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New Meetup: In the Spring a Young Man's Fancy

From: user 1.
Sent on: Monday, March 29, 2010 3:56 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Greater Kansas City Democracy for America!

What: In the Spring a Young Man's Fancy

When: Wednesday, April 7,[masked]:00 PM

4124 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City, MO 64111

to playing in the dirt!

And politically speaking we have seen enough dirt slinging (plus epithets, rocks, threats etc), this early spring to last us through the summer... I suspect we have not seen the end of it yet.

We hope our next meeting will let us stray from the dirt of our political state of affairs and redirect our attentions to a nurturing kind of dirt, mother earth, who may some day get tired of our carryin'ons and, as George Carlin suggested, "shake us off like bad case of fleas". That is, if we don't change our ways.

Urban agriculture, and 'eat local' have become hot topics in recent years because we are beginning to fully realize how our 'way of life' is contributing to global warming and the rapid depletion of non renewable energy.

On April 7th Julie Rola will afford us insight into the birth of an urban food garden. The inspiration for her new agra-trajectory came out of a class that she attended called "Food Not Lawns". Julie's presentation was well received by the Sierra Club recently and her topic was featured in the March/April edition of greenablility. It is truly amazing the variety and amount of food you can produce on a postage stamp sized yard in Brookside.

Julie's theme fits perfectly with our community help endeavor this month, "New Roots for Refugees". Last month Rachael Bonar explained how refugee women are growing fresh starts and new hopes in a community garden in Kansas City Ks. Please help them in their new life by contributing: shovels, hand spades, hoes, baskets, grocery store bags, plastic buckets or help them buy the tools they need by donating a target gift card or old fashioned money (checks to be made out to Catholic Charities of NE Kansas. In the memo line please write 'New Roots for Refugees') To help them further, purchase produce from them at the Brookside Market (Saturdays), the Overland Park Farmers Market (Wednesdays and Saturdays) or the KCK Green Market at Juniper Gardens (Mondays).

We hope you will join us as we usher in the freshness of a new spring and say goodbye to the long cold tedious winter we just passed through.

As usual we will meet at Californos, 4124 Pennsylvania Ave. Kansas City Mo. 64111. April 7th, 7:00 PM in the Big Ballroom.

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