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AHA fosters and supports community efforts to make healthy eating and physical activity the way of life in Wake County.

AHA Partners Discuss and Tour Local Food Systems

AHA held its Quarterly Partnership Meeting today featuring Emerging Local Food Systems in Wake. Many thanks to our guest speakers who shared their expertise! Nancy Creamer, Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Carol Mitchell, Wake County Cooperative Extension Lynn Policastro, Wake County SmartStart (WCSS) Nilda Cosco and Sarah Konradi, Natural More

Perspectives (August 2014): Librarians at the Active Living Table

I’ve been thinking lately of spheres of influence and how we often look “out there” to others (institutions or government bodies) when trying to solve a problem. Some answers, however, are within. When my former boss and I started an active living initiative in Minnesota’s capital county, we led More

Not Too Far to Walk!

Partner in the Spotlight: Walk [Your City] When 27 wayfinding signs were placed in downtown Raleigh one night in January 2012, Matt Tomasulo sparked a walking revolution of sorts. Walk Raleigh, the campaign with signs that pointed out how few minutes it would take to walk to a given More

Engaging and Empowering for Change

While challenges surrounding food, poverty and education are numerous, the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation is dedicated to identifying the countless solutions. This young nonprofit organization is focused on engaging and connecting emerging leaders and community-based organizations working in these areas to make a positive impact, according to Nation Hahn, More

Perspectives June 2014: Tribute to My Dad, Urban Gardeners and Farmers

Some of you know that my dad just passed.  In recent years, and especially these last months, I’ve had a growing appreciation for who he was, for his stories, for his role as an advocate, and his love for being on the farm. He was born in Chicago to More

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