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    The Food is Free project

    Post  mudra on Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:37 pm

    The Food is Free project

    The Food is Free Project is creating a repeatable model of growing food and community. It is our vision and wish to empower you with the knowledge and know-how to transform your block and neighborhood step-by-step. Using salvaged materials we are building front yard community gardens for all to share. Imagine walking down a block lined with fresh produce ready for the picking. Neighbors not only growing food together, but becoming friends and supporting one another.

    The Story of Food is Free
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlC-4MgfICU


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    Post  mudra on Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:38 pm

    How to Make Seedbombs with The Food is Free Project

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J5IKwmTkmY


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    Post  mudra on Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:40 pm

    Food is Free Project Plants a Community Garden in the Street
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQNNFHjvdzY


    We decided to set up a micro community garden at SXSW, right in the middle of the chaos. We made some planters out of salvaged wood and dollyed them through the mayhem right in the middle of 6th street and got help planting them out from people walking by. We had a blast and met a bunch of awesome people, sharing the vision of Food is Free and simple ideas about connecting with our community and working together.

    Be the ripple that starts conversations about change and take action. Each small action opens the next door. Do and be awesome today!

    Onward and upward,
    John and the Folks at Food is Free Project

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    Post  mudra on Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:46 pm

    Worldwide testimonials of people participating in the Food is Free Project taken from Facebook

    Finding treasure in the city!

    "Food is Free" in Vancouver, BC Canada -My daughters and I on my 29th birthday visit to the city! We found three free community gardens that day! This one had corn, some herbs and something I didn't even recognize



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    Post  mudra on Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:14 pm

    "Beautiful curbside garden! I'll never forget the first interaction with someone who said to me "just walking past and seeing your garden inspired me to plant my own!"

    My front verge Food is free garden in Cairns, Australia! Pumpkins are out and tomatoes are in
    Mikayla Donald



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    Post  mudra on Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:30 am

    A truckload of sharing makes the world go round.



    Today's lettuce harvest on its way to the Bounty Food Bank in Tacoma. I estimate about 100 heads of buttercrunch lettuce. Two trays came from my Wall-O-Food.David Johnson ‪

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    Post  mudra on Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:59 am

    Firestation free garden. Love the sign that explains when/how to harvest.



    Here's an update of the children's free food garden we helped plant outside my local fire station ! (: – avec Tyler Bethune.

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    Post  mudra on Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:02 am

    Together we are changing the paradigm and all change meets some resistance. Keep sharing seeds, plants and conversations knowing you're creating ripples of inspiration. Onward!
    Was trying to give away tomato plants, but being stopped by the LAW.... It is not allowed to give away things for free!!!...

    Is that a joke,... I can be brainwashed wherever i go with advertisements, but i am not allowed to give away plants!!!! ???????

    I am from Utrecht, Netherlands....... A JOKE

    We WIL SHOUT THEM Om PLease help with that, it is a shout for love for thank you existance, to purify, to get rid of negtive energies in your surrounding... It is the call Of our God/ Love fammily

    AAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM




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    Post  mudra on Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:35 pm

    Around the world, gardens are multiplying because of people like you planting seeds. Thank you for doing and being!



    Side Walk Garden. Free to anyone who's hungry. I've seen several of these around my city. Also the number of community gardens have quadrupled here.   -Wellington Road, London Canada. ]Side Walk Garden. Free to anyone who's hungry. I've seen several of these around my city. Also the number of community gardens have quadrupled here.   -Wellington Road, London Canada.

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    Post  mudra on Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:21 pm


    Food-Is-Free Project Losing Their Teaching Farm

    11/13/2014



    The Food is Free Project was started with just a handful of seeds in one front yard in Austin, Texas. It began after founder John VanDeusen Edwards read a line in a gardening book that said something to the affect that sharing the knowledge was a vital step in gardening. He resonated strongly with that line and it inspired him to take a leap of faith and start a front yard free garden. Within one year, over half of the houses on his street had Food is Free garden beds in their front yard. John sparked a food revolution in Austin, Texas, teaching people of all walks of life how to grow and share food. It instantly became a cog for motivation for friends, neighbors and aspiring green thumbs. The project has reached over 190 cities around the globe. It has become an open sourced idea free for the taking because of the profound inspiration it has given to thousands of individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities all around the world. Their presence on social media is growing everyday, reaching more and more people around the globe. The concept behind the Food id Free Project is simple. Build a raised bed front yard garden with reclaimed materials such as heat treated pallets. Paint a sign on the box that says Food is Free. Fill it with soil and plant it with seeds and transplants. Share the harvest with friends, neighbors, strangers and passerby's. Repeat the process time and time again.

    fif2 The Food is Free Project was founded by John VanDeusen Edwards (center in photo), who transformed his front and backyard into a teaching farm and resource center. The Food is Free Project is home to three aquaponic systems, twelve chickens, a rooster, two mini pet pigs, a fish pond, a hugelkultur spiral garden, an outdoor kitchen, community composting, a tool sharing program, and free workshops and classes on cooking, preserving. Food is Free Project raised beds are built onsite with the help of families, friends and volunteers. Children love coming to the farm to see the animals, witness how food is grown, and playing with worms in the compost pile. The Food is Free Project has installed several Food is Free beds throughout their community, including one for Habitat for Humanity. They encourage community involvement, the mentoring of children, engaging in conversations with neighbors and bringing life back to neighborhoods.

    Recently, an unexpected hefty cash offer was made to the landlord of the property that John and the Food is Free Project Teaching Farm reside at. Those making the offer would demolish the farm, pave over it and develop condos. John and everyone at Food is Free Project is devastated and heartbroken. They have spent 2 years building the soil, planting perennials and fruit trees and inspiring the community in so many ways. They need our help. They have launched a crowd-funding campaign and are asking for community support to establish a new permanent location for the Food-Is-Free Project Open Source Teaching Farm.

    Their visions for their future site include hosting international visitors and training leaders from all over the world to engage and inspire their own communities. They plan to film the progress of the evolution of The Food is Free Project which would include sharing blueprints, how to videos and gardening tutorials on their website.

    Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/editorial/blogs/organic%20gardening/food%20is%20free%20project%20losing%20their%20teaching%20farm.aspx#ixzz3Iyw26FNh


    Support their Project on Indiegogo and help them save their farm : Arrow https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/food-is-free-project-the-open-source-teaching-farm

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    Re: The Food is Free project

    Post  mudra on Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:08 pm



    “PLEDGE TO PLANT – EARTH DAY, APRIL 22, 2015” Be a part of the biggest grass-root effort in history by planting a seed/tree as a “give back” to Earth. It's an old Native American tradition that when you take something from the Earth, you must put something back. Earth Day 2015 will be a global "give back to Earth" event, as an "offering" for all the planet gives us. Our goal is to plant one billion seeds/trees. Please plant something that is organic, perennial and suitable to the growing conditions in your area. If the temperature is not conducive to planting on April 22nd, please start growing a plant indoors or commit to planting your tree once the outdoor temperature is warm enough. If you live in an apartment, please plant something in a container or donate a tree to a garden in your area. Please nurture your plantings, like children, until they can sustain themselves on their own.

    It is important to keep a certain portion of the planet covered with forests as it is essential for regulating the distribution of rain and snow over the surface, thus, controlling the climate. Every tree planted will assist in stabilizing the climate and provide habitat for various species.

    We need your assistance in contacting local organizations, business establishments, schools/universities in your area to get them involved. There is a group page on Facebook for the planning of the event. Feel free to join and offer whatever assistance you can. Everyone is welcome…All ideas are welcome. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1039631319395983/

    We can no longer wait for something outside of us to create change. WE ARE IT.

    For the Butterflies, some planting suggestions: milkweed, honeysuckle, aster
    For the Bees, some planting suggestions: dandelion, lavender, ox-eye daisy, snapdragon, nasturtium, sunflower, yarrow, wild lilac, echinacea, hosta, zinnias

    Arrow https://www.facebook.com/events/327883710751172/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

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