West Michigan’s small-scale alternative food systems — and the future of such endeavors

Even though Grand Rapids is a mid-size city, it does have a small-town feel — once you’ve been here a while you start to realize everybody pretty much knows everybody else. When I first moved here and asked people who I should talk to about the food system, I heard two names over and over: Tom Cary and Gail...

Marie Catrib’s: Finding love, and community, in the center of the G-Rap universe

The following is a guest post from Stephanie Pierce in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Stephanie writes, dreams, and plans at Fourth Sector Consulting, a for-benefit company that works only with mission-driven organizations. Her unofficial title is Practical Wonderer. Stephanie is a graduate of Albion College,...

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