10 years from today... our garden will be the pilot for community gardens in every neighborhood.
The garden will be a lesson for everybody. Showing how people can take charge of their life, their community and their enviroment.
It won't be easy. I know we'll face vandalism, despair and apathy.
We have the ultimate power - the community's first fruit or vegetable will show that we can.
we'll have visitors from all over the country, coming to see and learn about the… Continue
Added by gilad rosenbaum on May 10, 2010 at 9:00am —
I Started to research around the local websites.
I heard about a women who planes to create a community garden.
I found her. sent a messege. we talked on the phone that same day.
I visited the site on friday. It's an old shooting range.
We, the school, will have our little acre.
I'm glad to say we'll start working in the garden this year and not wait for next year - in september.
Added by gilad rosenbaum on May 2, 2010 at 11:29am —
I started the second mission with my pupils.
First, I showed them Jane McGonigal lecture at TED. We were reading a book in class that happends in the WOW world.
Second, we created our own EVOKE profile "scifi classroom".
Third, we learned about food security. They had very interesting ideas. The only rule is you can't dismiss an idea. you can only find the
problems in it and find a way to overcome those problems.
The amazing thing was to see how they react to one another ideas.… Continue
Added by gilad rosenbaum on April 19, 2010 at 9:37pm —
I never dreamed of my future. I never had a one, three, five year plan.
It is one of my biggest problems as a teacher. I know where I want to go in my first steps, but I don't know where I want to be.
My school counselor asked few days ago: "what do you want to do when you'll be older?"
I answered I don't know.
There are all kind of things I want to learn, but I'm not fixed on anything yet.
Time will tell.
Added by gilad rosenbaum on April 19, 2010 at 6:30pm —
I started searching the net for social Innovators.
I found the blog "have fun * do good
" and its writer Britt Bravo.
All the blog posts are about people and actions who are doing good in the world in a fun way.
For me thats the way to change the world - with a smile.
You can't beat a smile - its contagious. When you smile everyone aroud you smile.
I found her in facebook.… Continue
Added by gilad rosenbaum on March 30, 2010 at 12:00pm —
The selution is out there. somewhere. We just have to think, look for it, and find it.
There are alot of "new-age" mottos, books, movies. All of them say the same known truth - open your mind and stay positive.
Faith is not just about religion. It's the strength inside everyone that makes us keep going forward.
As Oliver stone said in natural born killers: "only love can kill the demon."
Added by gilad rosenbaum on March 27, 2010 at 1:29pm —
We're going to celebrate passover in two days.
The students are on vacation.
no worries. I have time to learn the game system and create my network before we come back to school.
Added by gilad rosenbaum on March 27, 2010 at 12:48pm —
A friend of mine told me about the site.
I decided to look at it.
I think its amazing.
I'm teaching a class called science-fiction. we learn science-fiction and fantasy literature.
for the next month we are going to work around the site.
we're going to learn about the problem on thursday. think about it. post our answers on monday.
Added by gilad rosenbaum on March 25, 2010 at 10:27am —