"In January of 2012, students from four colleges came together to create the Food Recovery Network, with a mission of creating food recovery programs on every college campus in the country. First, students at Brown University formed the second chapter of FRN, which successfully recovered 6,000 pounds of food in its first semester. That same month, FRN joined forces with two existing food recovery programs, Bare Abundance at the University of California, Berkeley and Food Rescue at Pomona College."
"As of May 2014, we have programs at more than 95 colleges in 26 states, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. and have recovered over 400,000 pounds of food! We are supported by Chartwells in addition to Sodexo, Bon Appetit, and many independent dining providers."
Mother Earth News has a very short but helpful overview for how to start an urban farm. I only quibble with step one: have a mission statement. Mission statements are complete wastes of time and energy to craft something in words that means absolutely nothing. Just ask: what do you want to accomplish with the urban farm? But you've probably already answered that question if you are ready to take concrete steps to create farm, so giddyup and GO!
Q.What do you call a chicken with a lettuce leaf on its face? A.Chicken sees a salad (@rich_whittaker)
The last sunday of every month, East Austin is overtaken by a festival of free happening at Chestnut Community Park.
Chalk this up as yet one more think I didn't know about. The Really Really Free Market is a gathering for reuse, recycling, sharing and community building, from 1-3 pm. My Irish class isn't meeting this Sunday so I think I may go check it out. Read more about it here.