Proviso Students Bring ‘Farm-to-Table’ to Maywood with Organic Garden

Volunteers work in the organic garden next to ReUse Depot, 50 Madison St., on Sat. July 18. Photos by Angelique White.  Wednesday, July 22, 2015 || By Michael Romain  MAYWOOD || Straddling the side of reusable building material store ReUse Depot, 50 Madison St., is an organic garden that takes a village to harvest. On Sat. July 18, the garden hosted area residents, volunteers and sponsor … Continue reading Proviso Students Bring ‘Farm-to-Table’ to Maywood with Organic Garden

Ready, Set, Grow: ReUse Depot, Proviso East Break Ground on Future Community Garden

Community stakeholders broke ground on what they hope will be a community garden in the near future. Below, a more expansive photo of the parcel of land, which sits directly across from Proviso East High School, whose students will most directly benefit from the project. Photos by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Saturday, December 13, 2014 || By Michael Romain New Maywood establishment … Continue reading Ready, Set, Grow: ReUse Depot, Proviso East Break Ground on Future Community Garden

More Than Half of District 89 Sixth Graders Overweight or Obese, Says Loyola Health Experts

At William H. Ziegler Elementary in Northeast Philadelphia, students are getting acquainted with vegetables and healthy snacks. Photo by Jessica Kourkinos for the New York Times. Caption by the New York Times. Below, left, Lena Hatchett (right) and Loretta Brown during the October 4th symposium at Loyola. Photo by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Loyola enlists community members, childcare experts, school administrators, government … Continue reading More Than Half of District 89 Sixth Graders Overweight or Obese, Says Loyola Health Experts