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Hey Friends! Are you excited by creating local food economies? Do you enjoy building communities and getting in on the action early? Well, perfect. 

Become one of the first 1,000 "owners" of the Chicago Market Co-Op. The first of its kind on Chicago's north side... There is ONE MONTH left to help them make their audacious goal of 1,000 owners in 100 days to make the co-op a reality. 

Have a CLUB, STUDIO, OFFICE, or TEAM of potential homegrown FOODIES? Let me know! I am helping them set up happy hours and lunch and learns for the next few weeks at offices. No obligation. Just good people, a cool opportunity, and rad info session. Email: melanie.kahl@gmail.com and I'll connect you with Grant. 

http://www.chicagomarket.coop
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(And Firebelly did the branding -- nice! firebellydesign.com)
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Love this, Christian! Can't wait till the next time we get a chance to spend in your community and unearth more key values to design around. Cheers!
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Nearly $10,000 raised for Joplin Schools yesterday and piece published on FastCo Design this morning. Solid end to the week. http://bit.ly/fastco_kahl
What Schools Can Learn From Google, IDEO, and Pixar. The country's strongest innovators embrace creativity, play, and collaboration -- values that also inform their physical spaces. A community ab...
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To team Lettuce: Just saw this version of modular plantings in milk crates called the Bowery Project. You might dig it. 
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3030121/this-modular-urban-farm-to-pop-up-on-vacant-lots-and-then-move-on
Vacant city lots could be put to far better use as urban farms. The Bowery Project will make pop-up food gardens quicker to sprout--and quicker to...
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Getting Chicago (and now US) students involved in making healthy school lunches at the Healthy Schools Campaign's Cooking up Change competition acts as an education, advocacy, and reform tool. http://www.healthyschoolscampaign.org/programs/cooking-up-change/
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New article out on the FastCompany Design Blog. Check it out!
"Perhaps the lexicon of education is broken.
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As designers, we believe that a much better education system is possible. And we think the inherently collaborative, critical, and empowering characteristics of the design professions offer lessons for this change. While we can help rethink the physical spaces of classrooms and campuses--infusing them with a studio ethic--the real change will happen when we rethink the system itself."
4 Lessons The Classroom Can Learn From The Design Studio. Designers collaborate across disciplines, give and take constructive criticism, and embrace failure in the process of solving problems. Wouldn...
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GOOD's Liz Dwyer reflects on our FastCo piece: http://bit.ly/FastCo_GOOD_Kahl
Borrowing design thinking and culture from innovation powerhouses could put American schools on the right track.
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Thanks for the response, Al! I think there are signs of hope here in Chicago– and it will be interesting to see where the future takes us. Cheers and keep up the good work. Happy back-to-school!
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