Category Archives: Information

Regrowing Food From Scraps: Fact Vs. Fiction via #imperfectfoods

The following is a guest post by our friend Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening 

There’s a lot of information out there on regrowing food from the leftovers you have from your groceries. It makes for a fun experiment, and sometimes you’ll get something viable!

But is it actually all it’s made out to be, or is a lot of it incorrect information? Let’s explore in a bit more depth.

read more https://thewholecarrot.com/2020/08/regrowing-food-from-scraps-fact-vs-fiction/

Find updated food pantries in Metro Detroit #motownmoxiemom

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  • Food banks and free food pantries in Detroit as well as Wayne County, plus other services Click here

If you have an exclusive food giveaway event coming up, please leave in the comments.

DEAR SEPTEMBER…COME IN AND SIT DOWN! #ejspeaks #motownmom She just saying what we all been feeling! 

she just saying what we all been feeling!

MCAN awards $10,000 grant to Detroit Drives Degrees @MICollegeAccess #motownmom #mompreneurship

Yesterday, Michigan College Access Network turned 10! In celebration, it awarded a $10,000 grant to Detroit Drives Degrees in support of college access and postsecondary attainment. This grant is one of 10 grants MCAN is awarding in a 10-day period in connection with its 10th year as part of its “10-10-10 Birthday Tour.”  Since its inception, MCAN has helped Michigan’s postsecondary attainment rate increase for the 10th consecutive year, from 35.6% to 45.5%.

For more information about the 10-10-10 Birthday Tour and the Detroit Drives Degrees grant, please see the press release below and attached. I’ve also provided images of Detroit Drives Degrees receiving a surprise check today. If you’re interested in collaborating on a story or speaking with an MCAN representative, please reply to this email and I will connect you.

PRESS RELEASE

August 24, 2020

Media Contact:

Christopher Tremblay, christopher@micollegeaccess.org, (517) 816-7774

Michigan College Access Network awards $10,000 grant to Detroit Drives Degrees

This unrestricted grant honors MCAN’s 10th year as a statewide non-profit organization focused on increasing college access and postsecondary attainment

LANSING, Mich. — In celebration of its 10th year, Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) awarded a $10,000 grant to Detroit Drives Degrees in support of college access and postsecondary attainment. This grant is one of 10 grants MCAN is awarding in a 10-day period in connection with its 10th year as part of its “10-10-10 Birthday Tour.”  MCAN has helped Michigan’s postsecondary attainment rate increase for the 10th consecutive year, from 35.6% to 45.5%.

Today, leaders of Detroit Drives Degrees were surprised by an orchestrated visit from members of the MCAN team to present the “larger-than-life” $10,000 ceremonial check.

Detroit Drives Degrees is a collective impact initiative to improve the talent pipeline in the Detroit region with three areas of focus:  a) advancing ACCESS to postsecondary opportunities, b) boosting student SUCCESS, and c) retaining local TALENT and attracting new talent.

“Detroit Drives Degrees is an innovative cross-sector partnership that has gained a national reputation for their work in Southeast Michigan,” said Ryan Fewins-Bliss, Executive Director of MCAN. “Communities must tackle the postsecondary attainment challenge by banding together. I continue to be impressed by Detroit Drives Degrees and am so pleased they are one of our honorees.”

ABOUT THE MICHIGAN COLLEGE ACCESS NETWORK (MCAN)

As the leader in the state’s college access movement, MCAN works to improve the futures of Michigan’s students and communities by making college accessible to all. MCAN’s work centers on one main goal: To increase Michigan’s postsecondary educational attainment rate to 60% by 2030. MCAN engages partners statewide who are committed to systems-level change and the reduction of barriers to increase college readiness, participation and completion rates, particularly among low-income students, first-generation college-going students, and students of color. For more information, visit micollegeaccess.org.

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#MotownMom What You Need To Know About Budgeting #budget #savings #moneymanagement [video]

In this unexpected time we need to get our control of money to prepare to ease into the New Year or just get control of our finances because we’re broke all the time.

I found this great video that explains and helps with how to save money, control expenses, pay off bills and even put a little aside for wants.

 

A lot of these methods I used like the envelope method, the Jim Rohns and a couple of others mixed together to force me to get where I am.

Here’s a chart from the video you can use.

Let me know what methods you use or you are going to try and let’s get to saving

Find updated food pantries in Metro Detroit #motownmoxiemom

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  • Food banks and free food pantries in Detroit as well as Wayne County, plus other services Click here

If you have an exclusive food giveaway event coming up, please leave in the comments.

.@HabitatDetroit Rock Community Challenge #makeadifference #detroit Help US Help OTHERS! via #motownmom

Click here to assist us in the win! 

 

Every day families in Detroit struggle to pay rent, while they do everything they can to make ends meet. The Rock Family of Companies Community Challenge brings Habitat for Humanity Detroit another opportunity to bring safe and affordable housing to our neighbors. Help us participate in this challenge by donating or forming a fundraiser team to share the cause!

 

Click here to assist us in the win! 

Become A Member of the Detroit People’s Food Co-Op #motownmom

DPFC & KAN Books Co-Op Member Mama Hanifa Adjuman Speaking during DPFC Annual Meeting 2019.
For the past several years there has been a movement to change the culture of food in the city of Detroit. Food sovereignty. What does it look like to own what you eat and not have your food be controlled by outside forces? What does it mean to not only be a headcount in a community meeting but a decision maker on what actually happens in the spaces that impact us most like where we get our food.
Early DPFC Meeting December 2015 @ Red Door Digital. Photographer: Jamii Tata.
Today is a great day to affirm sovereignty in our food system. Become a member of the Detroit People’s Food Co-Op or donate to create an opportunity for another Detroiter to become a member as we move us closer to being a city with a community controlled and owned grocery store in the North End neighborhood of Detroit.

Rendering of the Detroit Food Commons where the Detroit People’s Food Co-Op Grocery Store will Live. Rendering by Russell Baltimore of Baltimore Design.

To join, please visit: https://detroitpeoplesfoodcoop.com/register/. To donate, visit: https://detroitpeoplesfoodcoop.com/contact/. For support with the application, questions on payments or to hear from another co-op member please email: kanbooks@knowallegiance.org.

*The Detroit People’s Food Co-Op is an independent organization. Know Allegiance Nation and KAN Books are partners that support DPFC. All words and sentiments above are representative of Know Allegiance Nation. Learn more about DPFC here: https://detroitpeoplesfoodcoop.com/about-us/.

Find updated food pantries in Metro Detroit #motownmoxiemom

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  • Food banks and free food pantries in Detroit as well as Wayne County, plus other services Click here

If you have an exclusive food giveaway event coming up, please leave in the comments.

#MotownMom tips: Reheating food | Forget the microwave. It’s overrated. What do you prefer?

Albeit I love the microwave because it’s quick and easy, but the way it dries the food out just gets me upset.

I know I need to go back to using the stove and my husband always reheats his food like any breaded items in the stove, so I’m learning to do this.

How do you prefer to heat your food?

This is the best way to reheat leftovers

roasted potatoes in cast iron pan
Public Domain Sarah Gualtieri / Unsplash

Hint: Forget the microwave. It’s overrated.

I grew up in a house without a microwave. This meant that I had to make do with other, less technologically-advanced methods to reheat leftovers. While it seemed annoying when I was a teenager, this taught me something crucial, that there are better ways of reheating certain foods than simply stabbing a few buttons and eating whatever hot mess emerges. read more https://www.treehugger.com/green-food/best-way-reheat-leftovers.html