It’s time again for the We Are The World 🌎 Blogfest, #WATWB, occurring on the last Friday of each month. Started by a fine group of bloggers who wanted to focus on the good news as a way of expanding its reach, the #WATWB is like a balm for our battle-weary souls. Face it, it’s rough out there and more often than not, a bit of good news helps.
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1. Keep your post to Below 500 words, as much as possible.
2. Link to a human news story on your blog, one that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Paste in an excerpt and tell us why it touched you. The Link is important, because it actually makes us look through news to find the positive ones to post.
3. No story is too big or small, as long as it Goes Beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.
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Enjoy this story about a few groups in Madison, Wisconsin and Douglas County, Kansas who want to raise their vibrations one carrot, squash and string bean at a time. What’s that you say about raising vibrations? Well, you know, the best way to do that might just be to eat right — healthy, organic, non-toxic, non-pesticide-laden food grown in small batches, as opposed to acres upon acres of the same product, lovingly cared for by a group of like-minded individuals who know the value of community. Who knows? Maybe more than a few of them whistle while they work and that’s got to be great for the watermelon.
The groups are focusing not just on food, but on developing a “sustainable local and regional food system that supports equitable access to healthy, culturally appropriate food, nutrition education and economic opportunity.” Another one of the goals is the creation of a better food pantry so that those who don’t have access to this kind of healthy food can share in the bounty.
You can access the article here. Sustainable agriculture — locally grown, small-batched, organic food — is a must if we are going to make it, nutritionally speaking, into the 22nd century. Agribusiness with its acres and acres of a single, non-diverse product is not. Maybe you’ll want to start a community garden in your neighborhood. Together, we can make a greener, more verdant world, one little community garden at a time.