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Urban Eden: Farming in Detroit

According to the 2010 US Census, about 80 percent of the population lives in what is considered an “urban” area, meaning only approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population lives rurally. Historically, it tends to be more difficult to find fresh fruits and veggies…

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Michigan Farm-to-Table Restaurants Roundup

  If you’re looking for a meal that’s fresh and locally-sourced, farm-to-table restaurants have you covered. The trend of restaurants using ingredients fresh from the farm shows no signs of slowing down as consumers demand quality and sustainability in their food….

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Chuck Gaidica: A Visit to the 5-H Farms Stand

Editor’s note: Chuck Gaidica is a paid spokesperson for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, where he works to have real conversations with local people about matters that affect their health.  I love roadside farmer’s stands. I have traveled the state the…

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Spice Up Your Michigan Carrots with Two Recipes You’ll Love

They’re orange, crunchy and kind of sweet … I’m talking about Michigan carrots of course. Carrots have a bad reputation as a boring vegetable and aren’t often seen as a very versatile ingredient. We would argue that carrots are actually quite complex, filled…

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#MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Week 4

As summer comes to a close and fans get ready for football, more than 500 kids across Michigan are nearing the end of the #MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Challenge. During the final week, kids and parents will learn about the…

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Take it Outside: 5 Tips to Step Up Your Outdoor Workout

Hiding out in a gym to get your sweat session in? Break free from treadmill drudgery and gather inspiration from your natural surroundings! Cari Draft owns EcoTrek Fitness, which offers outdoor fitness classes throughout West Michigan. “Anything you can do…

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VIDEO: Metro Detroit Youth Day

What started as a way to bring the community together during a time of turmoil has grown into one of the most anticipated events of the summer. Now in it’s 33rd year, Metro Detroit Youth Day’s mission is to inspire children to…

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Tour de TART: Grab a Bike and Join in the Fun Tomorrow

The Tour de France may get all the bike-racing glory, but Michigan is home to a number of fun cycling events of its own. And one is coming up soon — as in tomorrow! TART (Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation)…

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Nature Called: Why One West Michigan Personal Trainer Took Her Business Outside

As a 15-year personal training veteran, Cari Draft is no stranger to gyms. Still, a chance continuing education class about outdoor fitness in 2006 took her business to new places: beaches, playgrounds, bleachers, and trails for starters. “I don’t ever…

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