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Migrant workers and Michigan agriculture

“Care for and harvesting of crops is a critical, labor-intensive aspect of our agriculture. Without adequate labor, asparagus, apples, or grapes might go unharvested; corn isn’t de-tasseled, and crops are left to rot in the field. The work…
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The $15 million impact of ArtPrize ... and ArtPrize 2012

nebula: a growing installation by yodraws ArtPrize is the radically open competition in Grand Rapids that any artist in the world who can find space can vote in, anyone in Grand Rapids who wants to create a venue, and open to a vote from…
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Google Search Stories: Ypsilanti's SolarYpsi Project

YouTube and Google have a feature called "Search Stories" about people who are using Google's search to find new ways of doing things. One of the people they profile is Dave Strenski of Ypsilanti, who you can learn more about in the video below. Dave…
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February is National Cherry Month!

Michigan Cherries by jdurchen Did you know that Michigan is the largest producer of Montmorency tart cherries, growing 70-75% of the crop? February is National Cherry Month, and the Cherry Marketing Institute (link below) has bushels of…
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January Michigan Event Calendar

Frankfort, Michigan Lighthouse and Beach by forestlady Here's a few highlights of the many events being held around Michigan for the month of January (be sure to click Read More to see them!). A lot of them are out in the snow for snowmobiles,…
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Absolute Michigan Giveaway: Higher Grounds Trading Company

Higher Grounds Trading Co., was voted one of the top Michigan businesses to watch in 2010 and has been a big part of  getting the nonprofit On the Ground off the ground. On the Ground is involved in a variety of projects including the Chiapas…
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Holiday Giving, Reconsidered

Ernst & Young fill that kettle by kmaz In a recent conversation about how we see need in Michigan, Rob Collier President of the Council of Michigan Foundations told us about several reasons to give charitably this year.  He said, "This…
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Urban Farming and The Kings of Flint

"What we're trying to do is a systems change. We're trying to build up a small, local economy that's place based - that can't pick up and go somewhere else." ~Stephen Arellano, Ruth Mott Foundation in Flint Mallory Horton Waters Plants…
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Experience Great Lakes Week with Great Lakes Now

Edited Oct 17, 2011 to bring in the archived content from Great Lakes Week 2011 Detroit Public Television (DPTV), in partnership with the International Joint Commission, the Great Lakes Commission, U.S. EPA, and Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes…
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TEDx Detroit brings the power of ideas to the Motor City

X Marks the Spot - TEDxDetroit by slaytercreative Check out his awesome TEDx Detroit slideshow too! The 3rd annual TEDx Detroit takes place next Wednesday (September 28). TEDx events are locally planned & independently organized, designed…
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Detroit Design Festival ~ September 21-28, 2011

The inaugural Detroit Design Festival (DDF) starts tomorrow (Wednesday, Sep 21) with a kickoff party from 6-9 PM at New Center Park. DDF is a "crowd-sourced design festival" developed to showcase the talents and abilities Detroit’s creative…
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ArtPrize 2011 in Grand Rapids

The Eyes Have It by pairadocs Our favorite Michigan art event, ArtPrize, kicks off its third year in Grand Rapids this Wednesday. ArtPrize runs September 21 - October 9, 2011. It's billed as a radically open art competition that is open…