no groceries challenge revisited

Originally posted on serenebabe.net:
In May and June, I imposed a “no groceries” rule on myself. I was very low on cash. I wanted to find new ways to save money. I know loads about preparing, cooking, and storing good, healthy food. I also knew I wasn’t using the food I already had in…

Mean People Suck : Senator Marbles linking race & food to poverty

There weren’t a whole lot of people making asses of themselves publicly this week. Unless you want to count Miley Cyrus but that doesn’t have much to do with us poor folks, I guess. Colorado Senator Vicki Marble made some rather rude and racist remarks about fried chicken. Wait, no…I have that wrong. She loves…

Creating an urban garden space

This was a parking lot. This is a project done by a woman who bought an old ice house and renovated it to live in, in an urban area. The garden is her own space that goes with the property but I think it’s a great example of what can come from urban spaces. There…

The Good Stuff: Good news on poverty, food stamp fraud is so low it’s not worth mentioning (yet I just did),and other signs not everyone is with the war on the poor.

I need a better, catchier title for these link round-ups. The Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes has been hosting a community wide SNAP challenge. Participants have left some comments on the blog relaying their experiences during the challenge. –KLF SNAP Challenge blog Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell participated in the SNAP challenge and tweeted about it.  –Twitter …

Teach Me How To Breast Feed [VIDEO]

Urban Matriarch made this awesome video, inspired by women she has helped breastfeed and her own breastfeeding experience. I want to just say a few things about breastfeeding and formula to make it totally clear what my intentions are here, now and in future blog posts. I am a “lactivist”. I support and encourage breastfeeding. I’ve…