IGI's Mobile Market to Begin in July
The Island Grown Initiative mobile market will resume its summer service beginning July 6.
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Island Grown Workshops Continue
Home gardeners can learn regenerative growing practices at one of three upcoming workshops sponsored by Island Grown.
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Mobile Market Makes Changes
Five of the six mobile market stops now require pre-orders for pick-up, with no on-site shopping, Island Grown Initiative has announced. There's also a new schedule.
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Food Waste Disposal is Fee-Free in June
Compost your food scraps for free this month at any Martha's Vineyard transfer station.
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Vineyard Farms Ramp Up Production, Spurred by Demand for Local Food
Island farms are growing more food, thanks to better infrastructure, attention to soil health, extending the growing season, and capturing more food before it goes bad. But food grown on the Vineyard still only accounts for three to four per cent of what year-round Islanders eat.
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Grants Aid Climate Change Planning, Food Insecurity
Two major state and federal grants announced this week will help launch phase two of a Martha’s Vineyard climate change planning initiative and stem Island food insecurity during the ongoing pandemic.
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Garden Giveaway Announced
Container garden kit giveaways start May 20 at the West Tisbury Library.
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Food Waste Recovery Program Ramps Up
Louisa Hufstader
A food waste recovery project begun four years ago on the Vineyard is ramping up again after the pandemic interrupted the bulk of the collections. When restaurants and school cafeterias closed, the initiative lost the main source of the food scraps it turns into compost.
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Island Food Pantry Will Relocate to PA Club
Noah Asimow
In response to rising demand and space needs, the Island Food Pantry will relocate from its longtime home at the United Methodist stone church to the Portuguese American Club, effective Feb. 22.
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Island Grown Receives State Grant
Island Grown Initiative receives $13,270 for its work as part of the statewide Buy Local Coalition.
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