Growing the Idea of Urban Agriculture

“Urban Agriculture” seems like an oxymoron at first glance.  When most people think of growing food, “city” is not the next word that comes to mind.  We have bucolic images of rolling pasture, pretty brown cows, and red barns.  But in reality, most of our food comes from far away and from farms much less […]

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Posted by Debbie Wright
Cogs and Crops

One of the countless byproducts of the industrial revolution is the industrial food system that feeds the modern developed world.  Industrialists are still working overtime to monopolize the growing, harvesting, processing and merchandizing of food in the western world and to export that same industrial food system to “new markets” in the developing world.  The […]

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Posted by Debbie Wright
Children learn about caring for each other from caring for nature

“Can we smush it?” “Can we eat it?” “My hands smell sooo good!” “Can I go pick some more?” “What will happen if we mix it with warm water?” This is just some of the rich language and scientific hypothesizing heard during a recent gardening experience with a few of our four year old friends.  […]

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Indie Theatre and Urban Agriculture: Realizing Our Passions

Urban agriculture is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in or around a village, town or city according to Wikipedia.  The hope of sustainability and the desire to live in holistic community drives this movement in the United States.  Generating income, providing nutrition, creating communal experiences and giving people the skills and power […]

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Foundation Spotlight: Mad Street Arts

An article from the Press Enterprise in Riverside CA. Working under the umbrella of viaShalom, a nonprofit community development organization, Mad Street Arts is working to help the community of Casa Blanca in Riverside share its story and find empowerment through the arts. The group began as the vision of Drew Ward, who is the […]

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Posted by Debbie Wright