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LEARN2 Indigenous Food Sovereignty in Canada

When I started to research food security in Canada, I was immediately attracted to the issue of Indigenous Food Sovereignty.



Since the time of colonization, Indigenous communities have witnessed a drastic decline in the health and integrity of Indigenous cultures, ecosystems, social structures and knowledge systems which are integral

to our ability to respond to our own needs…
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Added by Fiacre on March 22, 2010 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

LEARN2 The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food

As we are discussing food security this week, I just thought I would bring this excellent series of lectures to peoples attention. It is available through Yale's open courseware site. It includes video and mp3's of all the lectures and information on readings.



The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food



This course encompa**** the study of eating as it…
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Added by Fiacre on March 12, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Greenspace and farmland in Detroit

Interesting story on transforming Detroit.



Detroit looks at downsizing to save city



Detroit, the very symbol of American industrial might for most of the 20th century, is drawing up a radical renewal plan that calls for turning large swaths of this now-blighted, rusted-out city back into

the fields and farmland that existed before the…
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Added by Fiacre on March 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

IMAGINE1 Creating change in 2020

Yesterday was a day to celebrate. We have just published our 5000th book.



In 2012 I create a small organization with a group of people whose interests intersected. Cultural preservation, education, literacy, social innovation, anthropology, information science, arts, sociology, hackerculture, we came from a variety of backgrounds and professions. Tired of the walls that kept us confined in narrow interests, we wanted to do transdisciplinary work and take action for positive… Continue

Added by Fiacre on March 10, 2010 at 1:49pm — 2 Comments

EVOKE badges

In case you haven't noticed, there are EVOKE badges that you can add to your blog, website, Facebook or MySpace page. Great way to get the word out about EVOKE!

Added by Fiacre on March 9, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

Need answers? Ask an EVOKE Librarian!

Hi everyone,



EVOKE Librarians are now available to help with your research!



Who are EVOKE Librarians?



We are a few volunteers who have agreed to offer up an hour or two every week over the next ten weeks to do research or help people find resources or answer questions for any project they are working on for EVOKE.



How do I ask a… Continue

Added by Fiacre on March 7, 2010 at 9:20pm — No Comments

EVOKE Librarians

Just a quick idea.



I work as a librarian and would be willing to offer up an hour or two every week over the next ten weeks to do research or help people find resources for any project they are working on for EVOKE.



If you need help researching a subject, please send me a message or leave a comment. I will try my best to help you.



I noticed that there are a few other librarians out there in EVOKE, so if they would like to help also, please send me a message so… Continue

Added by Fiacre on March 6, 2010 at 4:30am — 17 Comments

Achieving your aims through obliquity

Found an interesting article on achieving one's goal using a principle called obliquity that I thought may be of interest. A good principle to use in situations involving high complexity and uncertainty. Sound familiar?



Obliquity describes the process of achieving objectives indirectly, such as the financial success that comes from a real commitment to…
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Added by Fiacre on March 6, 2010 at 2:30am — 4 Comments

ACT1 Shadowing a hero, Bunker Roy

I have chosen Bunker Roy, founder of Barefoot College as my hero. What is Barefoot College? Well...



The College takes men, women and children who are illiterate and semi-literate from the lowest castes, and from the most remote and inaccessible villages in India, and trains them at their own pace to become "barefoot" water and solar engineers, architects, teachers, communicators, pathologists, midwives, IT…
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Added by Fiacre on March 4, 2010 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Great example of innovation in action





Just happened to see this on the web about building high-speed wireless in Afghanistan out of garbage.



The MIT group involved in the project also has a blog entry… Continue

Added by Fiacre on March 4, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

LEARN 1 Importance of culture in social innovation

Don’t fight culture (If people cook by stirring their stews, they’re not going to use a solar oven, no matter what you do to market it. Make them a better stove instead.)

1. If, as Clifford Geertz says, culture is simply the ensemble of stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, then we have to understand others stories to participate in them.…

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Added by Fiacre on March 4, 2010 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

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"I love that you've brought this to attention. An extensive database of uncommon but resistant and hardy plants/foods could be developed and organized by climate. Ease of growth and processing should also be taken in to account. I will try to…"
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Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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