj0ViUHamline University Sustainability OfficeEmily Parenteaua4b4b7effd507932b106c3c017bec901db9b38dc
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12019-11-04T15:52:33-08:00Delina's second video story13This collection is related to my first story video which is also from The Second Art of Food Community Meal.plain2019-11-30T00:13:05-08:00This is the second half of my first video story from the Art of Food Community Meal; the earlier section can be found here. ♦ Don't forget to check out all the annotations under each video some have more than one! (the annotations are found under each video and you can start the annotation by clicking on it.) ►Savon lives in Frogtown and talks about a food tradition in his family called Sunday dinner. Savon doesn't know what his neighborhood needs more of or what his neighborhood has enough of because he's at home most of the time. We can know what their neighborhood needs more of (related to food) from Mary.
►Mary Field was attending the event with her daughter which is a community activist. She talks about what she thinks her neighborhood need more of. There were two local artists who were there to attend and preform at the event: Just Wolf and Vinny Crooks.
►Just Wolf is a local hiphop artist who grew up in Rondo neighborhood and went to school there. He's been active hiphop artist for more than a decade. Here is my favorite part of his song.►Vinny Crooks is a local artist in north side of Minneapolis but he's in Saint Paul now. He enjoys cooking and considers being a chef in the future after he gets his music path on a good place. ►The next video is a short clip from Vinny Crooks performance at the event while people are getting things ready and others enjoying the event. ♦ Don't forget to check out all the annotations under each video some have more than one! ►People from different parts of the community starting conversations and introducing themselves. Even though they are all from the same community they don't have a close relationship and this meal created an opportunity for them to get to know each other, talk about the problems around their community and finding a solution for it.
►Valentine Cadieux was part of the event organizer and was also participating the event. She talks about where she shops a lot and about growing and giving to each other using the talking sticks.
Here, people are answering different questions that were tucked into each person's napkin, using the "talking sticks," which are recording devices used to record everybody's voice and also encourage people to listen to one person speaking at a time.
►I've added this clip from the event to show how the event was like. It was a normal family type of dinner with an open conversation in which you can talk with people around you while having different type of foods and having fun.
How people addressed the problem of accessing more fresh food in their neighborhood: The event producers with four Community-based organizations created a Meal that connected people in the community and let them talk and address the issues/problems they are facing and finding a solution to that.
12017-05-19T16:16:07-07:00Kid Power6Kids thoughts and ideas about food.plain2017-05-19T17:03:34-07:00Young kids' voices are often disregarded in conversations about food access and justice. When listened to and given the chance to speak, kids often have much to say. Younger kids are often asked more basic and easier-to-answer questions in interviews, but even when they answer in simple words, their ideas and thoughts are more in depth. Here are a sampling of kid interviews. They answer simple questions with thoughtful responses that point out key aspects of the food movement.
Yingsoon explains in this interview that his favorite food family is eating Pho with his whole family. A simple memory to Yingsoon points out the importance of culturally relative food to communities, and the importance of family gatherings.
Larissa explains that while healthy food doesn't have to be extremely expensive, some people still cannot afford to consistently purchase healthy foods. This is a major problem relating to food justice and access, and even kids understand this!
Savon's favorite food memory is Sunday Dinner with the family. He explains how everyone brings something they have made to share. Savon points out the importance of coming together over food. A consistent meal with family can become a safe, and trusting space to share, speak, and listen.