Food Archive

Farm to Table and “Southern Foodways as Cultural Memory and Everyday Resistance.”

This post is part of our weekly “The Seed and the Story” series, a partnership with the Courier newspaper and the McElroy House: Organization for Folklife, Oral History and Community Action.  Did you have a chance to attend the CAAH (Conserving Arkansas’s Agricultural Heritage) Pope County Seed Swap last Saturday? We had a wonderful time
Category: Arkansas

Intergenerational Gardening with Whitney Wills and Bryan Mader

The Seed and the Story is a weekly column exploring folklife, oral history, and community in central Arkansas, particularly the Yell County area where the column originates. The column is published in the Post Dispatch and is syndicated in the Courier. As part of our ongoing research via the McElroy House: Organization for Folklife, Oral History and Community
Category: Arkansas

Friday Video: “The Real Science is the Science of Interconnection.” Vandana Shiva on the Problem with Genetically-Modified Seeds

Friday Video posts are a (semi) regular feature on the Boiled Down Juice and explore concepts of community, history, and culture. If you’re interested in suggesting a video, please let us know. We’d love to hear your ideas.  If you’re already familiar with GMO (genetically-modified organisms) and have been following the recent developments, or if
Category: Food

Growing and Gleaning for Food Banks in Central Arkansas

Hunger is a problem throughout the United States, especially in Arkansas which ranks third in the nation for instances of food insecurity. Access to fresh food is especially difficult for people in low income communities who may not have access to grocery stores providing a regular supply of fresh food. And many fruits and vegetables
Category: Arkansas

Humans, Animals, Land: Camaraderie Birdtown, Arkansas.

The Seed and the Story is a weekly column written by Boiled Down Juice editor Meredith Martin-Moats exploring folklife, oral history, and community in central Arkansas, particularly the Yell County area where the column originates. The column is published in the Post Dispatch and is syndicated in the Courier and on the Boiled Down Juice. Topics included in
Category: Animals

Food Security Farms, Delta College Initiative, and Homeless Shelters for LGBT Youth: Highlights from the Arkansas Times Big Ideas

Every year the Arkansas Times publishes their annual Big Ideas issue, dedicating an entire section of the weekly publication to reader’s submissions outlining their ideas about how to make Arkansas a better place to call home. The ideas range from the expansive (cutting health care costs) to the seemingly hyper-local (grants for backyard chickens).  Some of
Category: Arkansas

A Study to Strengthen Local Food Systems in the Little Rock Area

There’s a new project underway in Little Rock  helping to identify the underpinnings of a vibrant, healthy and local food system. Engaging a diverse group of stakeholders including civic leaders, institutional leaders, politicians, business leaders, food producers, and consumers, the project will engage in participatory research to learn what exactly the city needs to support
Category: Arkansas

Friday Videos: Selections from the Reel Civil Rights Film Fest

The Reel Civil Rights Film Fest begins today in Little Rock. Operating in connection with the Little Rock Film Festival, the event is also affiliated with the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. The festival will take through September 25th, leading up to the 55th anniversary of the desegregation crisis at Little Rock
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McElroy House: Organization for Folklife, Oral History, and Community Action Fall Internship

The McElroy House Organization for Folklife, Oral History and Community Action is offering a fall internship for students at Arkansas Tech University.  The independent study will focus on documenting and partnerning with both gardens and farmer’s markets in the area. To learn more visit the McElroy House’s full description online here.  To download and share
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Celebrating Local Food and a Sustainable Business Model: Potluck Celebration at the Root Cafe.

The Root, a local foods cafe in Little Rock supporting regional and local growers, will host a one year celebration potluck party tomorrow, Saturday July 21st, from 4:00 until 8:00 PM. Everyone is invited to attend. Foods will include BBQ from Falling Sky Farm, as well as BBQ Tofu, will be provided. Guests are asked
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