Monday, November 07, 2011
Not only that, we've been making sure that folks who can't always afford fresh, organic food or garden coaches can have these things too. (In fact, we've got a funding campaign going on now through December 2. More on that below....)
|The Ali family helping me plan beans for them|
We've also been providing produce to various local food shelves and hot meal programs. This summer we teamed up with two urban farming students from the Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate to grow about 200 lbs of healthy produce for the Division of Indian Labor's food shelf & The Aliveness Project's hot meal program, which serves folks diagnosed with HIV & AIDS.
|Urban farmer grad, Anna, with her garden|
So get on over to our Kickstarter page, make a pledge ($1? $100? $1000? More??!) & get a reward. Keep in mind that we only get funded if we reach (or exceed! :) our funding goal so be generous, pass it on & enjoy the updates. Thanks for helping Dina & I do the work that we love!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Normally a telecommuter for this online program, Cindy sees her journey as a stellar opportunity to raise awareness about current issues in sustainability, to create a platform to discuss the power of making personal commitments that lead to a sustainable life, and to raise money for need-based scholarships for students devoted to solving sustainability challenges that face humanity today.
For more information, or to follow Cindy's journey, visit: http://ridethetalk.org
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I'm a member of the new Lawn Reform Coalition, and today we are launching a national campaign to provide information on regionally appropriate lawn species, eco-friendly lawn care, and ways to reduce and replace lawn. (Here is our official press release : http://www.lawnrefo
rm.org/pressrele.) ase.htmlTo celebrate our launch, one of our members is offering a contest, with copies of The American Meadow Garden as prizes, for those who finish the sentence, "I used to have a lawn, but now I have..." at this link: http://garden-chick.typepad.com/ (deadline Sept 30).
Friday, January 09, 2009
In a nutshell, Backyard Harvest is an urban farming program in the Twin Cities & is a program of the Permaculture Research Institute - Cold Climate. 2009 is our launch year & we're anticipating great success (or at least a fun season). To learn more about this exciting program, go here where you'll find a description, brochure, updates on events & more. I'm very proud to be working on this project in the service of our communities, urban farmers, urban food production & permaculture.
Anyone who wants to have a good time & show some love for my new project should show up at Merlins Rest Pub in Minneapolis on February 9th at 6:30pm. More info on the website.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The Permaculture Research Institute, Cold Climate presents:
An Introduction to Permaculture
Workshop - Saturday November 8, 2008, 9:00 AM
Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), 2501 Stevens Ave, 240 College Center, Minneapolis, MN 55404 - MCAD Parking in 3rd Ave Ramp or on Stevens Ave.
Instructors include Bruce Blair, CPD; Daniel Halsey, CPD; Reed Aubin, CPD
Participants will be given supporting materials based on the days presentations. Participants should bring lunch. Snacks and refreshments will be provided at breaks.
$150 Workshop Kit (Workshop, Mollison Permaculture Intro Book & PRI Membership) Save $30
Please register on line
Space is limited. Register ASAP. The next workshop will not be until February 2009.
Daniel Halsey, PRI Teachers Guild Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612.720.5001
Monday, October 06, 2008
DVDs of this documentary are available from 21st Paradigm. Contact the filmmaker, Vanessa Schulz, at email@example.com to order.