Global Farms & BlogLovin

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Events, Events and Education, Green or Nature, Happiness, ponderings, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hello all! First, I wanted to say thanks to everyone who stopped by for the Sustainable Yard Tour.  I think we had about 100 or so people here, and a good time was had by all.    We met a lot of other garden geeks and seed savers, as well as a great number of local foodies and just all around cool people.   We were also able to connect with Andy from the International Institute, about the cool project they are doing, called the Global Farms Initiative. The International Institute Global Farms Initiative is an agriculture-based career training program for refugees with two training locations:...

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Stop the Junk Mail!

Posted by on May 2, 2011 in Events and Education, Green or Nature, Misc stuff that is totally unrelated to anything obvious, Spirituality or Religion | 0 comments

“Americans spend 8 months of their lives dealing with junk mail.” …. Stat from the World Watch Institute You must be the change you wish to see in the world…   ~~~Gandhi Hello all!  There is a lot going on in the world right now and I could focus on any number of things, but today I am thinking about our friends experiencing such crazy and destructive weather.  I have family in some of the hardest hit areas of southeast MO.  It is very sad and stressful there.  They are already experiencing flooding, the Army Corps of Engineers is talking about blowing a hole in a...

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Jamie Oliver TED Talk

Posted by on Apr 10, 2011 in Events and Education, Green or Nature, Healing | 3 comments

Hello all!  Blogger Slacker Returns 🙂 I’ve had several conversations with people lately about food.  Not just about what to have for dinner, but why we are choosing what to eat.  Local?  Organic? Free Trade?  Healthy?  Not?  What really matters and why does it matter?  Food is more than just about fuel for the body, although that is certainly important.  But the food choices we make impact others and the health of the planet, as well as our own health. During this conversation about food and choices, this really cool TED talk by Jamie Oliver came up, so I wanted to post it.  In looking...

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MABA & Tsunami Relief, Buddhist Events

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in Events and Education, Green or Nature, Healing, Spirituality or Religion | 0 comments

Hello All!  Blogger Slacker returns with spring events at MABA, including their China trip and tsunami relief for the Buddhist community in Japan.  If you have never been to MABA, this pic is from them. www.maba-usa.org for directions and information   Mid-America Buddhist Association Monastery via Hwy. 94 to Schindler Rd. in Augusta , MO – a secluded and tranquil setting Dear Friends, See Below for information about: 1)     Earthquake – Tsunami Relief 2)     Sunday Meditation Schedule 3)     Sunday Study Group 4)     Spring Meditation Retreat — April 16 5)     Qingming Ancestor...

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The Fun Theory

Posted by on Oct 11, 2010 in Events and Education, Healing, Misc stuff that is totally unrelated to anything obvious | 0 comments

Can you make people want to do things they should, just by making it fun?  The fine, fun and ever creative folks at Fun Theory think so!   They have done projects aimed at getting folks to recycle glass, throw away trash and obey the speed limit.  But my favorite is getting people to take the stairs for a little exercise.  Check this out, and have fun! 🙂 Share the Love!EmailShare on TumblrTweetPrintLike this:Like...

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