Weekly Round Up - August 11th
We’ll be feeding you for free on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 5-7 PM at our program center. Bring your friends and family and join us for a home-cooked meal!
Yoga on the Labyrinth and Drum Circle
Treat yourself to a free yoga class at the Bart Rea Learning Circle followed by a drum circle on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Non-perishable food donations are welcome!
Food for Thought Summer Market
Another fun filled summer market planned for this week!. Join us on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 5-8 PM for fresh produce, kids activities, food trucks, live entertainment, and more!
Eclipse Market- CANCELLED
We have cancelled our Eclipse Market and our office will be closed on Monday August 21.
In the News:
We’re turning a 1988 school bus into a market on wheels. Bringing fresh, local produce to the areas of Natrona County that need it most will be a giant step forward in our fight against hunger! To learn more, click here.
To donate to this project, visit our Crowdrise page.
Maine has taken a bold step toward freedom, becoming the first state in the U.S. to enact a ‘food sovereignty’ law giving communities power to regulate their local food economy. The bill, titled An Act To Recognize Local Control Regarding Food and Water Systems, was passed unanimously by the state Senate and signed into law by Governor Paul LePage.
What this means is that neighbors can sell their eggs, milk, and other wholesome food to neighbors, without fear of state-level interference. This includes raw milk sales, a particular area where government has cracked down on those who dare engage in voluntary exchange.
All 28 girls in Troop 6000 live in a hotel in Queens, where New York City's Department of Homeless Services pays to shelter homeless families. They're members of the first-ever Girl Scout troop for girls who are homeless. Giselle Burgess was working for the Girl Scouts of Greater New York as a community development specialist, when she became homeless last August. She started a troop in her shelter, where they practice first aid, study women's suffrage and learn about STEM careers. New York City announced that it will invest $1.1 million to expand Troop 6000 from two dozen girls at one shelter to as many as 500 girls at 15 shelters.