Grown in Detroit. A Documentary.

Cinematography by Suzan van Steenwijk. Filmmij AKA Mascha and Manfred Poppenk are the Dutch filmmakers behind this doc. They met in Africa, where they shot the wildlife film 'Serengeti Symphony'.
Grown in Detroit focuses on the urban gardening efforts managed by a public school of 300, mainly African-American, pregnant and parenting teenagers. As part of the curriculum, the girls are taught agricultural skills on the school's own farm located in what used to be the playground. The young mothers learn to become knowledgeable about the importance of nutritional foods, the process by which these foods arrive at their plates, and to become self-empowered through the process of farming. Urban farming is an effective solution for Detroit... as industrial models fail, this is a sustainable model to be replicated in other North American cities.
'Pay what you want' to watch this beautifully inspiring film and you'll have on-line access to the doc for 24hrs: grownindetroitmovie.com

Craighton Berman. Illustrator. Creative director. Designer. Chicago.

52meals.tumblr.com - collaborative blog with his wife.

Hog Eat Hog. AKA Blair Sligar. Wood Furniture. Florida.

Props to grainandgram for their beautiful feature on Blair.
Watch the recent MONOCLE feature on Hog Eat Hog HERE.
Furniture and sculpture from salvaged and local materials. Brilliant craftsmanship.

Ben Howard. Musician. Singer. Songwriter. Babe. London.

By Mickey Mmith.
Next-lev insane skills...continue to be blown away by this music... listen lots.


Kids School Lunches. USA Vs. Asia.

Country: USA Contents: Mashed potatoes, gravy, turkey, and a roll.

Country: China Contents: A fish, scrambled egg with tomato sauce, rice, spinach, cauliflower, and soup

Country: USA Contents: Hot dog, tater tots, corn on the cob, chocolate milk and ketchup.

Country: Singapore Contents: Noodles, greens, pork, broccoli.

Country: USA Contents: Quesadilla-n-milk (uhhh)

Country: Taiwan Contents: sweet and sour pork with pineapple, radish, carrots and green pepper, middle: vegetable stir fry with garlic, fish ball stew with cabbage, carrots and wood ear mushroom, and soup: seaweed and egg drop.

Country: USA Contents: Ham and cheese sandwich, corn, peas and carrots, chocolate milk and orange Jello

Country: Singapore Contents: Fried chicken, rice, greens, stir fry

Country: USA Contents: Chicken, carrots, mashed potatoes and water.

Country: Singapore Contents: Fried anchovies, omelette, cabbage stir-fry with tomato and beansprouts, and chicken chop.

Country: USA Contents: Chili dog with cheese, French fries, milk.

Country: Japan Contents: Soup, rice with vegetables and meat, milk.

Country: USA Contents: juice, mixed veggies (Green Beans, Yellow/Orange carrots, pearl onions, red peppers), egg bread, turkey meatballs, cheese ravioli

Country: South Korea Contents: Mixed grains and rice, bean stew, mixed and fried chicken and vegetables, simmered seaweed a.k.a. steamed green beans, and cabbage kimchi.

Country: USA Contents: An empanada, waffle, peach, chocolate milk.

Country: Japan Contents: Sweet mochi rice with sweet potatoes and black sesame seeds, tofu and seaweed soup, radish and seaweed mixed salad, fried sea bass, and a mandarin orange

Country: USA Contents: Cheeseburger, tater tots, chocolate milk, chocolate pudding, and ketchup

Country: USA Contents: Spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad, salad dressing, pears, chocolate milk.

Country: Japan Contents: Rice w/nori, hamburgers, fried chicken, the ball looking thing is boiled slimy potato, corn and radish salad and pasta under the hamburgers, and a tomato.

Country: USA Contents: Grilled cheese sandwich and apples.

Country: Japan Contents: Rice w/konbu (a sweet seaweed), nikkujagga (beef with veggies), omelette, sausage, potato puff, apple.

Country: USA Contents: Pizza, casserole?, fruit cup, celery with peanut butter and raisins (aka ants on a log), carrot slices, chocolate milk, ranch dressing, fruit rollup, rice crispy treat and Fritos.

Country: Japan Contents: Mabo Tofu, fish cake, apple, boiled quail egg, beef, bean sprouts, rice with salmon.

Country: USA Contents: Beef and Cheese Enchiladas, Spanish Rice, beans a la charra, strawberries, skim milk.

via: whatsforschoollunch.blogspot.com