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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 [...]

What is the purpose of the BYI Communications CHAT?

What is the purpose of the BYI Communications CHAT?

“This CHAT works to lessen and ultimately eliminate the divide between people who have information and those who do not so that everyone has the opportunity to be engaged in a healthy community.” What is the role of the Communications CHAT as part of the BYI? The BYI Communications CHAT is a resource to the BYI in two important, general [...]

Circle of Healing: a CHAT of the Backyard Initiative

Circle of Healing: a CHAT of the Backyard Initiative

Who is the ‘Circle of Healing’? The Circle of Healing Practitioners Community Cultural Health Action Team (CHAT) is a collaborative of Backyard Initiative practitioners including but not limited to complementary healers and elders who are representative of different cultural traditions, conventional health professionals and community care [...]

Harvesting the Balance of the Autumn Equinox

Harvesting the Balance of the Autumn Equinox

Photo Credit: Susan Gust As we reach this season, we have to take time to see what has come into maturity. As we look at ourselves in the mirror we can be honest about the lessons we are harvesting from the growing seasons of spring and summer. Autumn is a time for us to begin to find our balance again. As the planet begins its tilt away from the [...]

5,000 Year Old ‘King of Herbs’-KOREAN GINSENG

5,000 Year Old ‘King of Herbs’-KOREAN GINSENG

Rose Gbdamassi, Circle of Healing CHAT member hosts the BYI October All CHAT Meeting featuring Aiko Steans and Dr. Breslows who presented on Korean GinsengPhotos by Tim McCall Korean Ginseng has been in use for over 5,000 years and is called the ‘King Of Herbs’ due to its energizing and revitalizing effects on the human body. Traditionally, [...]

ReThink Your Drink, Every Sip Counts! Backyard Initiative and the Minneapolis Health Department Partnership

ReThink Your Drink, Every Sip Counts! Backyard Initiative and the Minneapolis Health Department Partnership

BY ANDRE GRAHAM, BYI TEENS Project The Minneapolis Health Department (MHD) launched the ReThink Your Drink, Every Sip Counts! campaign to encourage people and places to choose healthier beverages over sugary drinks. MHD partnered with several community organizations to help raise awareness about the link between frequent sugary drink consumption [...]

THE BACKYARD GROWS FOOD!

THE BACKYARD GROWS FOOD!

by Cherry Flowers, Growing the Backyard CHAT Introduction to this Special Feature: Growing the Backyard Community Health Action Team (CHAT), one of ten CHATS of the Backyard Initiative (BYI), encourages and celebrates the growing of culturally relevant foods and medicinal herbs in the Backyard neighborhoods. What better way to encourage growing [...]

COMMUNITY GARDENS IN THE AREA OF THE BACKYARD INITIATIVE: (A partial listing)

COMMUNITY GARDENS IN THE AREA OF THE BACKYARD INITIATIVE: (A partial listing)

Growing the backyard container demonstration garden by the Cultural Wellness Center designed and maintained by Tim Page. Photo credit: Cherry Flowers Cultural Wellness Center Garden 2020 Oakland Ave Contact: Tim Page, 651-271-3795, tpage4@gmail.com As part of the Backyard Initiative, this site is organized by Tim Page, project lead of Growing [...]

Markets in the BYI

Markets in the BYI

Midtown Farmers Market—Fresh Local Flavor For All. midtownfarmersmarket.org Enjoy freshly prepared food while you fill your bag with produce, meats and cheeses from local farms, browse the wares of local artists, and enjoy the entertainment. Join us every Tuesday, 3 to 7 pm and Saturday, 8 to 1 pm throughout the season at the most accessible [...]

Hue-MAN Partnership Project: Healthy Men, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities

Hue-MAN Partnership Project: Healthy Men, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities

The Hue-MAN Partnership Project consists of health care, community engagement, and professional organizations seeking to address the health crisis among young and middle-age men, primarily men of color. The Hue-MAN Partnership Project continues to collaborate to reduce health disparities among men in the community. Moreover, the collaborative [...]

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