the irresistible fleet of bicycles


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show ferguson some love!

 

Young farmers, this is a major situation happening in Ferguson, Missouri. If you haven’t heard, click HERE. If anyone is in the area, this is a great event to attend. 

show ferguson some love

From the Ferguson Farmers Market Facebook Page:

The people of Ferguson need your love now more than ever before. Come to the Ferguson Farmers Market this Saturday morning from 8am – 12noon to show your love for this community in much need of healing.

Let’s put the unity back in community. The Ferguson Farmers Market has always been a place for community conversation. 
Your presence on Saturday would mean a lot to us. Those of us who live, work, and play here are concerned for the future of our community. We are particularly concerned for our young people. Please invite every young Ferguson resident you know to attend Saturday’s market.

While the nation’s attention is on Ferguson, let’s show them who we really are. We will have signs saying WE ARE FERGUSON and I LOVE FERGUSON at a photo station so that you can take photos with it and post it far and wide. @[null:@[null:#Ferguson]] #WeAreFerguson 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue9nDQEGmsc&app=desktop


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important action: restore the commons!

A note from our friend Robert LaValva, founder of New Amsterdam Market.
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August 1, 2014

My decision to stop holding New Amsterdam Market on South Street grew from the frustrations of running a minimally funded organization while also leading a contentious land-use campaign for nearly a decade. Thanks to the overwhelming expressions of support and concern that poured in after the July 14 announcement, our board of directors and I are inspired to see that the market continues its mission.

We are actively planning the future of New Amsterdam Market and will keep you informed.

In the meantime please be aware of two important & time-sensitive opportunities to join us in demanding that public assets at the South Street Seaport remain in public hands and used for public purposes.
  • Read The War on New York’s Waterfront in today’s New York Times Op-Ed section, by Roland Lewis, Paul Greenberg, and Joan Davidson.  Forward this article widely to your lists, but do this from within the Times website, so it can be put on the front page and be seen by more people.
Thank you so much for much again for supporting our quest to retain, restore, and enhance New York City’s original commons, a priceless legacy we cannot afford to lose.
Sincerely,

Robert LaValva, Founder
New Amsterdam Market


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vote for the hmong american farmers to receive a 500k grant!

HAFA is delighted to be a finalist in theTwins “Fans Choose” All-Star Legacy Giving grant program.

We need your help. As a finalist, we are now competing against six other top organizations for a $500,000 grant. In this final portion of the program, fans get to choose which organization should get the $500,000 grant.

Please go to the Twins “Fans Choose” website and vote for the Hmong American Farmers Association. You can vote once a day, every day until the end of the contest. Voting will begin on June 10 and will end at 4 pm on July 10. The winner of the $500,000 grant will be revealed on Monday, July 14 at Target Field.


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vote for the butterflies!

Tigers on Market Street!

The Western Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio rutulus) has found habitat on San Francisco’s Market Street. Over the next two years, while Market Street’s ultimate design is in the lurch, the City’s “Make Your Market Street” campaign has invited us to tell this unique story of urban ecological adaptation. The Action Grant will be used towards engaging the public in understanding this unique butterfly phenomenon, create pilot methods for placemaking, and connect people to wildlife in one of the densest urban areas. These interventions will ultimately test ideas that may be integrated into the permanent design of Market Street.

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belgium: civil action against gmos

Field Liberation Movement

The Field Liberation Movement and its sympathisers promote sustainable solutions for farmers and consumers and a transparent research funding of science in the interest of society.

Public funds should benefit sustainable agriculture, and not the patenting of genes and crops by a handful of multinationals. The position of farmers in the food chain should be strengthened, not weakened.

There are insufficient studies of the risks of GMO’s for humans and the environment. The monoculture that GMOs are designed for do not solve hunger nor enrich biodiversity.

To learn more about the FLM, visit their website HERE!

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