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Micro-Grants Encourage Biodiversity in Local Food System

Micro-Grants Encourage Biodiversity in Local Food System

Guest Blogger
3/31/15
Eat Local, Sustainable Business

Slow Food West Michigan recently announced the recipients of its inaugural Biodiversity Micro-Grants. The grants provide funding to small-scale farmers cultivating heirloom varieties and heritage breeds, and are in the amount of $200 to $500.

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Institute for Local Self Reliance releases survey results

Institute for Local Self Reliance releases survey results

Ricardo Benavidez
3/23/15
Local Business, Sustainable Business

Are you curious about how local first campaigns impact businesses in your community? Ricardo Benavidez has the scoop on how local businesses fare.

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Local First produces INsight for entrepreneurs

Local First produces INsight for entrepreneurs

News Source
3/23/15
Local Business, Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainable Business

The 2014 INsight Conference, hosted by the Grand Rapids-based nonprofit, was such a hit that Local First is bringing it back for another year.

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3 things to consider when trying to get the most bang for your “buy local” buck

3 things to consider when trying to get the most bang for your “buy local” buck

News Source
3/13/15
Local Business, Sustainable Business

How to make sure that the money you spend stays local.

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Growers’ Fare to connect farmers and consumers

Growers’ Fare to connect farmers and consumers

News Source
3/11/15
Eat Local, Food, Sustainable Business, Local Business

Local First is preparing to host its first Growers' Fare at Downtown Market.

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The Charm of Community Supported Agriculture

The Charm of Community Supported Agriculture

Allysa Metzner
2/25/15
Eat Local, Food

An inside look at Community Supported Agriculture and why you should do it.

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