We envision a world where every person in the US has fresh, nutritious food within a 5-minute walk of their homes. It's a lofty goal, and we're just getting started, but this week has seen a lot of positive steps forward for us. We held our first ever meeting of the ATL Metro chapter of the #GreenHive, and got to meet 15 amazing teenagers that are excited to help shift momentum in the climate movement. The we met with our Grow, Don't More landscaping cohort for a great discussion about building a solid landscaping business. These two incredible meetings showed the energy building around climate and food justice, and renewed our commitment to growing a more just, green, and equitable future.
Now, here are this week's links!
* Calling all community gardens! Nature's Path Organics is running their annual Gardens for Good grant program where they give away 21 $5000 grants to non-profit community gardens around the country.
* "I thought how could I make honey that was closer to what the bees actually produced in a hive each season? I realized I had to leave each super of honey intact and bottle each one separately to preserve the essence of what the bees produce. The honey would be sold as raw unheated honey too, since heat damages the delicate flavors and unique medicinal properties of honey and is unnecessary. The idea of Single Source Honey was born at that moment." The story behind Ames Farm's single-source honey process.
* We Can't Tackle Climate Change Without You. Ain't that the truth?
* "Peter Kalmus, out of his mind, stumbled back toward the car. It was all happening. All the stuff he’d been trying to get others to see, and failing to get others to see — it was all here. The day before, when his family started their Labor Day backpacking trip along the oak-lined dry creek bed in Romero Canyon, in the mountains east of Santa Barbara, the temperature had been 105 degrees. Now it was 110 degrees, and under his backpack, his “large mammalian self,” as Peter called his body, was more than just overheating. He was melting down. Everything felt wrong. His brain felt wrong and the planet felt wrong, and everything that lived on the planet felt wrong, off-kilter, in the wrong place." A stirring, if terrifying profile of the great climate scientist Peter Kalmus.
* Interesting ATL news: A park, a film studio, and the DeKalb community that’s all for a land swap.