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Blooming trees along Rose Avenue in Kalamazoo / Erik Holladay
Through Our City: A comic about the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Because there is more than one way to tell a story Southwest Michigan's Second Wave asked artist Simon Borst to create a graphic way of telling of the tale of the Kalamazoo Valley River Trail. He presents a story of gaps in the trail and what they mean for trail users.
Rambling Naturalists teach the secrets of nature and a good life
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Whether in character or as themselves, Wil and Sarah Reding have a lot of wisdom to share about the natural world around us. Zinta Aistars talked to them about their business Rent A Rambling Naturalist that's more than telling a good yarn.
Kalamazoo Farmers Market: 'A Masterpiece in the Making'
Thursday, May 02, 2013
This year for the first time the People's Food Co-op will manage Kalamazoo Farmers Market on Bank Street. Market Manager Chris Broadbent talks with Donna McClurkan about what's ahead for the market formerly run by the City of Kalamazoo that is known to be the place to be on a Saturday morning to meet friends and find a fresh bunch of radishes.
Much more than vegetables grow at Sprout Urban Farms
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A community gathering to talk about ways to improve life where they live led to organizing a farm in the city. Zinta Aistars has the story of Sprout Urban Farm.
As a Beacon Community, Battle Creek can show others how change happens
Jane C. Parikh
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A three-year initiative targeting social issues in Battle Creek funded with a $1.4 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has begun. The goal is for the community to not only deal with its issues but become a national model for resolving challenges. That's why they call it a Beacon Community. Jane Parikh reports.
Residential upstairs, retail downstairs mix things up at Metropolitan Center
Jane C. Parikh
Thursday, April 04, 2013
It took major doing on many levels, but the Metropolitan Center is now a model of what can be done when there's will to overcome what others believe is impossible. Jane Parikh talks to James Dally about how his company's redevelopment brings together residential and retail in a historic blend.
One-of-a-kind jams, foraged foods keep elder fires burning
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Elder Fire Farm Arts is a small, grass roots operation that says its revolutionizing the food system--through jam. Zinta Aistars talks to Heather Colburn about jams, kimchee and preserving the harvest as long as one can.
Saving for the day he can build his own tiny house on wheels
Jane C. Parikh
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Maybe it's the mortgage crisis. Maybe it's a growing sense that a bigger house is not better. Whatever the motivation, tiny houses on wheels are hitting a chord with people. Jane Parikh talks to a Kalamazoo man with plans for one of his own.
Forum finds common ground in the earth beneath our feet
Thursday, February 07, 2013
What do Green Drinks and sustainable business practices have in common? Leaders of the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum tell Zinta Aistars all about it.
Remembering the Top 10 stories of 2012
Thursday, January 10, 2013
What do bitcoins, roses, and Tim Fischell have in common? They were the subjects of the top three most read Southwest Michigan's Second Wave stories in 2012. To find out what stories round out the top 10, read on.
Gone to the Dogs
Jordan Hochstetler of Joho Productions
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The first time Mary Vowell's dogs saw a mush team go by they quivered in excitement. She knew they were born to run. Vowell went on to teach them to mush and now takes them out running in the woods all year round.
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