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June 10th, 2009


ai_1980
11:37 pm - New Goats!

New goat! New goat!



Here's one of the five kids born on our farm over the last couple of weeks!
Current Location: the farm

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May 21st, 2009


briel_morrigan
11:22 am - Seed Exchange
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Heirloom Seed Exchange. The package arrived this morning and after I get around to sorting through it the remaining seed will be donated to a community garden in Detroit. Thanks again! And I hope to see you next year!

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May 4th, 2009


ai_1980
04:54 pm - The Workers' International Industrial Union (WIIU)
There's an Agricultural Workers' section in the newly reformed Workers' International Industrial Union (WIIU). Please check http://www.wiiu.org for more information!
Current Location: The farm
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Iowa Public Radio

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April 24th, 2009


queen_oblivia
07:21 am - Patiofarmers' Guild
Hi all,

I hope that this is allowed and if it isn't, please let me know and I'll delete it ASAP.

I just wanted to let you know about my new website, http://patiofarmersguild.com for anyone who is interested in organic gardening/farming and self-sufficiency in small or unconventional spaces. It's part blog, part forum, part resource guide and hopefully much more. It's very new but it's worth a look and I'm hoping that it'll keep growing with time. I'm also always looking for contributors, so if anyone is interested in writing an article or essay, passing on a tip or idea, reviewing a relevant book or even just adding pictures of your own patiofarm, I'd love to hear from you. My email is pfarmer@patiofarmersguild.com

Again, I'm not trying to break any community rules, so please forgive me if this isn't allowed or if you don't feel that it's relevant to the community. I'll be happy to delete it. Thanks so much for your time and I hope to see you on the forums!

Kelly the PatioFarmer

x-posted a bit.
Current Mood: excitedexcited

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April 21st, 2009


unaspenser
10:05 am - Just fyi...
If you aren't aware of it yet, I would highly recommend the blog http://www.littlehouseinthesuburbs.com for all kinds of self-sufficiency related goings-on.

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April 20th, 2009


ai_1980
07:04 pm - A Return to the Land
Sunday there will be a workshop, "A Return to the Land" at the Anarchist Finding Our Roots Conference in Chicago, IL.

For more info, please check out http://www.findingourroots.org.
Current Location: The Chicago Public Library Uptown Branch
Current Mood: okayokay

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April 15th, 2009


ai_1980
11:38 am - the National Family Farm Coalition
I just found out there's a La Via Campesina affiliate in the US, the National Family Farm Coalition. I've been reading about La Via Campesina's work in Mexico and Brazil for years, and wondering why there isn't a similar group in the States. The National Family Farm Coalition just happens to be having a demonstration in Chicago Friday!
Current Location: The Chicago Public Library Uptown Branch
Current Mood: stoked

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March 27th, 2009


ai_1980
01:14 am - Fighting GMO Contamination Around the World
Taken from African Agroecological Alternatives-AAAGR #10:

http://current.com/items/89752146/fighting_gmo_contamination_around_the_world.htm
http://www.grain.org/seedling/?id=5755
26 January, 2009

Ever since GMOs were first introduced in the mid-1990s, farmers’ groups and NGOs have warned that they would contaminate other crops. This has happened, just as predicted. This article looks at how communities in different parts of the world that have experienced contamination are developing strategies to fight against it.

When GM crops are planted they contaminate other crops with transgenic material. In places where GM crops are grown on a large scale, it has already become almost impossible to find crops of the same species that are free of GM material. And the contamination spreads even to areas where GM crops are not officially permitted.

Three videos accompany this article which can be viewed here: http://www.grain.org/videos/?id=195
Current Location: The farm.
Current Mood: okayokay

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March 25th, 2009


ai_1980
10:38 pm - The Obamas Kick Off a Victory Garden
"Faithful followers of Obama Foodorama, the food politics blog whose house specialty is a perfect blend of substance and froth, were treated to an especially tasty scoop yesterday -- the news that there will, indeed, be a vegetable garden at the White House."

Taken from:  http://www.alternet.org/environment/133201/the_obamas_kick_off_a_victory_garden_movement_--_who_will_join_them/.

Current Location: The farm.
Current Mood: okayokay

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March 22nd, 2009


ai_1980
04:12 pm - The 47 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides
The 47 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides: http://www.foodnews.org/fulllist.php.
Current Location: The farm
Current Mood: okayokay

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