Rachel Greenberger

Farmer Social Media Movement: #FarmVoices for Earth Day 2014

The popularity of the felfie – a selfie taken on a farm has been growing on Twitter and beyond.  The Guardian featured a great story on it back in January. Perhaps the connections and influence of the U.K. felfie were what inspired Canadian-based Farm On to launch #FarmVoices, a social media movement recently joined by…

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MindSnack: Anything is Possible

Every once in a while it is just great to STOP and have a MindSnack. Small doses of meaningful diversions for mental energy… As Steve Jobs famously said: “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not…

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Bon’App: A Tool to Spark Change At Babson

By Savannah Carlin, Babson Undergraduate Student. Hello Babson food community! In the time since my last post I have found a great way to start getting more sustainable food here at Babson! I have become a Bon’App campus ambassador. What is Bon’App? Bon’App is an organization based in Cambridge Massachusetts at the Cambridge Innovation Center…

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A Student’s Perspective on Sustainable Food at Babson

By Savannah Carlin, Babson Undergraduate Student. Hello Babson food community! I am Savannah Carlin, a first year here at Babson. I am passionate about social entrepreneurship, especially food sustainability and food access, though more than anything I love to cook and eat delicious food. One of the things I love about Food Sol is its…

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Gail Simmons Twitter Chat

One week from today, Monday, February 24th from 1:00-2:00 pm ET, Babson Entrepreneur in Residence Gail Simmons and Food Sol at Babson will join Center for Science in the Public Interest for a nationwide Twitter chat on food entrepreneurship. Center for Science in the Public Interest is the national organization behind Food Day, a day…

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Restaurant Entrepreneurship: The Real Story

Food Sol’s special guest to Community Table this week at Babson was Chef Nookie Postal who came to tell Babson food entrepreneurs of all kinds about the restaurant business. A longtime Boston chef, Nookie helped Ana Sortun to open now famous Oleana in Cambridge.  He’s cooked at Chez Henri, Icarus, Casablanca and been Executive Chef…

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Moveable Feast: Food Sol’s Community Table grows in Boston

Food Sol’s first Community Table Boston last Thursday was a huge hit. For a conversation on entrepreneurial opportunities in Boston urban agriculture, folks turned out from Tufts, BU, Harvard Law School, Babson, Wellesley College, the Mayor’s Office, City Growers, and Shape Up Somerville to participate. Local marketer and farmers’ market maven Myrna Greenfield wrote about…

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Rachel Greenberger

(Sea)food Entrepreneur Wanted to Come to Babson – Now He Will

When I sat down for an interview with Boston (sea)food entrepreneur Jared Auerbach of Red’s Best and reminded him that Food Sol is part of Babson, he said: “I love Babson!”  Jared exclaimed. “I sat in on a class, I almost applied. Then I got busy with this thing.” To-the-bones an entrepreneur, Jared’s first business…

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Community Table was a Buffet Line of Food System Innovators Yesterday

Food Sol’s last Community Table of 2013 was a huge hit.  We welcomed 7 food-system entrepreneurs representing 5 food enterprises from 4 states across the Northeast.  The entrepreneurs arrived at Babson on Monday for the Fair Food Network Business Bootcamp. Yesterday, they took their lunch break with us – before racing back to Knight Auditorium…

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Food for Thought on Farms and Food II: Europe, Asia, the World

By Bradley Googins & Philip Mirvis A monthly installment from two of The Lewis Institute’s Social Innovation Fellows: Bradley Googins and Philip Mirvis. Our prior blog took us on a tour of innovations in sustainable food and farming in the U.S.  Here the foodies’ tour continues with what’s new in these regards in Europe, Asia,…

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