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Nourishing a Farming Community

Team members in Des Moines, Iowa, feed their community with fresh produce from Wells Fargo’s giving garden.
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When people think of Iowa, they often envision lush farmland and plentiful fresh fruits and vegetables, said Sarai Rice, executive director of the Des Moines Area Religious Council. The reality, she added, is farming in Iowa mostly consists of producing corn and soy beans that don’t necessarily end up on local residents’ tables. Watch the video at Wells Fargo Stories.

America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to open new community center and café
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DETROIT, November 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is debuting America’s first sustainable urban agrihood, an alternative neighborhood growth model in Detroit’s lower North End that positions agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use urban development.

Aramark Launches Health and Wellness Educational Series for Families at Morristown Neighborhood House

Program kicks off with establishment of new urban gardens to provide fresh produce and inspire healthy lifestyles
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For many families living in metropolitan centers, access to fresh, healthy food is a daily struggle. Combined with a lack of understanding about good nutrition, it can lead to diet-related health problems like obesity and diabetes.  

Aramark is helping provide solutions to these issues, with a series of Healthy For Life™ health and wellness programs that will teach children and adults how to grow and prepare fresh, nutritious food.  

Food Scraps to Garden Snacks: GM Ren Cen Compost Benefits Urban Farms

We're taking our waste reduction efforts a step further at our landfill-free global headquarters through a new composting initiative that will benefit urban farms in Detroit.
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Landfill-free is not a finish line. Even after a facility achieves landfill-free status, we still look for ways to reduce its impact.

Take our global headquarters, the 5.5 million square foot GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. We’re now composting food prep scraps from various restaurant kitchens. So far we’ve collected 12,000 pounds since April—about the weight of an elephant.

GM Renaissance Center Now Composts Food Scraps

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DETROIT, August 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - General Motors’ Global Headquarters, a multi-office tower complex that sends no waste to landfills, now composts food preparation scraps from its various Renaissance Center restaurant kitchens for use in urban farming initiatives throughout the city.

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