June 2011 Blog Posts (26)

I need your help!

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,…


Added by Jonathan Clayshulte on June 30, 2011 at 1:09pm — 3 Comments

hellow??? you got to help out there

   I know i have what it takes to call myself a bold leader but do i have what it takes to tell young girls to stop getting pregnant? I know i can go one step beyond but not alone. It is my project and your project and everybodies project sometimes only four words can change one's life "THINK OF YOUR FUTURE" and done i know we can do it all together. You got to help out there 

Added by merina masawa on June 29, 2011 at 4:32am — 2 Comments

trying to write a post on your smart phone b/c your computer was very simply made useless by a virus...

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 &…


Added by Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish on June 28, 2011 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Poultry project

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.

Added by Stephen Makere Alexander on June 26, 2011 at 1:49am — 2 Comments

Re:Conservation Agriculture Vs Sustainable Agriculture

Dear All,
Greetings .I have come to learn from our grassroot communities that conservation agriculture and sustainable agriculture are intertwined to protect the environment and biodiversity.This friday I will be with Slow food on our campaign of 1000 garden in Africa, Join us in starting a garden in schools and communities

Added by Alex Zizinga on June 23, 2011 at 1:27am — 4 Comments

BoldFood Report: April

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: …


Added by Mickki Langston on June 22, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

"Life Is Living Festival" Launches in San Francisco - July 16th!

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!



Added by Ashara Ekundayo on June 22, 2011 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

Guess what's new at the farm??

Putting bees in our top bar hive at the 25th and Arapahoe Site - Damien Thompson is in the bee suit


The youth planting and…


Added by Leah Bry on June 20, 2011 at 12:38pm — 2 Comments

The Color of Food - a report from the Applied Research Center


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…


Added by Ashara Ekundayo on June 16, 2011 at 11:38pm — 4 Comments

How It Hits

So today I woke up at ten. I was at my friends house. First thought- Omg I feel so bad! (I pranked my parents last night :)) Told you im a prankster!) And wondering what EXACTLY I wanted to do today. Like any other day really ;)

I hopped on my bike around 11 30, After going home. At home, beforehand I found out how my parents reacted. It was funny.

Riding down to the light rail station... Just hanging with Nathan there and enjoying the weather...

Huffing and… Continue

Added by Casey Thomson- Comstock on June 15, 2011 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Green for All's new video called "What the "bleep" is a Green Job?"

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!!


Plz Share - Repost on your social networking sites!





Added by Ashara Ekundayo on June 15, 2011 at 5:23pm — No Comments

"The New Geopolitics of Food" Article

A very macro perspective on food security, but an interesting article.



Added by Brooke Havlik on June 15, 2011 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

"Growing Food & Justice Initiative" Gathering Scholarships Available

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…


Added by Ashara Ekundayo on June 13, 2011 at 11:39pm — 1 Comment

Sprouting Discussions

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…


Added by andrea eleanor godshalk on June 12, 2011 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Save the Last Blood

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…


Added by Ugwuja George .O on June 8, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments

Water Wars

Rain, cold, rain cold rain

Snow still in the mountains

No runoff, too cold,

Nothing planted, waiting, waiting

Preparing, preparing

But still…

Could not completely

Sunshine, sudden summer


Back into farming life

Early mornings

Late nights

Racing to work and plant on two farms

Still behind but catching up

Catching up

And then:

 Today 3:30, got home after early morning planting, put in the rest of the winter squash,… Continue

Added by Jonathan Clayshulte on June 7, 2011 at 6:05pm — 3 Comments

Can you measure participation?

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…


Added by Audrey Moss on June 6, 2011 at 10:07pm — 1 Comment

What it means to participate?

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…


Added by Youssef Abdelsayed on June 6, 2011 at 8:43pm — 1 Comment

Fears: A Confession

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…


Added by Audrey Moss on June 5, 2011 at 10:16pm — 3 Comments

Re:Report May,2011


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…


Added by Alex Zizinga on June 3, 2011 at 12:20am — 1 Comment

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