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Oct 23, 2007
Focus: Environment
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Location: United States

Gardening: The Most Local of Foods

We've discussed a number of ways to green your eating by incorporating more local and organic foods into your diet. If you really want fresh, eco-friendly food, though, it's hard to beat growing it yourself. Whether its vegetables from a backyard garden, or herbs from a kitchen windowsill, serving food that you've grown yourself can't be beat for freshness, taste, and, of course, the pride you feel!

The section of the Green Life Guide devoted to organic gardening lays out the basic practices of growing your own food the natural way: no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. For a genuine wealth of information on how to put these practices to work a t home, check out Journey to Forever's organic gardening site. Whether you want to grow vegetables in the back yard or on an apartment balcony, they've got all the tips you need for square-foot gardening, container gardening, composting (which we 've already discussed), and other practices.

Your Action for Today:
Choose a Spot to Start a Garden

If you're in an apartment or other living space without available land, you probably do have a balcony or patio where you can put some pots or other containers. Home owners and house renters generally have more versatility. The main feature needed: lots of sunlight. If your soil's not in the best condition, don't worry - there are ways to fix it.

Gardening takes time and effort, but the rewards are well worth it. Return to your Green Journal as you make progress with your garden, whether in choosing a location, preparing it, planting, or harvesting. And don't forget to share the recipes you use to prepare that great food!

Tomorrow: Buying and/or generating green power


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Posted: Oct 23, 2007 11:12am
Oct 23, 2007
Focus: Business
Action Request: Visit - in person
Location: New York, United States
Halloween Rocks!
Celebrate Early at the 4th Annual Really Really Free Market with:

live music by Free Stuff and DJ Suggested D.
radical literature
food and drinks provided by
face painting for children
Tarot Card reading
an advice booth
free clothes
toys and much more!

AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED, so make sure you don't miss anything and come to
St. Mark's Church on Sunday, October 28th
between noon and 5 p.m.!
2nd Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets
Bring friends and gifts, leave your wallet at home!

The Really Free Market is an open-air bazaar and celebration, where we discard capitalist notions of interaction and have fun trying new models of exchange.

This will only be as great as you make it. We will provide the framework; you supply the material. Bringing free stuff and planning skill-shares are great ways to get involved.

If you have a skill to share, stuff to give away, a crazy art thing to do, music to play, an idea for entertainment or a topic to discuss; email us soon and let us know what you are planning! Otherwise, plan on bringing your own table or blanket and coming and going as you please.

If you want contact us, just e-mail: inourhearts[at]

Show up to St. Mark's Church with something to share, and let this be another step in our movement towards a really, really free world.


Because there is enough for everyone.

Because sharing is more fulfilling than owning.

Because corporations would rather the landfills overflow than anyone get anything for free.

Because scarcity is a myth constructed to keep us at the mercy of the economy.

Because a sunny day outside is better than anything money could buy.

Stuff to consider bringing, services you many consider providing:

music (bands/musicians --acoustic), food (pretty much anything), clothes, books, movies (vhs/dvd), recorded music (tapes, cds), computer software, kitchen supplies, electronics, plants, instruments, picture frames, office supplies, candles, knick knacks, toys, jewelry, skillshares (hands-on stuff like how-to change a bike tire, make sushi, make a stencil, get social services, etc. etc.), and skills (massage, haircuts, reiki, etc. etc.)

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