Category Archives: Keepers of the Seed

Happy Food Day! Video Greeting Card to Spread the Love

Huge thanks to all the video contributors’ time and thoughtful lessons that we can all celebrate, acknowledge and honor on Food Day!  Oct. 24, 2012. ALSO:  Join this call!  Bridging Communities (a Duke Univ. grad student group engaging in social … Continue reading

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Another Win for Fair Farming! Chipotle sidles up to the Coalition for Immokalee Workers!

While Chipotle deserves recognition for their continued commitment to sustainable food sourcing practices, the real champions here are the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (with farm-working stakeholders based in Florida’s tomato fields) and their broader Campaign for Fair Food.  The news … Continue reading

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Growing Groceries in Pots: Lessons from workshop at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

I had a great time with some eco-conscious, healthy eating pals with whom I attended a lecture/workshop at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.  Gardener and foodie Marie Viljoen talked “Edibles on the Eduge,” about growing edibles in small urban spaces, such … Continue reading

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Colombian Community Leaders speak out against Free Trade Agreement with US

Repost:  Videos by Diane Arango.  Impact of the Free Trade Agreement with Colombia on Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Communities.  The Obama Administration has announced that it wants to move forward with the FTA with Colombia. ACT NOW! Send this video to … Continue reading

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Spotted: the Top 6 Cosmpolitan Weeds of Brooklyn

Cosmopolitan Weeds?  New York’s brimming with them.  There’s actually no reason to consider these plants top 6 of any list, except that I happened to have gathered and photographed these samples.  I became more familiar with these herbs on a … Continue reading

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Video: International development fund answers prayers in Harlem and Ethiopia

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting with Reverend Nicholas Richards of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, to talk about his spearheading of the Abyssinian Fund, which provides development grants in the form of training, education and technical assistance to a … Continue reading

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MDG Progress in Short 8: Global partnership for Development

This goal is primarily about redistributing wealth through aid and investment from wealthy countries to impoverished economies. There are huge questions regarding why poor countries should be in any debt to world banking institutions.  After all, economic development in most … Continue reading

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