Back in the 80's I gave my grandfather a solar powered hat with a fan on it that blows a wind on your head as long as the sun's out. I thought this would make his life working the farm in the hot sun more enjoyable. He never wore it beyond the mandatory initial try it on for everybody show. I always assumed it didn't really work because it was just a weird gimicky "future" thing. It worked. I guess it was too much technology for him. It still works, and now I'm wearing grandpa's hat.
Will Allen and the Growing Power team presented workshops on farming in urban settings and empowering youth and low income neighborhoods with fresh local produce at Our School at Blair Grocery.http://OurSchoolAtBlairGrocery.orghttp://GrowingPower.orghttp://GoFamilyFarms.comAudio and light problems plague much of this ... sorry about the technical difficulties.
This is the summer 2010 update from the Our School at Blair Grocery Project.
This alternative school project in the lower 9th ward New Orleans has grown exponentially with the help of volunteers from New York 2 New Orleans & The Youth Coalition for Community Action.
2010 Update ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0B7tez7IMQ
A spring 2009 update on the progress at The School at Blair Grocery a grassroots alternative school being built in the lower 9th ward of New Orleans. The school is teaching sustainability skills and intends to become self sustainable through urban organic farming.
Everybody's Kitchen, a group of volunteer chefs who retrofitted an old school bus into a self-sustained, solar-powered kitchen that they use to travel the country feeding the homeless and providing disaster-relief meals.
This was filmed at the Really Really Free Market... it's really free because people really give stuff away. Food Not Bombs, fed people, but that's nothing new for them... it's what they do.. feed hungry people for free off the waste of corporate glutiny. I gave out about 20 Fluxview News DVDs.Through out the day Farmers took the mic to explain why Genetically Modified Food is bad for us and all living things.
Percy Schmeiser has been growing canola for 40 years. He's been experimenting, developing his own varieties, using his own seed. Then Monsanto, the giant multinational agro-chemical company that is at the forefront of developing genetically modified foods, accused him of patent infringement and demanded restitution for its seeds. They stole his plants, seeds & research because of cross pollenation with GMO plants that other people had planted within pollenaton range. If GMO's touch your crops... Monsanto owns your crop and will sue you. Pollenation is not containable.