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Weekly Round-Up 10/6/17

What's Happening at Wyoming Food for Thought Project:

Join us October 7th from 10 am to noon for a Garden TLC workshop! Maintain the beauty and growth of your garden through pruning, weeding, composting, and natural pest control techniques. Your tender sprouts will love you back!

For more information, visit our Facebook event page.

Join Wyoming Food for Thought Project this Saturday, October 7 from 9 am till 3 pm as we put the garden to bed for the winter! We will be working in our gardens at James Reeb Park, adjacent to our program center at 900 Saint John in North Casper. A garden is never dormant - there's always work to be done and this Saturday we will finish harvesting our crops, clean out beds, spread mulch, pull weeds, and put seeds down for Spring. Bring your work gloves, and join the fun. This event is good for all ages and abilities. We will provide the dirt! See you this Saturday, from 9 am till 3 pm at 900 Saint John in north Casper! Visit our event page for more info!

Are you looking for ways to get involved with our project?

Join us on Wednesday, October 4th at our Program Center for food bag packing! Packing starts at 4pm, although volunteers are welcome to come in early to help with set up. Everyone is welcome. We need drivers to help us deliver the food bags to schools on Thursday and Friday morning too!

We are also hosting an ongoing Public Art Project to paint a mural at Roosevelt High School. This is an ongoing project and we will be painting whenever the sun is out!

Don't have the time to volunteer? Donate!

Items needed at our program center:

Canning jars

Granola Bars Fruit Cups Soup Chef Boyardee Instant Oatmeal Boxes of Cereal

You can swing by 900 Saint John (our program center), leave it at one of our drop sites in town, or call 307-337-1703 to have someone pick it up!

Just $5 feeds one child for an entire weekend! You can donate funds HERE.

In the News:

"Joseph Badame was a lonely man, still grieving his wife’s death.

And then he lost everything. Buried in debt because of eight years of medical bills and lost income, he could not prevent banks from foreclosing on his custom-built New Jersey home — an 8,500-square-foot fortress with separate living quarters for multiple families, plus a massive basement equipped with bunk beds, propane- and kerosene-powered refrigerators, laundry facilities and showers."

"If you ever took the time to read the fine print on a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s iconic 18-in-1 Hemp Peppermint Pure-Castile Soap, you probably barely noticed the one reference to what people put in—not on—their bodies.

“Balanced food for body-mind-soul-spirit is our medicine!” founder Emmanuel Bronner wrote as part of the “all-one” vision that’s embedded in the company’s DNA.

But while food got a fleeting mention in Bronner’s original peace plan, the skin-care company is now investing a surprising amount of time and capital in projects that affect how people eat—from GMO labeling to promoting regenerative agriculture—putting themselves at the forefront of efforts to build a more sustainable food system."

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