Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Return of Agent Orange?

Sign the petition to stop #AgentOrange #GMOs: Within a week, the #USDA could approve #Dow’s new “Enlist” brand #corn, genetically engineered to resist massive doses of the herbicide 2,4-D This is suicidal.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

My FB posts from the Permaculture Activist group

See these and much more at
‎"A study in Cincinnati finds that young people prosecuted for delinquency are four times more likely than the general population to have high levels of lead in their bones." Hmmmm.

Lead and Crime: Assessing the Evidence

Does Lead Paint Produce More Crime Too?
"Just One Lick": The Hidden Lead That Could Sicken Your Kids_________________________________________


Of the 1,236 documented "community gardens," recognized by various groups throughout the city [Chicago], it turned out only 160 – or 13 percent – were really growing food (according to aerial images from June of 2010). But trolling over the city, frame by frame on Google Earth, Taylor found what looked like 4,494 possible sites of urban agriculture, many of which appeared to be small residential gardens. Their total mass adds up to 264,181 square meters of urban agriculture, much of it on the city’s South and West sides and far northwest where minority and immigrant communities are located.
At the international Permaculture Your Campus Conference, directors of the award-winning UMass Permaculture Initiative will give an introduction to permaculture in a campus setting and share the value that it has created for the University of Massachusetts system and local community.

Participants will learn how to develop a successful permaculture initiative for their campus and will leave with their own individualized action plan for their own campus permaculture initiative.

Nibbling away at the local edges of consumer culture. Try this in your town!