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June 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Community creates urban food forest to feed, educate, and engage

The Beacon Hill neighborhood in Seattle, Washington is building an urban food forest on 7 acres of public land. Located in one of the most diverse zip codes in the United States, their neighborhood community has come together to grow their own food to rehabilitate the local ecosystem, improve public health and educate about the climate impact of food production. The…


Added by steve stapleton on June 27, 2012 at 1:58pm — 1 Comment

Community Visioning Initiatives or General Elections?

Which citizen participation/problem solving process has the better cost/benefit ratio for problem solving on a scale most of us have never known before?





We live in a time of unprecedented opportunities, in many ways created by the expansion of the Internet, and by electronic devices, communication satellites, etc which make it possible for information, knowledge and wisdom to be passed quickly to a broad range of international…


Added by Stefan Pasti on June 25, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Occupy Movement Takes On Elementary School Closures

If there was ever a more certain need for the work of the CLE, the People's School For Public Education would seem to fit the bill! Now is the time, education belongs to all of us and our communities not the patriarchal system that functions to reinforce conformity and assimilation. As we prepare for Montana, we should keep in mind the PSPE (asking: what took y'all so long?) and think of how we create spaces for authentic learning, dialogue, care and community. Check the link… Continue

Added by Lee Francis on June 21, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments

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