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Community Supported Agriculture helps farmers and enriches community

April 18th, 2019

Erik Anderson, 27, walks down the rows in the hoop house, giving a detailed family tree of mizuna, bok choy, and other leafy greens. He is the farm manager of Sobremesa Farm in Bloomington, a community supported agriculture farm. This year Sobremesa Farm has 27 members of its community-supported agriculture program, five more than last year.

Sobremesa Farm is the collective vision of Juan Carlos Arango and Robert Frew that became a community-supported agriculture farm five years ago. What was two acres of pasture, is now farmland that Anderson has supervised for the past year. It produces organic, sustainably-farmed food for Bloomington residents.

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Former Olympic trainee, Andrea Avena-Koenigsberger, finds a new passion with the CSL

April 2nd, 2019

When Andrea Avena-Koenigsberger came to IU in 2011, she rarely interacted with anyone outside of the computational cognitive neuroscience lab and struggled to get involved in the community. Then she met her boyfriend. Ryan, who is now her husband, suggested that they attend a board meeting for The Center for Sustainable Living to check it out.

The CSL adopts Bloomington projects that care for the earth and people. The organization has over 10 projects in the Bloomington community. Eight years later, the 34-year-old, is the president.

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Saturday farmers market explorers wanted to talk to me

March 28th, 2019

When presented with the person on the street assignment, I immediately became uncomfortable. I have been in reporting classes before, so I have ample experience interviewing people. However, all these interviews were planned and scheduled. I knew exactly who I was going to be speaking to, and I knew relatively how they were going to respond.With the Person on the Street exercise, I felt completely blindsided. It made me anxious and nervous. So naturally, I put it off as long as I could.

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Farmer’s market-goers enjoy food scene, but want more sustainability

March 26th, 2019

Bloomington residents revel in the town’s restaurant options but some look toward home-cooked meals and sustainable food options according to informal interviews at the Winter Farmers Market on Feb. 9.

Many market-goers said Bloomington holds a great restaurant scene and eating experiences, but said there were too many of the same kinds of restaurants, or they would like them to consider more sustainable options.

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On the Beat – Community & Culture

February 21st, 2019


 Jan 30, 2019

Kristine Phillips,  The Washington Post

Tyson Food has recalled over 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets because there may be rubber in them. The rubber accidentally was mixed into the nuggets. This is Tyson Food’s fourth recall in the past five years.

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Bio: Jaleesa Elliott

Jaleesa Elliott
Jaleesa Elliott is a sophomore at Indiana University. She is studying journalism, specializing in news writing and graphic communication. She is an editorial staff member of SEASON, an independent fashion magazine on campus. In the future she hopes to work in the Northeast as a multimedia journalist for a magazine or a newspaper publication. In her free time, she enjoys talking about music and pop culture, as well as writing and graphic design.