LA Kitchen: Revealing the power of food

Recently, Susan and I traveled to Los Angeles to see culinary workforce training programs in action. The visit to LA Kitchen was fantastic! Robert Egger, staff and students were gracious hosts. It was day one for Class VI and we had the privilege to spend it with them, including my favorite – family meal! Listening to participants share their backgrounds and why they were there…

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Food Hub Renovation Progresses

The food hub renovation is taking shape. Demolition to remove walls between the two buildings has been completed. The electrical panel has been installed and connected by OPPD. And as with most buildings circa 1900 undergoing an adaptive reuse process, a few surprises surfaced. We discovered four separate water and gas lines in one building. Damaged…

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Spring is here

Where did winter go? It is officially spring. For some, spring is nature’s annual recurring gift to us to ‘get it right’. For food systems organizations like No More Empty Pots that means the kickoff of another season that includes engaging community, supporting farmers, top-dressing and planting gardens, distributing food, refining processes and procedures, hiring…

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Growing Foods Connections

by Susan Whitfield Susan Whitfield, Project Manager for No More Empty Pots, represented Omaha, NE at the Growing Foods Connections Community of Opportunity (GFC COO) interview session at the American Land Trust National conference Farmland, Food and Livable Communities held in Lexington, KY on October 20-22, 2014. Growing Food Connections (GFC) is a five year,…

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