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Growing the Backyard adjacent to the Cultural Wellness Center

Growing the Backyard adjacent to the Cultural Wellness Center

  Get involved! Do you have a garden related skill you would like to share with your neighbors? Want to host a SkillShare in your yard? Want to learn something new? Topics may include (depending on interest): basics of urban farming aquaponics garden planning seed starting starting a garden garden maintenance growing food [...]

Growing the Backyard CHAT Returns to its Roots

Growing the Backyard CHAT Returns to its Roots

Container Garden at 2020 Oakland Avenue By Cherry Flowers and Tim Page With renewed enthusiasm, and building on the successes of previous years, Growing the Backyard CHAT (Community Health Action Team) members are focusing energy on truly GROWING the backyards of residents in the “Backyard” neighborhoods! Growing the Backyard CHAT is part of [...]

DO THE BYI *CHATS HAVE THE CAPACITY TO BUILD HEALTH?

DO THE BYI *CHATS HAVE THE CAPACITY TO BUILD HEALTH?

HIGHLIGHTS: Backyard Initiative Evaluation Report NOTE: “Evaluation” is often considered to be something that is done AFTER a project or program has been completed. The BYI is evaluating as the work unfolds. This allows the teams doing the work of the BYI to tweak and improve in order to increase the impact of the health improvement efforts [...]

2014 Allina Backyard Initiative Dinner Dialogue

2014 Allina Backyard Initiative Dinner Dialogue

BYI Circle of Healing Practitioners Highlight: Beyond Historical Trauma

BYI Circle of Healing Practitioners Highlight: Beyond Historical Trauma

by Nancy Bordeaux and Phoebe Iron Necklace Six years ago, Nancy Bordeaux and I crossed paths at a Native American naming ceremony for my Grandson. Our conversation subsequently revolved around the powerful responsibilities we “Oceti Sakowin win” were entrusted to uphold within our respective families and communities. Fast forwarding the [...]

Community Health Action Teams

Community Health Action Teams

LEARN more about the BACKYARD INITIATIVE Community Health Action Teams the THIRD Thursday of each month 5 to 7 pm Midtown Global Market (next to Mapps Coffee) NEXT MEETING: Oct. 16, 2014 Questions? Call 612-721-5745

Circle of Healing & T.E.E.N.S.

Circle of Healing & T.E.E.N.S.

Amen Corner with COMMUNITIES OF LIGHT CO-OPERATIVE

Amen Corner with COMMUNITIES OF LIGHT CO-OPERATIVE

We invite you to come to speak your truth about yourself, your struggles, your stories, your ideas, your family, your community and your world.Please join Communities of Light at the Amen Corner, in Peavey Park, Thrones Plaza every Saturday in October, Noon-4:00 p.m. (Chicago & Franklin Avenues.)dee henry williams Growing the Backyard [...]

BYI End of the Summer Celebration At the Home of Rose Lobley

BYI End of the Summer Celebration  At the Home of Rose Lobley

Learning with the BYI TEENS Project

Learning with the BYI TEENS Project

by Carl Lobley, Denisse Sanchez, Braysheen Martin and Rose Lobley Hello, Back Yard Initiative Community! We are the TEENS Project. TEENS stands for “Teens Entering Existing Networking Systems”. We are a peer-to-peer youth leadership and entrepreneurial skills development organization in cooperation with the Back Yard Initiative. We seek to [...]

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