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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 (…

Added by Emily 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.…


Added by Emily 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

Added by Emily 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

Added by Emily on March 8, 2010 at 2:34pm — 5 Comments

Where I see myself in March 2020

When Alchemy calls me in March 2020, shortly before I turn 37, I am living somewhere sunnier and warmer than London. I will have worked for a large international organisation such as the United Nations or Oxfam for a number of years, before setting up my own NGO or social enterprise that aims to educate young people in conflict-prone areas about finding creative solutions to local and global problems. I have a healthy and happy family and a large circle of friends from all walks of… Continue

Added by Emily on March 5, 2010 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Another hero I have chosen to shadow! Kiran Bir Sethi

This awe-inspiring lady from India, the Founder & Director of The Riverside School, Ahmedabad, India is "infecting" young people to believe in their own potential to contribute to positive change!

Kiran Bir Sethi shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life's most valuable lesson: "I can." Watch her students

take local issues into their own hands, lead… Continue

Added by Emily on March 5, 2010 at 12:31pm — 4 Comments

Nicolas Negroponte - The founder of One Laptop per Child

I have chosen to shadow the Nicolas Negroponte, the founder of the charity called One Laptop Per Child

Nicholas Negroponte

Chairman, OLPC Foundation

Nicholas Negroponte is founder and chairman of the One Laptop per Child non-profit organization.

OLPC's Mission Statement: To create educational opportunities for the… Continue

Added by Emily on March 4, 2010 at 5:42pm — 9 Comments

I believe the most important secret of social innovation is to provide skills!

I believe the most important secret of social innovation is to provide skills!

"Provide skills, not just finished technologies.
The current revolution in design for developing countries is the notion

of co-creation, of teaching the skills necessary to create the solution,

rather than simply providing the solution. By involving the community

throughout the design process, you can help equip people to innovate

and contribute to the…

Added by Emily on March 4, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

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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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The meal

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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