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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 [...]

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 [...]

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