BACKYARD FARMING

 

“Suburban Farming- An Idea Whose Time has Come” is an inspiring video on the Organic Consumer Associations website about gardening in ones backyard. Scott, gardening in a rented home in Ashland, Oregon, shows how to garden and grow food even in the first year using bio-intensive and Permaculture concepts, including many important aspects, like using vertical space, seed saving, small livestock and legumes. There are several other videos to select from once on OCA’s wesite. I have not watched them, but they all look interesting. Mary, thank you for this.

 

SUSTAINABILITY AWARENESS

 

Location: Sandpoint Library
Description: This event will stimulate sustainable oriented thinking and provide inspiration and tools for hosting your own sustainability awareness raising event. We will watch “The Story of Stuff”, followed by a discussion and reflection of the content. Then we will watch the story of an exemplary implementation of a sustainable production process from the film “The Next Industrial Revolution”. This is followed with information and tips for showing these films at a house party, classroom, church group, neighborhood association or any other location and provide the resources to make it a successful event.

Story of Stuff“The Story of Stuff” is a fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns exposing the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever. Continue Reading