by Anna Asendorf | 07/19/2011 - 11:24am

The locally-owned grocery store aims to educate consumers about the benefits of environmentally friendly seafood

Tags: Food, West
by Anna Asendorf | 07/11/2011 - 9:44am

Serving hobby gardeners and commercial and organic farmers alike, the Dane County Food System provides research and expert-based solutions to growers in the area.

Tags: Food, Education
by Anna Asendorf | 06/30/2011 - 2:29pm

Metcalfe’s Market has been named the number one supermarket in Wisconsin for seafood sustainability by the environmental organization Greenpeace.

Tags: Food
by Rory Linnane | 05/16/2011 - 11:08am

It wasn’t your ordinary BLT.

On March 30, when the 93rd customer of the day ordered lunch at the new Slow Food Café, the student chefs were nearly out of ingredients for their “Big, Local and Tasty” sandwich. What the customer got was a “bacon grilled cheese mash up.”

by Rory Linnane | 05/10/2011 - 4:55pm

When it comes time to plant new peas at the Lapham Elementary School garden this year, there might not be anyone there to do it.

Jim Hansen, who for five years has coordinated the garden and introduced hundreds of students to the soil, plants and critters, might not be able to continue working at Lapham if his position is defunded.

Like most school garden initiatives, Hansen’s position is tenuous, dependent on funding from parent groups and grants.

“Trying to run any kind of project on soft money, I think, is really dicey,” he said.

by Rory Linnane | 05/10/2011 - 4:09pm

State farmers worry about cuts to BadgerCare, farmland preservation programs

Tags: Food, City
by Hannah McClung | 05/04/2011 - 9:27am

Several residents to the east of Madison-Kipp Corporation’s Waubesa plant were informed last week that there are elevated levels of contaminated soil vapors under their homes.

by Taylor Curley | 04/25/2011 - 10:59pm

Most professors assign essays for extra credit. Jack Kloppenburg takes a different approach.

Tags: Food
by Taylor Curley | 04/25/2011 - 10:25pm

In the spring of 2008, UW-Madison sophomore Xavier Curtis sat in a crammed lecture hall anxiously waiting for class to start. As students piled into the rickety wooden seats and the chatter quieted down, Professor Jack Kloppenberg wrote the name of the class on the blackboard: “IES 112, Introduction to Environmental Studies.”

Tags: Food
by Rory Linnane | 03/22/2011 - 4:54pm

When students at Midvale Elementary enter their schoolyard, they are greeted by a veritable fairytale. Delicate white moonflowers glow from the outer space garden patch. A beanstalk reaches into the sky above them. A sunflower hut beckons their imaginations.

But the children aren’t here to play. Carrying rulers, pencils and paper, they head for the math garden where they will track the growth of different plants—and maybe dally to pluck some fresh raspberries along the way.