Monthly Archives: September 2009

Siembra la Ciudad: Conoce la Cosecha (Lechuga, Espinaca, Acelga), domingo 4 de octubre, 2009, México DF

Este taller está orientado para personas interesadas en profundizar sus conocimientos sobre lechuga, espinaca & acelga. El taller incluye: almuerzo y preparación de comida (crema de espinaca y quesadillas de acelga), historia de tal cosechas; técnica de germinación (suelo preferido, … Continue reading

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Graffiti and Grub on ABC 7, Chicago

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A Plan to Add Supermarkets to Poor Areas, With Healthy Results: NYTimes

Earlier this week, DIANE CARDWELL from the New York Times reports: Under a proposal the City Planning Commission unanimously approved on Wednesday, the city would offer zoning and tax incentives to spur the development of full-service grocery stores that devote … Continue reading

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Farm Workers’ Wages to Increase Under Labor Agreement: Washington Post

A victory decision for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), farm workers and tomato growers: Read the stories here and here. In what Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis called a “huge victory” for farm workers, one of the country’s largest … Continue reading

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la foule et leurs rires

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Taller Intensivo de Agricultua Orgánica con el Metodo Biointensivo, Todos los sábados de septiembre y octubre 2009, Yolteotl, Tepoztlán, Mexico

El taller incluye las siguientes actividades: 8am Saludos al sol – Bienvenida 8am  a 10am – Trabajo en la hortaliza. 10 a 11 am – Almuerzo, Sopes con maiz criollo 11am a 2 pm-  Plática sobre el metodo biointensivo. Hablaremos … Continue reading

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Paris Rooftops Abuzz With Beekeeping: AP

Urban beekeeping gaining popularity in Paris, France, as reported by the Associated Press: (…) Common sense says it is better to keep hives of stinging insects in the countryside, away from city centers packed with people. Yet on storied rooftops … Continue reading

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Spanish Government Writes Off Bolivia Debt of $87 Million: AP News

Announced yesterday and reported by the Associated Press, the Spanish government has: (…) agreed to write off Bolivian debt of euro60 million ($87 million) to help the impoverished South American country’s development. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said 60 … Continue reading

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“Hold It Down”

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Following Trash and Recyclables on Their Journey: NYTimes

From today’s New York Times, MIREYA NAVARRO reports: (…) The Architectural League of New York went through a (…) trash-tagging exercise as part of the (…) project when it moved its offices from midtown Manhattan to SoHo two weeks ago. … Continue reading

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Eighteen Thousand Miles from Farm to Coffee Cup

Yesterday a package arrived, sent from my friend A. in Boston.  Opening the package, I found the delectable contents of the most delicious vice: Arabic Coffee.  Delighted, I examined a 200 gram bag of Cafe Najjar classic.  According to one … Continue reading

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How to Grow Democracy: ‘The Nation’ Food Issue

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Food is Freedom By LaDonna Redmond, The Nation Magazine

Chicago, USA: LaDonna Redmond writes about the connection between food and freedom in the September issue of The Nation: I believe that all communities should have access not just to food outcomes but to the production and distribution methods by … Continue reading

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In Brooklyn, a Prarie Springs from Former Landfills: NYTimes

BROOKLYN, USA:  Former landfills becoming a thriving ecological reserve. In a $200 million project, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection covered the Fountain Avenue Landfill and the neighboring Pennsylvania Avenue Landfill with a layer of plastic, then put down clean … Continue reading

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In This Twisted Hall of Mirrors

In my country, a person who dedicates his life to the grassroots achievement of social and environmental justice for oppressed people is labeled an “extremist”and “unfit for public office” by the very folks who legitimize torture and who profit widely … Continue reading

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