Little Rock Archive

Arkansas Local Food Network Community Fund

Community funds are an excellent way to pool resources and help people in need. Based on the concept of giving circles, and inspired by the activities at the Conway Locally Grown Market, the Arkansas Local Food Network recently began a Community Fund to help area growers find start-up money to get their operations up and
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Dealing with Drought: Portraits from Three Little Rock Community Gardens

Little Rock’s local food movement is growing. Throughout the city vacant lots are transforming into community gardens and local farmers markets are thriving. But how are these ventures, many of them only a year or two old, dealing with unprecedented heat and drought? Produced for KUAF’s Ozarks at Large program, this radio piece profiles three Little
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Monday Music: Adam Faucett “The Way You See It” and “I Don’t Need You to Love Me Anymore.”

Today’s Monday Music comes from Arkansas-born singer songwriter Adam Faucett. Originally from Benton and currently based out of Little Rock, Faucett’s voice and lyrics falls on your ears like an avalanche. Behind that, near-delicate intricate finger picking. Sometimes performing alone and sometimes with his band the Tall Grass, Faucett has released three albums, most recently
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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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Why Carlos Stays In Detroit (and Why James Stays in Little Rock): Dispatch from Detroit Part 2.

In our second piece from Little Rock residents who traveled to Detroit for the Detroit 2012 ReImagining conference, James Szenher offers this profile of his visit with master craftsman Carlos Nielbock, a metalworker dedicated to his craft and his home. Inspired by Nieblock’s work and commitment, Szenher explores what constitutes a decision to call a place home
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Dispatch from Detroit: Part 1

The Boiled Down Juice explores concepts of community tradition, community action, and creative living, among many other things. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for reading!  In our ongoing effort to explore the concepts behind emergent locally-based economies, sustainability initiatives, and democratic action, we’re exploring conferences, discussions, and various forms of action taking place around the nation
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Dr. Mindy Fullilove “Neighbor Like You Mean It.”

The Boiled Down Juice explores concepts of community tradition, community action, and creative living, among many other things. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for reading!  Dr. Mindy Fullilove, a research psychiatrist at New York State Psychiatric Institute and a professor of clinical psychiatry and public health at Columbia University, spoke this past Friday to a packed room
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Friday Video: Little Rock Stories

This week’s Friday Video features a Little Rock-based project seeking a small Good Maker grant to do some amazing work in Little Rock. This project touches on alternative economies, movements of localism and sustainability, and the connections of these movements to democratic action. The group applying for this grant is part of a larger collective of
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Craft Activism Interview with Gale Zucker

We recently posted about a yarn bombing in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas in conjunction with the Arkansas Literary Festival. While at the festival, I had a chance to visit with Gale Zucker, photographer and co-author of the book Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join
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Yarnbombing in downtown Little Rock.

Yesterday as part of the Arkansas Literary Fest in Little Rock several people gathered to yarn bomb the area around the river market library and the youth section of the library itself.  Sometimes called knit graffiti, yarn bombing involves taking knitted objects and decorating typically urban landscapes, an attempt to add beauty and color to
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