Inaugural Summer Food Program for Kids Saw High Demand
Louisa Hufstader
For five weeks this summer, hundreds of Martha’s Vineyard children had a place to eat lunch for free.
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Summer Food Program Takes Shape for Island Kids
Louisa Hufstader
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School will sponsor a summer food program to help provide meals to children 18 and younger during a month-long pilot program. The meals will be prepared at the high school and delivered to three Island sites.
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Promotion Benefits School Gardens

The Vineyard Gazette will donate $11,000 to the Island Grown Initiative on behalf of more than 700 readers who responded to a subscription campaign.

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IGI Names New Executive Director

Rebecca Haag, a Chilmark resident and former business executive, has been named executive director of Island Grown Initiative.

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Each Seed Has a Story at West Tisbury Seed Library
Katie Ruppel
The seed library, a collaboration between the West Tisbury Library, IGS and the Farm Institute, hosted a seed saving workshop on Sunday where Islanders could learn how to process the seeds of beans, lettuce and tomatoes, as well as donate seeds from their own gardens.
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New Community Seed Library Launching
West Tisbury Free Public Library, Island Grown Schools and the Farm Institute will launch a new community seed library initiative, to be housed at the West Tisbury library.
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Pizza Night at the Beach Plum
The Beach Plum and Island Grown Schools continue their partnership by hosting a wood oven pizza night using fresh harvest from local farms.
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Grain of Truth to Growing Rice Here
Noli Taylor
Akaogi farm in Vermont grows a variety of fruits and vegetables, but the thing that brought me there this past week was their most unusual New England crop: rice.
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Always Something Sprouting at Seed Summit
Noli Taylor
On a recent Sunday evening, the West Tisbury Library Community Room was crowded with people leaning over tables covered with white paper bowls. Each bowl was filled with a different kind of seed — some tiny, some huge, some fuzzy, some smooth, and in every shade of red, gray, white, black and brown.
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Island Grown Schools Host Seed Summit
From April 27 to 30, Island Grown Schools is hosting a workshop with a variety of leaders in the sustainable farming field to help plan for the future. They are also hosting a benefit dinner on May 3.
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