Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Going through PA, OH (daughter slept through the entire state..) IN,IL then finally Wisconsin!
We got there in about 16 hours and we were just bone tired...well actually butt tired...
The next morning we started with delicious muffins and good strong hot coffee..that's the "podium" there in the top right picture...and check out all the wood chips...
Will Allen opened the session with a virtual tour and an introduction to the 7 workshops.
Now this did irked me a tad as i could only attend 2 over the course of the weekend... but having kid 1 and kid 2..we divided and conquerd!
Theme of the weekend would best be discribed as... Develop Relationships...with other farmers, politicians, community..etc. This will all be very interesting as we develop our new relationships with our fellow community and neighbors...as our future sucess depends on growing these relationships.
Over the coming years it is our hope that this will be a blue print for other organic farmers throughout this region to be sucessful and have an impact on getting not only food but change to their communities.
Some of the Highlights of the opening:
and as the days progress i will address all these.
- social justice-everyone has access to food..
- growing phenomena-organics and small farms
- food connects all
- we can control and change the system food is provided
- grow new soil
- Grow local-1 percent of food supplies in Cities is grown locally with the rest being shipped in from up to and over 1,500 miles away!
- Grow Food...Grow Jobs...Grow $
- His 7 "P's"
- Stable development techniques.
Friday, December 31, 2010
So this begins where the year ends.
this is the young man who has inspired so much of what we are doing now.
He has left us but he continues to inspire us.
This year is for the start of new and wondrous things.
This is the year...we break the rules.
This is the year we put down a foundation that will hold generations to build upon.
We miss this wonderful soul. He was an Artist, Philosopher, Adventurer, and the kindest fellow you would ever want to know.
With this in mind...we build our future. Education, teaching, outreach, fellowship..returning to the basics of things that have always worked. Most of all to inspire...NO! way more than that, a commercial from Hallmark can do that...the art of inspirering others to do more than they ever expected. To making life abundant for that was the whole point of things you know...not just a man living..but providing inspiration for others to live.
As this wonderful gift of a child has done for us, but also that once in a lifetime life that was given up for us by His own free will...Jesus Christ...so that we could live without sin, guilt, shame or condemnation.
We live for giving, we live to receive, we live to make sure all of those things roll along...for our kids, friends and family...we roll along...sometimes that road is bumpy..like rocks in a brook...but the water just rises to meet the obsticle...but without bumps really life would be boring.
lets eat at the big kids table...learn how to make things better for the next generation, but lets get going...the economy sucks...our food is being poisoned...ignorance and fear are the mantras of the day...lets wake a few up...
..One Man Awake
One man awake awakens another,
The second man wakens his next door neighbor,
And three awake can rouse the town,
and turn the whole place upside down.
And many awake can raise such a fuss,
That it finally awakens the rest of us.
One man up with dawn in his eyes - multiplies.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
this is one of the best http://www.youtube.com/user/Praxxus55712#p/u/66/gVR2M1HFZXk
here is another...http://www.youtube.com/user/Praxxus55712#p/u/65/a-JqApyMaP4