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June 30th Prompt

Jul 1st, 2014 | By

When I was abroad in Madrid, Spain, my friends and I celebrated Thanksgiving. What made this special was the fact that our differences brought us together. We were celebrating Thanksgiving in a different country and we were sharing a part of our culture to other peers from different countries. It was a bit difficult to find a whole turkey and all of the staples that we may be used to in the United States. However, this allowed us to improvise and make the dinner unique.  […]

The Power of Community Gardens

Jun 24th, 2014 | By

I am currently interning at Louisville Grows, a grass roots non-profit dedicated to urban agriculture, urban forestry, and environmental education. The second Amish principle resonated the most with me. Over these past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to meet many community members who garden or come to help out at the two community gardens that Louisville Grows has. Community gardens bring neighbors together, and it is great seeing everyone interacting with each other. The People’s Garden has two greenhouses, an area for community  […]

Mandy’s thoughts for Week 1

Jun 8th, 2014 | By

After reading this line, I find a feeling of tension. It reminds me of another saying about how the truth hurts. In our readings, I’ve found some of the things that I am learning about in regards to food very shocking. I did not know how food and the distance it travels had an effect on our well-being and health. What I mean by this is that Berry talks about how industrial agriculture now replaces people with machines and how we depend on fossil fuels  […]