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Michigan Farm to Institution Network launched

On April 3rd, the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) and the Ecology Center launched a network to unite farmers, food processors, and food service directors in increasing the amount of Michigan food served in institutions. Read More »

​​2014 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums - Local Food

Join Hillary, Ecology Center's Healthy Food Program Director, in a discussion about local food, including highlights from the Ann Arbor farmers market, our local food economy, and tips on how to support and participate in Ann Arbor's local food system. ​ Read More »

National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Registration for the 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Powering Up is OPEN! Read More »

Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care - March 25, 2014

The 4th Annual Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care is an educational and networking event for Health Care providers and industry partners. A Keynote Luncheon with Jeff Thompson, CEO of Gundersen Health System, is followed by two panel discussions featuring experts on sustainably-based clinical operations and infrastructure. Read More »

Michigan Farm to Institution Network to unveil local food campaign

The Michigan Farm to Institution Network, a statewide collaboration to put more locally grown food on the plates served to students, patients, visitors and employees at institutions across the state, will be inaugurated at a day-long program meeting April 3 in Lansing. Read More »

‘Fruit and vegetable prescription’ program helps at-risk patients improve their health by promoting access to fresh, local produce

A “fruit and vegetable prescription” program designed to increase access to fresh, locally grown produce among at-risk patients in Detroit has shown promise as a way to reduce diet-related medical problems including obesity, diabetes and hypertension. Read More »

Fruit & Vegetable Rx Detroit

Action on Misuse of Antibiotics in Agriculture

Health care facilities or organizations can sign-on to letter to Obama Administration by December 9, 2013. Read More »

New Healthy Food Staff

We're growing! The Ecology Center is very excited to welcome Alyson Olsin and Nicki Milgrom as our two newest additions to the food team. Read more about each of them and what they’ll be working on below.   Read More »

New Healthcare Farmers Market Guide

Hospitals Sow Seeds for Healthier Communities: Growing farm stands and farmers markets in Michigan is a step-by-step guide for hospitals beginning a farm stand or market as well as a listing of the more than 20 sites, including location, day, time, food assistance Read More »