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dearmtnlib:

“It’s 1993, you’ve got a good job, you are driving through one of Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods, and you see a collection of broken-down greenhouses and a field of weeds. You decide to cash in your 401(k), buy them and become an urban farmer. Were you crazy?”
Feeding 10,000 people on 3 acres in the city. 
And spreading the work nationally through Growing Power.

dearmtnlib:

It’s 1993, you’ve got a good job, you are driving through one of Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods, and you see a collection of broken-down greenhouses and a field of weeds. You decide to cash in your 401(k), buy them and become an urban farmer. Were you crazy?”

Feeding 10,000 people on 3 acres in the city. 

And spreading the work nationally through Growing Power.


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3 years ago with 160 notes

Via thetripster

Tagged: chief seattle connected earth life native american nature web soil

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the earth
Befalls the sons of the earth.
Man did not weave the web of life,
He is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web,
He does to himself.”

Chief Seattle (via cwnl)

Wisdom.

(via kakistocracy)

(Source: thetripster, via sustainablefuture-deactivated20)

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3 years ago with 11 notes

Via gjmueller

Tagged: web internet education graph time


The Internet has dramatically changed how we learn. In some ways, the  change has been worse than others, considering that students are  sometimes Googling their way to a diploma; see Melanie Asmar’s story, “Passing on Education”.  But on the plus side, access to knowledge is now in students’ hands.  The infographic below explores the quiet revolution that’s taken place  in the education system here and abroad over the last forty years.

The Internet has dramatically changed how we learn. In some ways, the change has been worse than others, considering that students are sometimes Googling their way to a diploma; see Melanie Asmar’s story, “Passing on Education”. But on the plus side, access to knowledge is now in students’ hands. The infographic below explores the quiet revolution that’s taken place in the education system here and abroad over the last forty years.

(via ditigalcity)

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3 years ago with 2 notes

Via cartermagazine

Tagged: fearless malcom WEB jay-z time

cartermagazine:

Adrian Franks

In the movie “Baby Boy” Ving Rhames talks about the “Guns & Butter” While on a quest to get things that appreciate in value to raise the economic fiber of our community, artist like Franks definitely holds the guns. by Syreeta Gates/www.thepurplepack.com  

“SPREAD LOVE IT’S THE BROOKLYN WAY” - The Notorious B.I.G.

- CARTER Magazine 

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3 years ago with 100 notes

Via mohandasgandhi

Tagged: web

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
— Chief Seattle, 1855 (via mohandasgandhi) A Dkhw’Duw’Absh chief & prominent figure among his people. Seattle, Washington was named after him. A widely publicized speech arguing in favor of ecological responsibility and respect of native Americans’ land rights has been attributed to him. (via thegreenurbanist)

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4 years ago with 1 note

Tagged: soil food web

the soils food web

Soil Food Web