Free Summer Lunch Program Returns
Free lunches will be provided to Island families for the sixth year in a row this season as the Island Grown Initiative summer lunch program returns from July 11 to August 19.
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Made for Shade; Rolling Shelter Created at Island Grown Initiative
An airy, wood-slatted mobile shelter was designed and built behind the Thimble Farm greenhouse by a team led by architects Keith Moskow and Robert Linn as part of their Studio North summer workshop.
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Staffing Shortages at Boston Food Bank Hit Island Charities Hard
Nonprofits that feed hundreds of hungry Islanders every week are facing unprecedented reductions in supplies of groceries, at a time when the need is growing. Staffing shortages at the Greater Boston Food Bank are one issue.
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MVC Approves Expansion Project at Farm Hub
Phase one of a major expansion project at Island Grown Farms won the unanimous approval of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday night.
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Hearing Closes on IGI Master Plan Expansion
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission closed a public hearing Thursday on the first phase of a master plan for Island Grown Initiative after discussing nitrogen mitigation and an archeology report.
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On a Mission to Feed Body and Soul
At the Island Food Pantry, operations manager Sharon Brown teaches people how to stretch 15 cents to create a dollar's worth of food in a meal.
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Island Grown Initiative Unveils Master Plan for Community Farm Hub
A new education center, employee housing and a new vision for the future for Island Grown Initiative were unveiled at a public hearing Thursday night .
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New Film Spotlights Island’s Diverse Food Equity Movement
The latest documentary by Island filmmaker Len Morris, A Culture of Caring, takes an upbeat, engaging tour of the increasingly diverse food equity network on Martha’s Vineyard.
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Tight on Space, Island Anti-Hunger Network Eyes Solutions
When the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Trust began its seafood donation program earlier this year, the nonprofit ran into an obstacle that regularly confronts other Island anti-hunger groups: a shortage of places to store the food.
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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.
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