SEED, the Untold Story: Film Screening and Discussion
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.
A panel discussion featuring local seed purveyors: Experimental Farm Network, Roughwood Seed Collection, Philadelphia Orchard Project and Happy Cat, follows the screening.
On April 29, hundred-of-thousands of Americans will march on DC to advocate for climate justice. On Saturday April 29, the Queens Action Council (QuAC) will bring the spirit of the march to our backyard so that the people who are disproportionately impacted by environmental injustice can advocate locally.
QuAC is teaming up with community leaders and nearly 20 different climate and food justice based organizations for a Northwest Queens "NYCHA" crawl. We will walk from the community center at NYCHA Woodside (10 AM), to Astoria HANAC (11:15 AM arrival), to Ravenswood community Center (12:15 PM arrival), and finally to Queensbridge/Jacob Riis Settlement Center (1:15 PM arrival). There will be a range of resources and activities to equip locals with the tools to become stronger ambassadors for climate and food justice in their community, including composting tips, EPA advocacy tools, Keystone (Standing Rock) advocacy resources, food storage tips, local food guides, farmers' market info, waterfront kayaking workshop sign ups, and petition signings for powerplants to stop using the toxic oils that continue to pollute Northwest Queens and beyond.
MAA volunteers will be tabling at Marlene's Market & Deli in Federal Way, please stop by and pick up one of our new flyers and see what else we have for you.
NOTE: THE POWER OF POULTRY INSTITUTE WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 1-2 AT SEVEN SPRINGS MOUNTAIN RESORT IN PENNSYLVANIA. THIS EVENT IS NOW BEING HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR IN ASHEVILLE , NORTH CAROLINA. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD AT THE WNC AGRICULTURAL CENTER ON THE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY BEFORE THE FAIR.
Interested in raising your own poultry flock for meat, eggs, or both? Have you recently started a flock but feel you still have a lot to learn? Perhaps you keep laying chickens now but want to get into meat birds? Are you interested in learning how to raise poultry to market for supplemental income? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you won’t want to miss The Power of Poultry, a MOTHER EARTH NEWS INSTITUTE in collaboration with The Livestock Conservancy and author/speaker Patricia Foreman.
The Power of Poultry is a one-and-a-half day event that will allow attendees to dive in with instructors and chicken experts for a jam-packed program with workshop topics that include choosing species, basic husbandry skills, managing laying and breeding flocks, infrastructure and predator proofing, and bird health and behavior.
This event is designed to be very personal and interactive, so space is strictly limited. Reservations are available first-come, first-served. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind experience!
For information on exhibitors, ticket packages, times, directions and accommodations click here.
Enjoy a day of vendors & speakers at this free family-friendly event. There will be activities for kids.
Call to make an appointment to donate blood with the Miller Keystone Blood Center. (610)929-0589. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Miller-Keystone Blood Center
GMO Free PA Lancaster County
Three Pure Rivers
Berks County Department of Veterans Affairs
U3: Body, Mind, & Spirit
PACT For Animals
Pennsylvania DUI Association
Inner Peace & Wellness Center
Animal Rescue League of Berks County's Patriotic Paws
Health Insurance Agent, Isaiah Thomas
Main Line Health, Home Health Care
Mindful kids yoga - Reading PA
Massage and Yoga Center
Chron's and Colitis Support Group
Boka Combat Systems
Wounded Warrior Project
Branches of Dance
Medicare Rep, James Gallagher
FairView Counseling and The Play Therapy Center
Holistic Nurse Coach and Reiki Practitioner, Sherri Mathews
Abilities In Motion
5th Street Powerhouse Gym
Muhlenberg Community Library's Therapy Dog, Chip
UC Davis Whole Earth Festival celebrating ecological sustainability through education, music, food, and art.
Look for our booth: Moms Across American and Organic Sacramento booth, California Guild, and Environmental Voices- celebrating healthy communities
**Kids 16 and under gain free entry. Seniors and Military receive a discount at the door. Students receive free admission on Friday and receive a discount on Saturday and Sunday at the door.
Sign language interpreters are available Saturday and Sunday
Hours: Friday: 12pm - 6pm; Saturday: 10am - 6pm; Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Join the Green Festival Marketplace by exploring over 250 exhibitors, learning from over 50 inspirational speakers, indulge in some delicious vegan or vegetarian food and learn all you need to know to live a more sustainable lifestyle! SHOP.TASTE.ENJOY
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We are looking for someone from Moms Across America to table at the Bluestem Earth Festival, May 20th, 2017 on the campus of the University of St. Frances, Joliet, Illinois from 10 - 3pm. Free booth, just pas out the free flyers from Moms Across America and have fun connecting with great local people! Please visit www.BluestemEarthFestival.com for more details or contact Jeanne Phelan/ Bluestem Earth Festival & University