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  • Gentle Action Blog » A Farm Story
    and philosophies such as Rudolph Steiner s Anthroposophy Indeed their new knowledge wasn t new at all Yet when they attempted to bring up the information in their classes as one student remembers I was threatened with an F by one professor if I ever mentioned the word organic in class again So the students were on their own They couldn t get permission to start an organic research farm on campus but they were allowed a 2 acre plot of land for student experiments which they named The Student Experimental Farm This farm quickly became the haven for lost farm souls Those seeking another way Those who communed with the plants and animals and closed the week with drum circles and fire dancing by moonlight Many sustainable farming practices were employed including a small organic plot which in time came to be certified organic by the CCOF http www ccof org Since there was quite a bit of aggression from students and professors at the university these sustainable farmers learned to keep to themselves They adopted a motto around the idea that they should just keep to what they are doing instead of fighting the status quo in hopes that one day the university would see the light For about 15 years the Student Experimental Farm remained small until one day a couple of students decided to experiment with a Community Supported Agriculture Program CSA People in the community could enjoy local organically grown produce for the price of a weekly box or 4 hours of farm volunteer work AND support their local university students at the same time They also acquired 9 more acres of campus land for experimental use When I first began working for the farm in 2005 we were packing about 20 boxes a week a box feeds a family of four Now the farm provides over 300 boxes of produce for the community as well as participating in several local farmers markets At one point the Cal Poly Organic Farm CSA was the fastest growing business on campus They have also created the Sustainable Agriculture Resource Consortium and through the efforts of this organization Cal Poly offers classes in organic and sustainable agriculture through its curriculum The original Peace Corps students are no longer at the farm Although they stop by from time to time and share their stories about how different it was when they started My experience working on the farm was one of the highlights of my life and I have enjoyed watching the farm s contribution toward the creation of a Green community in our area We had a saying on the farm If you take care of the Earth the Earth takes care of you There were moments when I was harvesting vegetables with butterflies and bees buzzing frogs hopping by birds singing and lady bugs landing on my nose where I knew this is how it should be and I could feel the Earth giving thanks for my

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  • Gentle Action Blog » Gentle Action Webinar
    create positive effects when we set out to make a difference in the world whether across the globe or down the street For additional information and to register for the Webinar go to http my socialactions com events gentle action introduction and 1 Gentle Action No Comments No comments yet RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URI Leave a comment Name Email not published Website Comment moderation is in use Your comment will appear shortly Entries RSS Comments RSS About this blog Categories Creative Suspension Gentle Action Trust Recent posts Listening Unsweet Charity Maxims Sustainable City of the Future SHAPE program Complete list of recent posts Recent Comments Andrea Barbieri on Rabbits in Kenya charity on Rabbits in Kenya Boniface MW on Rabbits in Kenya Tracy on Rabbits in Kenya Janet Bravo on Rabbits in Kenya Complete list of recent comments Links Buy F David Peat s Gentle Action F David Peat Pari Center for New Learning Archives December 2011 November 2011 August 2011 April 2011 December 2010 November 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009

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  • Gentle Action Blog » Grameen Telephone
    How Technology Is Empowering the Poor chapter 02 Note the lecture lasts for 1 hr 15 mins but is divided into a series of short chapters Gentle Action No Comments No comments yet RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URI Leave a comment Name Email not published Website Comment moderation is in use Your comment will appear shortly Entries RSS Comments RSS About this blog Categories Creative Suspension Gentle Action Trust Recent posts Listening Unsweet Charity Maxims Sustainable City of the Future SHAPE program Complete list of recent posts Recent Comments Andrea Barbieri on Rabbits in Kenya charity on Rabbits in Kenya Boniface MW on Rabbits in Kenya Tracy on Rabbits in Kenya Janet Bravo on Rabbits in Kenya Complete list of recent comments Links Buy F David Peat s Gentle Action F David Peat Pari Center for New Learning Archives December 2011 November 2011 August 2011 April 2011 December 2010 November 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 Log in RSS Comments RSS Web Design Includes code from WP theme 8some Home Gentle Action Blog

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  • Gentle Action Blog » Oxygen Tax
    these products Brazil however supplies the world with oxygen yet no one appears to think it reasonable that Brazil should be paid for the great resource it supplies to the planet Of course there are considerations of supply If a nation has great supplies of oil then it builds pipelines and charges for its product likewise a river of fresh water could be dammed but it would be rather difficult for Brazil to contain the oxygen it freely supplies to the planet It now appears to be politically acceptable that nations should reduce their carbon imprint or in some cases offset the carbon dioxide they release So why not introduce an oxygen tax and recompense Brazil as well as other heavily forested areas as a reward for preserving their forests Is this a totally crazy idea Would anyone support it Or to we simply sit by calculating our individual carbon imprint or trying to figure out if its better to use paper or plastic bags while the world s major forests are cut down Gentle Action No Comments No comments yet RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URI Leave a comment Name Email not published Website Comment moderation is in use Your comment will appear shortly Entries RSS Comments RSS About this blog Categories Creative Suspension Gentle Action Trust Recent posts Listening Unsweet Charity Maxims Sustainable City of the Future SHAPE program Complete list of recent posts Recent Comments Andrea Barbieri on Rabbits in Kenya charity on Rabbits in Kenya Boniface MW on Rabbits in Kenya Tracy on Rabbits in Kenya Janet Bravo on Rabbits in Kenya Complete list of recent comments Links Buy F David Peat s Gentle Action F David Peat Pari Center for New Learning Archives December 2011 November 2011 August 2011 April 2011 December

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  • Gentle Action Blog » Appearance and Perception
    of 15 00 on 20 April over 87 million people had viewed the clip She was being followed by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore and 4393 others on Twitter You can see the Youtube clip at http www youtube com watch v RxPZh4AnWyk Gentle Action 2 Comments By Gloria April 20 2009 4 35 pm The point is though will this sudden fame be enough to make her dream come true Will she in fact become a popular appreciated singer And even if she actually manages to get some success how long will that actually last And most importantly will she be able to cope with it outside of her choir And last it s true that she makes us all think that we should not focus on appearances as much as we do but we all still seem to focus on her appearances quite a lot Well good luck to her By F David Peat April 20 2009 8 53 pm Good points I think it is a very complex story about many different things In part its because of her looks that people are amazed at her talent In part it is the expectation that not only singers but even cellists and violinists if female should look physically attractive so they can be marketed by agents and record companies In part it is about people wanting a simple story that she went from nothing to great fame when in fact it turns out to be more subtle than this she had performed once at the Edinburgh Festival In part its about the power of modern communications In the three of four hours since I posted the item five more million people had seen her on Youtube Other Links to this Post RSS feed for comments on this post

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  • Gentle Action Blog » Powdered Milk
    would be interpreted by the local community that she had been diagnosed with Aids Gentle Action No Comments No comments yet RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URI Leave a comment Name Email not published Website Comment moderation is in use Your comment will appear shortly Entries RSS Comments RSS About this blog Categories Creative Suspension Gentle Action Trust Recent posts Listening Unsweet Charity Maxims Sustainable City of the Future SHAPE program Complete list of recent posts Recent Comments Andrea Barbieri on Rabbits in Kenya charity on Rabbits in Kenya Boniface MW on Rabbits in Kenya Tracy on Rabbits in Kenya Janet Bravo on Rabbits in Kenya Complete list of recent comments Links Buy F David Peat s Gentle Action F David Peat Pari Center for New Learning Archives December 2011 November 2011 August 2011 April 2011 December 2010 November 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 Log in RSS Comments RSS Web Design Includes code from WP theme 8some Home Gentle Action Blog Library Social and economic limits of the current economic paradigm Ubuntu Declaration

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  • Gentle Action Blog » Failures
    Gentle Action can operate Gentle Action No Comments No comments yet RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URI Leave a comment Name Email not published Website Comment moderation is in use Your comment will appear shortly Entries RSS Comments RSS About this blog Categories Creative Suspension Gentle Action Trust Recent posts Listening Unsweet Charity Maxims Sustainable City of the Future SHAPE program Complete list of recent posts Recent Comments Andrea Barbieri on Rabbits in Kenya charity on Rabbits in Kenya Boniface MW on Rabbits in Kenya Tracy on Rabbits in Kenya Janet Bravo on Rabbits in Kenya Complete list of recent comments Links Buy F David Peat s Gentle Action F David Peat Pari Center for New Learning Archives December 2011 November 2011 August 2011 April 2011 December 2010 November 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 Log in RSS Comments RSS Web Design Includes code from WP theme 8some Home Gentle Action Blog Library Social and economic limits of the current economic paradigm Ubuntu Declaration for a Just and Sustainable World Economy Gentle Action in

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  • Gentle Action Blog » ABOUT EARTHQUAKES-SALVEZZA DAGLI ANIMALI
    monitoraggio e allarme globale in tempo reale Il geologo James Berkland della contea di Santa Clara in California è riuscito a prevedere terremoti al 75 incluso quello di Loma Prieta nell 89 soltanto prestando attenzione al numero degli annunci sui cani smarriti ma è stato licenziato Ted Miller riporta che anche uccelli pesci molluschi millepiedi e formiche avvertono uno scuotimento terrestre fino a una settimana prima che si manifesti Una prima teoria esplicativa Diego Baratono e Giovanni Ferrero Osservatorio Meteosismico Canavese è che gli animali sentono gli infrasuoni delle onde sismiche fra i 2 e i 12 Hertz oppure gli ultrasuoni che noi non udiamo Un altra che sono sensibili alle variazioni del campo magnetico terrestre che avviene attorno all epicentro Marsha Adams ricercatrice a S Francisco ha costruito sensori una ditta ne ha brevettato il segreto tecnico che misurano segnali a bassa frequenza elettromagnetica tali da permetterle previsioni accurate al 90 I segnali sono emessi dalle rocce cristalline lungo le faglie tettoniche il cui sfregamento fa emergere in superficie il venefico radon Tribusch del Mit studia sopratutto le variazioni negli assi del quarzo Altri organismi secondo Ulomov e Malshev rispondono ai cambiamenti di polarità e concentrazione negli ioni dell atmosfera il che cambierebbe le quantità di neurotrasmettitori nel loro cervello Ma di nuovo non mancano ipotesi sui poteri psichici degli animali Sheldrake ne è un fautore ricordando come molti animali hanno avuto inspiegabili comportamenti ore prima di un bombardamento e persino gli umani a volte avvertono un gran cerchio alla testa che li paralizza uscito su Il Mattino di Padova 24 01 05 Gentle Action 1 Comment By nicola April 19 2009 12 36 am Nicola Licciardello wrote this article four years ago Other Links to this Post RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URI Leave a

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