Media Stories 2013

AmeriCorps VISTA Members Receiving Little Pay Due to Shutdown

9&10 News, October 14, 2013

The shutdown is having an impact on some young people in Northern Michigan. AmeriCorps VISTA members work for non-profits for a year, all while living on a stipend that covers just their necessities. As the shutdown lingers on, they say they are only receiving some of their pay.

Concert Pays Homage to Local Activist 

Traverse City Record Eagle, July 11, 2013

The SEEDS School of Rock campers prepared for the concert this week at Twin Lakes Park with the help of musicians from Earthwork Music Collective. Campers’ work will be on display during the concert at the City Opera House, where they will play a collection of songs they wrote along with several tunes selected by Bob Russell, to whom the show is dedicated.

SEEDS Summer Day Camp Teaches Students to Expand their Horizons

Manistee News Advocate, June 12, 2013

The summer program at Kaleva Norman Dickson combined with the program at CASMAN Academy. "The whole idea of the program is to give kids exposure to things they normally wouldn't get the chance to take part in," said SEEDS coordinator Ben Parsons.

Photo of the Day 

Traverse City Record Eagle, May 23, 2013

SEEDS students play their guitars as Graham Parsons, with Earthwork Music, teaches them how to play a song by musician Pat Carroll. The songs were played at a listening party for Pat Carroll's new album, "Glow in the Dark."

Profile: Sarna Salzman

Michigan Nightlight, May 21, 2013

"I dream of the day when it is true that every child finds that learning how to eat - from the garden to the table - is as natural as playing a video game, when playing outside is as instinctive as turning on a TV, and when adults pay less attention to test scores and more attention to emotional health."

Uniting the Community with Food

Manistee News Advocate, May 18, 2013

Several Manistee-area organizations believe that the fresher the food, the healthier and tasty it is. That's what's behind the Manistee County Live Well Program's 100 garden campaign and also the push to promote and expand area farmers markets.

NMEAC Honors Local Activists

Traverse City Record Eagle, April 27, 2013

Carter Schmidt and his family received one of the Youth Ambassador Awards from the Great Lakes Bioneers of Traverse City, which presented three awards during the 2013 NMEAC Environmentalist of the Year awards.

Planting SEEDS of Community

Second Wave, April 23, 2013

Young people can learn to cook and sculpt through SEEDS After School programs; play music, practice yoga, or hone skills in martial arts or dance.

Manistee County Schools Celebrate Earth Day

Manistee News Advocate, April 22, 2013

Monday's warm spring-like weather provided a perfect setting for area students and environmentally-conscious adults to celebrate the 43rd Annual Earth Day.

Competition Offers Students Real-World Experience 

Benzie County Record Patriot, April 16, 2013

SEEDS students from Frankfort and Benzie Central High Schools have been hard at work building an underwater remote vehicle (ROV), and designing the craft to compete with others from around northern Michigan.

Northern Michigan Event: Third Annual Benzie County Water Festival

My North, April 4, 2013

Northern Michigan Events: The Benzie County Water Festival is a unique event designed to engage the public in the stewardship of the Great Lakes, the response to the global freshwater crisis, and the cultivation of a vibrant and sustainable local culture. This year's theme is: "Under the Surface."

Traverse City Students Learn Healthy Cooking 

Traverse City Record Eagle, March 15, 2013

Teens diced onions, fried turkey bacon and learned how to prepare nutrition-minded meals during a Cooking Matters class at Traverse City High School. The course is a collaboration between multiple community groups, including SEEDS, Traverse City Area Public Schools and the Michigan State University Extension Office.

LiveWell Expo Aims for a Healthier Manistee

Manistee News Advocate, February 21, 2013

The purpose of the expo and the LiveWell Manistee County Campaign is to get people healthier and "make them more aware of the options they have to by physically active and eat healthier."

Public-Private Partnerships Power Business Efficiency

Michigan Land Use Institute, January 31, 2013

"You’d never know it driving by, but tucked into a nondescript warehouse district just south of town is an office and production space so airy and dazzling that it would turn heads in the hippest urban enclaves.

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