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Celebrating World Planting Day 2016


March 21, 2016 by  
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March 21st, 2016: World Planting Day

Plant food, trees, berries, edible flowers with the world and celebrate taste, beauty and healthful living.  Today

World Planting

 

World Planting Day is March 21, 2016, a special event to celebrate with people around the globe. It’s a day that helps us remember that our gardens are beautiful, and delicious. How you may ask. Consider growing foods for:

  • Fresh, nutritious eating
  • Nourishment
  • Outdoor activities
  • Addressing climate change
  • Being Climate Smart
  • Tasting delicious foods
  • Beautification

Will you start planting and celebrate with the world.  The rewards are countless.

Ontario Supports Growing Local Food


November 6, 2013 by  
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  Preparing the soil by hand

The agricultural sector is a huge contributor to the Ontario economy.  How big?  According to the Ontario New release , the contribution from farm to fork is $34 billion.  That’s staggering and aspiring especially since the employment is more than 740, 000 jobs.

Local food is about health eating and knowing who is growing and caring for it.  The best person is YOU.  If you can’t grow your own, buy from someone you know, think about your food, who is growing it, where is it coming from, what nutrients do I need to function, to feel energized.  Local food is more than just economic it’s the social and environmental aspects that are equally important.

Start somewhere and support the local food movement- Grow your own!

UN: A Foundation Built for Peace


October 24, 2012 by  
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On October 24th, 1945 delegates from around the world went to San Francisco to discuss an international peacekeeping organization.  That Organization is now known as the United Nations with its headquarters in New York City.  The world still sends representatives to meet and discuss world developments and collaborations to resolve conflict with long term results.  Although there have been many wars since the United Nations was founded, there has not been another World War. This was a great fear in the era of nuclear weapons and Super Powers, such as the United States and the former Soviet Union. Surely, just having a meeting place where people could talk instead of fight has helped to prevent a major war.  The United Nations also reminds us of the rights of the oppressed, the rights of women, and the rights of children. It is an organization that makes it possible for us to get into countries to feed the hungry and help the sick.

 

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Cosmic Campout


April 23, 2012 by  
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Music Festival

The Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities (fbsc.org) is please to participate in The Cosmic Campout Festival for three days of music and fun.
FBSC will participate in the following ways:
• display old kitchen utensils for attendees to identify;
• eco-trivia;
• scents identification;
• handmade paper demonstration; and
• repurposed decor display
Building community through art, food and music brings us together to celebrate and enjoy the sounds and joy an event such as Cosmic Campout offers.

World Water Day 2012


March 22, 2012 by  
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UN World Water Day 2012

 

Many people use water for the following things.  While viewing consider how you would do if water wasn’t available.

-drinking

-cooking

-showering

-Gardening

-washing clothes

-cleaning

-preserving food

Take a moment to appreciate this precious resource and think of ways to preserve it.  You save money and the environment.  How good is that.

Links:

UN World Water Day

What’s Your Water Footprint 

The Story of Bottled Water

Help one billion with little or no access to water