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March 29, 2015 | Andy Northrop | “Harmonious” innovation spawns from Paraguay’s Landfill.
March 27, 2015 | Glenn Pape | A new report from Smart Growth America shows benefits of complete streets.
March 26, 2015 | Elaine M. Bush | Learn how to prepare for springtime disasters most common in Michigan: flood, tornado and wildfire.
March 26, 2015 | Brad Neumann | Urban livestock workgroup calls for the creation of an urban agriculture act to stimulate and support efforts to raise and grow food locally.
March 26, 2015 | Brad Neumann | After two years with lower than normal risk, much of the upper Midwest is predicted to have higher than normal wildfire risk this April.
March 25, 2015 | Michelle Neff | Michigan is part of a six-state, federally-funded research project called Voices for Food. This article explores how the youth perspective is included in this grant.
March 24, 2015 | Bethany Prykucki | CHAT program offers opportunity for communities to share valuable feedback.
March 20, 2015 | Kurt H. Schindler | In late 2014, the Freedom of Information Act was amended, changing how information requests are charged. In order for a local government to be able to charge anything public bodies need to adopt FOIA policies and guidelines before July 1, 2015.
March 19, 2015 | Kendra Wills | Michigan hens lay about 227 million eggs each year, so you can support local food production by purchasing local eggs.
March 19, 2015 | Garrett Ziegler | A brief introduction into what the term Community Supported Agriculture means and the benefits for consumers and farmers.
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Date: Mar 30, 2015
Location: Roseville City Hall, 29777 Gratiot Avenue, Roseville, MI 48066
Date: Mar 30, 2015
Location: Manistee City Hall (3rd floor), 70 Maple Street, Manistee, MI 49660
Date: Mar 31, 2015
Location: Kent County MSUE, 775 Ball Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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