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Community Veg garden in one of the most deprived urban areas in the UK

I have joined two local growing schemes (Capital Grow www.capitalgrowth.org and Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming www.sustainweb.org) and "food networks" such as Growing Communities East London (…

Posted on March 22, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Local food shortage near me - not lack of food but lack of healthy, locally grown food!

I know that food shortages exist to far more severe extents in other countries but Alchemy's mission said to look at one's own community so I have focused my attention on my experiences here in Hackney, East London.…


Posted on March 22, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

NEXTSTEP - Wine to Water! Thanks for the inspiration Holly!

When I received Alchemy's new challenge I started looking through various agents' blogs - I wanted to find a "new hero" from someone I was not yet friends with...

I came across Holly Lufele's post on DOC HENDLY, the founder of the organisation Wine to Water and was immediately inspired - I used to work… Continue

Posted on March 9, 2010 at 12:30pm — 13 Comments

Project on "BLOOD DIAMONDS" for students - get involved!

I work for an educational charity that runs an online learning community, called Rafi.ki (the Swahili word for friend) for schools around the world that helps students share ideas and work together for a brighter future. It is free for all non-UK schools to join - it contains communication tools and cross-curricular projects around global issues, and is safe and moderated.

We are currently running a project called "BLOOD DIAMONDS" where students learn… Continue

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 2:34pm — 5 Comments

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At 7:28pm on March 29, 2010, Shakwei Mbindyo said…
Hey Emily, just read the story on BBC thanks to your status. I went to high school (girls boarding school) with a couple of girls from a nomadic community. During school holidays, they would have to catchup with their village which moved from place to place in search for water for thier livestock.
At 2:21pm on March 22, 2010, Bongumusa said…
You are warmly welcome Emily.
At 12:20am on March 18, 2010, Ronald Kasendwa said…
Hi Emily,

I hope you are doing fine. Am so sorry for being away for all this long.. how is the EVOKE treating you? Ha ha!
At 7:20pm on March 9, 2010, Marcus Tracy said…
IT may not be a James Bond meeting but do you at least get to ride in an Aston Martin?
At 2:36pm on March 5, 2010, Jake Baird said…
Thank you for the add and welcome to the EVOKE network. I will be looking forward to seeing your blogs and other input. :)
At 10:48am on March 5, 2010, Shakwei Mbindyo said…
Hi Emily, I work in Kenya and furrently mentor a group of university student working on an eLearning project for rural schools. Have you connected your online learning programs to any schools in Kenya / Africa?

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