I really stepped back this week and since folks are still finding me and adding comments to my posts and friending me and sending me messages, I figured I should touch base and let folks know what I am thinking at the moment.
I've *really* stepped back in the last week -- for lots of reasons.
One, I needed to step up my attention to responsibilities at home; the everyday responsibilities were being neglected a bit and I needed to rectify that… Continue
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 24, 2010 at 5:13pm —
A continuation of this conversation
a bit late to the conversation, but I had some of thoughts:
(1) My understanding is that ultimately winning this game -- earning an award or a trip to the DC summit or a funding award for your project -- does not necessarily require being at the top Continue
of the leader boards. I am quite certain
that we will have to submit a specific…
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 17, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Brainstorming about where this could go:… Continue
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 17, 2010 at 5:03am —
It's 3:00 pm and time to start thinking about dinner. I am excited because my oldest son and daughter are coming back to Hidden Hollow Homestead for the weekend. I haven't quite decided what to make yet so I put on my black rubber boots, grab a basket and a pail, and get ready to muck through the mud to take a pass around our little homestead and see what strikes my fancy. My faithful companion Bear -- now almost 13 years old -- lumbers beside me, his warm soft dog nose pushing against my hand… Continue
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 16, 2010 at 2:06am —
Mission Objective: Increase the food security of at least one person in your community.…
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 16, 2010 at 1:00am —
In Learn2, part1
, I shared the data I found, revealing that even in the "wealthiest county in the USA" food security is still an issue for thousands of people.
In Learn2, part2, I will share the three most most innovative projects working to increase food security in my community that I was able to find:
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 15, 2010 at 4:00am —
If you live in the USA and care about sustainable living a $10 subscription to Mother Earth News
is worth every penny [and then some].
I also get their periodic e-mail updates/newsletter.
Here is a… Continue
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 15, 2010 at 3:15am —
It's exciting and inspiring to log on to EVOKE after being away for a day and a 1/2 and see how busy everyone is thinking, reading, writing, sharing, and --- best of all -- ACTING.
However, I want to remind us all: our resources are FINITE. Time, energy, money -- none of us have access to unlimited supplies.
We must be strategic and cunning in how we spend these resources to maximize the impact each of our efforts has -- because each effort… Continue
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 14, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Loudoun County, VA -- an hour Northwest of Washington, DC -- where my husband and I have lived for 5 years was once again ranked as the "richest county in the US
" by Forbes Magazine
. So when Alchemy said our mission was to investigate food security in our own… Continue
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 12, 2010 at 2:45am —
First, go read this
from Agent Glim. [And give him a power pt while you're at it!]
This will hopefully be the first of several NOTaGAME tagged posts I will contribute over the next weeks.
There are plenty of real action steps I have incorporated over the last five years. We are die-hard recyclers of everything, for example, and that was a habit that took awhile to… Continue
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 11, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Okay, so I can't really take credit for this as my husband has been advocating this for almost a year. I just didn't really see the importance of it until reading all about food security here. And then… Continue
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 11, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Don't expect any original research here. To be honest, I am just going to use my position on the leaderboard and my friend network to call attention to a voice we should be listening to and their --first-hand-- understanding of the problem of food security in Cameroon.
Please read… Continue
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 11, 2010 at 6:33pm —
I wish I could think of a better, more pithy, title for this post. Ah, well.
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 11, 2010 at 5:08pm —
I just found something I am so excited about that I can barely sit still long enough to blog about it. HUGE thanks to Mirko
whose choice of hero lead me to The Unreasonable Institute
Here you can see 34 brilliant amazing social entrepreneurs in the start up stage. And by pledging a small amount of money you can give them the boost they need to access… Continue
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 10, 2010 at 7:14pm —
Okay this is not coming as an "official" EVOKE Mentor. Because to be honest, I haven't figured out how to navigate that. Instead this is my own thoughts on how we can help each other be the best "players" and therefore change agents that we can be. [And I need to thank Elastica… Continue
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 10, 2010 at 6:00pm —
"playing" this game has reminded me that for a time I fantasized about being a program officer at a foundation, empowered to award and administer grants for worthy projects.
how I'd love to have serious funds to invest in such ventures at the moment.
reading folks' blog entries is so inspiring.
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 10, 2010 at 2:30am —
Wow, I resisted this one part of the mission. Couldn't figure out what I wanted to get out of it. Then I was too scared to actually contact the person. But it's done.
To be honest, while the mission of mothers2mothers is great: to prevent the transmission of AIDS from mother to child in Africa, that was not what drew me to Smalley.
I read a… Continue
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 9, 2010 at 11:12pm —
This post will be a work in progress and I will continue to add to it as I find useful resources.
Here are some free, web-accessible resources:
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 9, 2010 at 8:00pm —
This is the first in what I intend to be a series of posts on the due diligence one should do before beginning a new
The reality is that there are many hundreds and thousands of organizations [non-profit and for-profit] around the world today that are already engaged on the issues of poverty, development, sustainability, etc...
While new ideas, people, energy, resources are obviously needed, we should be careful to maximize the… Continue
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 9, 2010 at 8:00pm —
Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 9, 2010 at 4:33am —