Hello everyone out there, I need your help. We are in the groundbreaking stages of designing and implementing a school garden program out here for 1 school to start out and then expanding to others with the goal of every school having a garden. Now, its one thing to put in beds- simple. Its another to design the program so that it has lasting affect and becomes a useful and exciting tool for the district. So, never having done this before, I am asking for any suggestions, experiences,…Continue
Ashara- your idea to work with girls & women sounds awesome!
All of this relates to my thougts of the month about this program. I was/am prepared for it to be a bit more involved and left our first gathering together inspired by the depth of wisdom/creativity/analysis/passion. I was/am so perfetly sure something potent/inspiring/fun/usefull can be unleashed through us together. So my report for the month is really a question about what we'd be willing to put our energy towards &…
Hi boldleaders around the world.
I hope all you are doing well were you are. On my side everything is going well and i have arleady established a small poultry project were i work with students coming from poor family. The members are very cooperative and they like the project. Am working to post some photos of our project to you, thank you.
Alex from Tanzania.
I've been very neglectful of my monthly reporting! Sorry 'bout that. Since I can hardly remember what I did yesterday, recreating monthly reports starting in April will prove a challenge. However, I will do my best.
Here I am at my birthday party, with River,
whose birth I attended last year.
April Highlights: …Continue
Added by Mickki Langston on June 22, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
This is one of the projects I have been working in while living between Denver & the Bay Area - I rock this w/ my YouthSpeaks & Geneva Car Barn & Powerhouse Fam and the next day I get on the flight to KENYA to meet-up w/ my BoldFoodies!! Bless!
I've attached .pdf file of an amazing report from the Applied Research Center called "The Color of Food." It is an analysis of food systems and social justice via race and racism in the U.S. I think the info is important reading (cultural, historical, systematic) regarding all of the work that frames the basis for an increased development for an astute curriculum and perspectives on our many ways of being with ourselves as Fellows and as humans - all over the…Continue
Added by Casey Thomson- Comstock on June 15, 2011 at 7:51pm — No Comments
Cool video utilizing our creative selves to talk about the green economy, wind/water/solar power, food security and climate change issues. Music & cameo shout-outs to BoldFood Fellows @Zakiya Harris (Oakland, CA), @Joey Adamji (Minneapolis, MI) & @Ietef Vita (Denver, CO)! Delicious!!
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Added by Ashara Ekundayo on June 15, 2011 at 5:23pm — No Comments
A very macro perspective on food security, but an interesting article.
Growing Food and Justice for All Gathering 2011
Sacred Soil: Cultivating Seeds of Community Transformation
September 9th - 11th, 2011
The Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative is a new initiative aimed at dismantling racism and empowering low-income and communities…Continue
Dear Professional Fellows in Food Security,
I appreciate all of you who have contributed your thoughts and perspectives on the Ning with your reports and comments on other Fellows reports. I have enjoyed discovering all the resources and perspectives on your profiles. We are creating a nice resource of thoughts on urban food systems.
For this month please post your report and comments under one of the discussions (links below). I have posted some questions to…Continue
Added by andrea eleanor godshalk on June 12, 2011 at 4:35pm — No Comments
Walking up and down the busy roads of Nigeria, Drivers driving, Tailors sawing, and tears of the lost ones kept the soil sad, the Youths in Nigeria are asking, why are we killing each other?, when we were born, it was not like this, merriment were the reason we laughed and our white teeth beautified the Africa in us, but now, oh but now, our happiness has turned to sorrow, our merriment has turned the unlucky into the sadness on an unending death. what has come over us oh ye children of…Continue
Added by Ugwuja George .O on June 8, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments
I've noticed that people tend to measure participation in percentages. I believe there's no such thing as 0% participation but also no such thing as 100% participation. What I mean by this is, we're always participating on some level, even if that just means sitting back and watching, that's your own brand of participation by observation, right? In the same way, the idea of 100% participation baffles me. For me, it seems like there's always…Continue
When thinking about what it means to participate, all I could think of is what William Arthur Ward, a very inspirational writer, once said. Ward said, “Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.” As leaders, our participation should be mostly dependent on our actions, not our words. Words…Continue
Today I came face to face with one of my fears. Not spiders or death or the dark (although I did face all those -- well maybe not death), but the fear that maybe this experience won't change me. That maybe I'm too set in my ways. Not good enough to absorb it. I know a lot of people fear change, but I find myself fearing the lack of it.
As the bold leaders who traveled central…Continue
On our road to improved livelihoods, I met friends who are committed to this global problem especially in the south. Bold Leaders headquartered in Denver-Colorado makes a unique approach of training people in Uganda and Africa at whole to address hunger and enhance food security initiatives .Uganda being among the countries challenged to achieve MDGs by 2015, I got on board as a young professional to undergo such an intensive training in Urban Agriculture and Food…Continue