The Whippoorwill Festival celebrates our Appalachian heritage and traditions while helping prepare our minds and bodies for a future world of climate change and a decreased supply of fossil fuels. Together we are building a community and working toward creating a society that will be more resilient in the face of climate change and upcoming resource shortages.
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.
Documentary by Johua Tucker
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.
Time Again Farms sits just 1 mile from the Appalachian Trail and 2 miles from Intestate 81. It could be a lot of things but odds are in favor of a new McMansion sub division. Or not ... saving this 200 year old farm house and 180 acre farm is the goal of Tony Sferlazza.
see also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAtmbNtN6C8
Presentation of an award winning green community building plan for the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. This could be implemented anywhere.