Homewood Studios Tour: Art & Community Stewardship

by Bruno Bornsztein

George Roberts, discussing his Homewood Studio's role artistic in the community stewardship.
When Minneapolis residents picture their city's north side, they think of crime, foreclosures, and unemployment. But George Roberts, standing in the sun-lit gallery of the neighborhood's Homewood Studios, says that picture is far from complete. He's a retired high-school English teacher, and, with a gentle demeanor and a white, close-cropped beard, he looks the part.

But he's also an artist, poet, and, in his own way, a community activist. "In...

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13 Strategies for Shopping Farmer's Markets.

by Chris Gardner

Tis the season for locally grown goodness, sunny Saturday mornings, and actually smiling at those who grow and pick your food.

So, do it well, with these thirteen suggestions from the Chicago Tribune:

1 Make a schedule.

2 Decide on your priorities.

3 Plan your cook-in nights.

4 Bring your own reusable bags.
5 Get up early.
6 Don't expect bargains.

7 Do a walkthrough first.

8 Meet the vendors.

9 Ask for tips on preparation and recipes.

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