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How Community Dining is Being Built

"Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed and in such desperate enterprises?  If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.  Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far way.  It is...

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Where Community Dining is Headed and How You Can Help

After hosting 42 Community Dining events since April of 2015 and accumulating an e-mail list of 1,118 people, almost all of whom I've met, I've decided to take a step back and reflect on how I can continue to build authentic community.  Many of these events have had...

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Community Dining and the Meaning of Friendship

"Dialogue is the yeast that lightens the bread; & should be paid for at double rate -- whereas by the word-system it counts the same as the dough." Mark Twain "Beware of virtue.  Lao Tza, the Chinese philosopher said, “The highest virtue is not virtue, and...

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Comunity Dining Guest Blog Post Re: Gentrification Event

Community Dining is a local organization that facilitates dinner events that promote the importance of sustainability and health in food. These events are unique because they allow for attendees to socialize in community spaces and frequently meet local decision...

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An Open Letter to My Community: How You Can Help

  Upon starting Community Dining nearly two years ago with little idea about what to expect, I knew challenges would lie ahead, but just assumed I would figure out whatever I needed without much difficulty.  Now I have to admit that the recent Sun Time article...

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My Response to the Sun Times

Due to an article in the Sun Times regarding the Wed., Feb. 15 Community Dining event with Alderman Joe Moreno, I felt that I should respond.  To clear up any confusion, Community Dining is the host of the dinner, and all of the proceeds will go towards the cost of...

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Entrepreneurship Promotes Transparency

Over the past two years, I have been gathering data on restaurants, bakeries, caterers, grocery stores, juice bars, and delivery services that have a focus on sustainable sourcing that engages us in the means by which we fuel ourselves.  I have also looked up the...

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Food Tank Summit Recap

I had the privilege of attending the Food Tank Summit last month as a member of the media.  It was filled with interesting speakers and attendees with a background in food and agriculture or who had an interest in these areas.  While many of these events can serve as...

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Community Dining: Gunthorp Farms and Kitchfix

Original post:  http://www.personallypaleo.com/entries/communitydining-gunthorpfarms-kitchfix One of the best parts of social media is it's ability to introduce you to new products, new people, new causes, etc.  The community that forms around you is amazing.  A few...

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Expanding Sustainable Food Movement Requires Community

There is a growing movement in Chicago that aims to increase awareness about the importance of growing food locally and sustainably and support local growers that focus on sustainable sourcing.  One can easily find opportunities to learn more about a wide range of...

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Ocean to Table!

  Last week, I got to do something very cool. I was invited to a Seafood Themed Community Dinner organized by Paul Sippil.  The dinner was a part of the farm-to-table themed club Sippil started last year, in an effort to connect people through responsibly sourced...

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Paleo Dinner at Uncommon Ground

I recently attended the Community Dining Paleo Dinner. Community Dining is Paul Sippil’s wonderful concept focusing on strengthening social bonds through communal dining! This event focused on gathering people to get to know each other, try tasty local food at...

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