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Getting to Know the Backyard Initiative Resource Center

Getting to Know the Backyard Initiative Resource Center

Teens gather in the BYI Resource Center to here about some of the results of the Backyard Initiative’s research project from one of the BYI Research Team members, Dimpho Orizoni, Allina Health. by Carl Lobley, Rose Lobley, Deena Anders and Minkara Tezet The Backyard Initiative Resource Center The Backyard Initiative (BYI) Resource [...]

HARVEST TIME FOR GROWING THE BACKYARD

HARVEST TIME FOR GROWING THE BACKYARD

Growing the Backyard’s Farm Stand at the Midtown Global Market by Candis  Mckelvy, member of Growing the Backyard Community Health Action Team The original plan in 2010 for Growing the Backyard, a Community Healthy Action Team or CHAT involved since the early days of the Backyard Initiative, was to support local residents who wanted to grow [...]

Out in the Backyard October 2016

Out in the Backyard October 2016

BACKYARD INITIATIVE: A Cultural Wellness Center community engaged model for improving health of communities, cultures, and corporate partners

BACKYARD INITIATIVE: A Cultural Wellness Center community engaged model for improving health of communities, cultures, and corporate partners

In 2008, residents of South Mpls, the CEO of Allina, and African American, Native American, and European American elders from Mpls. and St. Paul, approached the Cultural Wellness Center’s (CWC) Executive Director/elder activist and requested that CWC design the model of engagement for what is now known as the Backyard Initiative (BYI). Eight [...]

ReTHINK Your Drink — Every Sip Counts!

ReTHINK Your Drink — Every Sip Counts!

A partnership between the Backyard Initiative and the City of Minneapolis The BYI youth’s interest in reducing sugary drink consumption was ignited by the Teens Entering Existing Networking Systems (TEENS) Project’s (BYI’s youth-oriented Community Health Action Team’s) participation in the City of Minneapolis’ ReThink Your Drink, Every [...]

COMMUNITIES OF LIGHT OPENS–AMEN CORNER–JULY 9, 2016

COMMUNITIES OF LIGHT OPENS–AMEN CORNER–JULY 9, 2016

COMMUNITIES OF LIGHT OPENS AMEN CORNER Thrones Plaza- Corner of Chicago and Franklin Avenues JULY 9, 2016 ~ SATURDAY ~  Noon-3:00 P.M. We are pleased to announce that we have added new volunteers from the Communities of Light Co-op to support the Amen Corner 2016 session.  Please come and support us. The Amen Corner opens [...]

Spreading Care through the Backyard Initiative

Spreading Care through the Backyard Initiative

Carl Lobley, Andre Graham and Minkara Tezet, Cultural Wellness Center and the Backyard Initiative-attending the International Health Fair,Saturday, April 16th at the Midtown Global Market.Photo Credits: Minkara Tezet The BYI Back Page is produced each month as a collaborative venture between the BYI Communications CHAT & Alley [...]

LOOK! Just Half of the BACKYARD INITIATIVE Activities in April!!!

LOOK! Just Half of the BACKYARD INITIATIVE Activities in April!!!

A partial sampling of the activities hosted by the leaders and members of the BYI Community Health Action Teams (CHATs).  There is so much happening, there was not even room to list all of it! photo by Susan Gust Growing the Backyard *MIDTOWN GLOBAL MARKET; * SABATHANI-Central Neighborhood; *WAITE HOUSE; *EAST PHILLIPS CULTURAL [...]

LOOK! Just Half of the BACKYARD INITIATIVE Activities in March!!!

LOOK! Just Half of the BACKYARD INITIATIVE Activities in March!!!

A partial sampling of the activities hosted by the leaders and members of the BYI Community Health Action Teams (CHATs). Watch for the activities from the other CHATs to be featured on the BYI Back Page in the May issue! There is so much happening, there was not room to list all of the exciting happenings! Anchor Families MIDTOWN EXCHANGE 1. [...]

What is the Backyard Initiative?

What is the Backyard Initiative?

By Susan Gust, Communications CHAT Editorial Note by BYI Communications CHAT Leader, Susan Gust: I recently had a conversation with some community workers who work in the Phillips Community who said: “I have heard about the “Backyard Initiative” and I know it is covered on the back page of The Alley Newspaper but I don’t know what the [...]

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