The Next Stage of Human Evolution What lies beyond our current stage of human evolution? How does this connect to what Jesus, Buddha and other great avatars and mystics have revealed about our higher potential? And how do we begin to translate the truth of Oneness into new forms of wholeness, in community and social organization? If you are curious about these questions and what they reveal about your own evolutionary journey, we have an important call event for you with Barbara Marx Hubbard.
Slow Money Louisville 2014 Since our inaugural national event in 2009, Slow Money gatherings have emerged as a significant new venue for field building, investing, and social change. The events feature food entrepreneurs who are leading the way rebuilding local food systems, along with many renowned thought leaders in agriculture, investing, and philanthropy. Here’s what a few first-time attendees said after last year’s event: Edible Piedmont Magazine - Local Food Magazine of North Carolina This year, the Journalism Committee of the James Beard Foundation Awards has decided for the first time to present a special award for what it deems to be Publication of the Year. The Publication of the Year Award recognizes a publication—in magazine, newspaper, or digital format—that demonstrates fresh directions, worthy ambitions, and a forward-looking approach to food journalism. The publications produced by the Edible Communities company are “locavores” with national appeal. They are locally grown and community based, like the foods, family farmers, growers, retailers, chefs, and food artisans they feature.
From Seed to Snack Download Seed to Snack Poster Popcorn is a whole grain maize product -- it's grown extensively in the cornbelt states of the U.S., where the majority of popcorn sold worldwide is grown. It resembles corn-on-the-cob in appearance and cultivation, although only popcorn kernels have the ability to pop. The Urban Food Forest - Grow It blog Wouldn’t it be nice if you could walk down to your neighborhood park and come home with a basket full of fresh fruits and vegetables? In one California park that vision is becoming a reality. In Los Angeles County, Del Aire Park has become the first public fruit park in California. GREEN TECH VALLEY - Environmental Technology and Renewable Energy - ECO CluP Within the scope of the Europe INNOVA Project EcoCluP (“Eco-innovative cluster partnership for growth and internationalisation”), ECO WORLD STYRIA has been cooperating with 13 European environmental engineering clusters. These 13 partners from 10 countries unite more than 3,500 cluster companies, predominantly small and medium-sized companies as well as 430 research institutions from Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Holland, Spain, Sweden and Great Britain. With this supra-regional networking of European environmental engineering companies beyond national borders, not only the partnership is intensified, but research and development projects between companies and research institutions within Europe initiated. Beside this active exchange of knowledge, the partners develop a toolbox to support their member companies in the areas of risk and innovation management. Partners: Further information: EcoCluP Website
Wheat Belly Buster: Carrot Flaxseed Muffins If you need a secret weapon to persuade that person in your household that life without wheat is still worth living, then pull out some of these delicious carrot flaxseed muffins. While wheat-free, low-carb bread recipes that are included in the Wheat Belly book can be a bit temperamental, muffins tend to be more forgiving due to their smaller size and less variation in internal cooking (a hurdle with wheat-free baking). The carrots provide beta carotene, the flaxseed provides a near-zero carbohydrate source of fiber to keep your family wheat-free and regular, the pecans provide crunch, and the spices and orange zest provide zing.
FDA rules won't require labeling of genetically modified salmon As the Food and Drug Administration considers whether to approve genetically modified salmon, one thing seems certain: Shoppers staring at fillets in the seafood department will find it tough to pick out the conventional fish from the one created with genes from another species. Despite a growing public demand for more information about how food is produced, that won't happen with the salmon because of idiosyncracies embedded in federal regulations. The FDA says it cannot require a label on the genetically modified food once it determines that the altered fish is not "materially" different from other salmon - something agency scientists have said is true. Perhaps more surprising, conventional food makers say the FDA has made it difficult for them to boast that their products do not contain genetically modified ingredients.
Rooftop Roots - Socially-Conscious Urban Agriculture in Washington, DC Who We Are Thomas SchneiderExecutive Director As Executive Director, Thomas Schneider leads operational development and logistics for Rooftop Roots. Born in Washington, D.C., Thomas has long recognized the importance of community involvement and the environment. From a young age, he marveled at his parents’ appreciation for gardening and nature, and their participation in numerous youth development and social justice initiatives.
Owlhaven This weekend we’re having a big crew of college students, friends of our sons, over for dinner. We’re making Ethiopian food for a special treat: injera (Ethiopian sourdough flatbread made with a grain called teff), alecha wat (mild veggie stew), doro wat (spicy chicken) and misir wat(lentil stew). Since the injera takes a couple of days to do, we started it yesterday morning. Poisonous Plants 1 Successful use of plants in a survival situation depends on positive identification. Knowing poisonous plants is as important to a survivor as knowing edible plants. Knowing the poisonous plants will help you avoid sustaining injuries from them. Plants generally poison by-- Living Economies Educational Trust Living Economies is an educational network promoting systems of exchange that foster community wellbeing. We aim to strengthen and help sustain regional economies by promoting interest-free means of exchange - currencies based on and respecting the living systems of our planet - to complement money in local communities. The Trust welcomes enquiries about currency models and resource materials, and provides support for those wishing to explore and implement currency systems appropriate for their communities. Living Economies is registered as a charity under the Charities Act. Our registration number is CC 38114. Helen Dew