Little Rock Archive

The Seed and the Story for April 4: Tatum, Wild Foods, and Medicine in Our Backyards

The Seed and the Story is a weekly column exploring folklife, sustainability, oral history, human rights,and community in Yell County, Arkansas.   The column is published in the Post Dispatch and is syndicated in the Courier.  Please remember to support your local paper and independent media!  The Seed and the Story column is just of many features you can
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Wild Plant Walk and Edible Foraging Series

Last week I had a chance to attend the first in the series of Elevate Arkansas’ Wild Plant Walk and Edible Foraging Series.  Led by Elevate Arkansas director Jeff Dempsey, the walk took place at Allsop Park in Little Rock where we foraged for wild food ranging from plantain grass to wood sorrel. I took
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“The Many Variations of the Arkansas Tattoo” in the Arkansas Times

An article about the Us Tattooed Kids:  Arkansas Project came out in the Arkansas Times today.  Below you’ll find the first few paragraphs. Follow the “read more” link to read the entire article via the Arkansas Times site. The next step in this project will be working toward a radio piece and a hardback book….and
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Arkansas Tattoo Project Update: Visiting the Parlor in Rose City/North Little Rock.

For the past few months we’ve been documenting the prevelance of Arkansas-themed tattoos and the stories behind them. The response has been amazing and generated many conversations about Arkansas as both a place and an idea. Working in partnership with Shoog Radio on KABF, we’ve set up a Facebook page where people can upload their own photos
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Oxford American Offices Open in South Main Neighborhood

The Oxford American magazine recently purchased Juanita’s old space in downtown Little Rock, and this past Saturday they hosted an open house for the new location. The majority of the magazine staff will continue to operate out of their offices at UCA in Conway and this location will serve as both a home base for
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Arkansas Tattoo Project Update

From Cboddy:  “I was doing shows from state to state and I got to represent where I’m from in a way.  And what better way than to put the official Little Rock logo stamped on my arm.”   Discussing what he loves about Arkansas: “Everybody knows everybody, so to me I look at everybody like
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Director Sharon La Cruise Discusses the Film, “Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock.

Last week’s Friday Video was a preview of the upcoming film Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock.  Today on the University of Arkansas campus director of the film, Sharon La Cruise, will preset the film and answer questions. Yesterday Ozarks at Large’s Antoinette Grajeda spoke with La Cruise about the making of the film including her
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Voices from the Root Cafe.

You may recall a recent article for the Arkansas Times about the Root Cafe and their sustainable business model. I also had the opportunity to visit with Root owners Jack and Corri Bristow Sundell about their inspiration for the cafe and just a few of the life events that led up to fulfilling this dream.
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Loblolly Creamery Opens in the Green Corner Store.

I got a chance  to check out the new Little Rock-based cremary last night and posted this short review on the Eat Arkansas blog.   Anyone who is a fan of Arkansas-made foods will want to check this out! Operating out of the historic soda fountain corner of the Green Corner Store on 15th and Main, the newly-opened Loblolly
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Sustainability Means More Than Just Food: Article on the Root Cafe in Arkansas Times.

I recently had the opportunity to visit with Root Cafe owners Jack and Corri Bristow Sundell about the origins of their local food cafe, their inspirations, and plans for the future. A upcoming discussion with the Root owners will air during  Ozarks at Large‘s  series about local businesses in Arkansas and will  explore their thoughts on the
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