Monday, June 8th,  7-9pm, Libby Park House in Church Hill, (28th & E. Franklin)

Join in the planning of the Chimborazo Playground Park Community Garden! We will be installing a new community garden and need your input and involvement. Join the local agriculture movement and let’s make our park lush and productive and diverse! Check out www.imaginechimbo.org. Get dirty!

 

Check out these amazing photos from a community garden project in downtown Newark, New Jersey called Brick City Urban Farms. We love sub-irrigated planters!

 

Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century – The World Water Crisis.

Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.

Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab, while begging the question “CAN ANYONE REALLY OWN WATER?”

Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround.

 

Michael Pollan is one of the nation’s leading writers and thinkers in this country on the issue of food. He is author of several books about food, including The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and his latest, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. In light of what he calls the processed food industry’s co-option of “sustainability” and its vast spending on marketing, Pollan advises to be wary of any food that’s advertised.

 

We are going to have Phase 2 Work Day……Saturday May 30th from 9am-12pm

Please come out to help finish projects we’ve started and get some new ones started.

We would love to be able to build our patio in the next phase….if people could start bringing as many old bricks as they can and stacking them in piles in the evergreen trees, that would be really helpful.

For this workday we’d like to:
1. Finish the fence/gates
2. Work on finishing the shed
3. Build raised childrens/seniors beds
4. Build compost bins
5.  Build a “Grow a Row” for the Foodbank

If you have extra watering cans, hoses, hose racks, tables, chairs, equipment, tools…..all of that would be great.

And we really need a wheelbarrow! Come on out and get dirty!

Thanks!

 

It’s this weekend, May 16th & 17th! Two days on entertaining, beautiful, handpicked movies, each with it’s own nuanced message about living ecoligically. MORE INFO HERE >>picture-1

 

I ran across this amazing source of news and info today.It is called “Civil Eats”. Enjoy!

ABOUT

Civil Eats promotes critical thought about sustainable agriculture and food systems as part of building economically and socially just communities. In our efforts, we support the development of a dialog among local and national leaders about the American food system, and its effects abroad. Civil Eats can be humorous, serious, academic, philosophical, conversational – its style of conversation is as diverse as its 40+ contributors – but it is always thought provoking, innovative, and focused on food politics.

 

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radishes are up!

how is your garden? let us know if you need help with a garden installation at our Kitchen Gardens link above!