Thursday, March 18, 2010

Recession Proof Family?

Nightline interview with Jules Dervaes, taking a good look at their Urban Homestead, which Jules explains is his recession proof plan.
Living the Real Simple Life (ABC Nightline)

The Dervaes' family has been an inspiration for me and many others.
A hearty Thank You to Jules and the other visionary people creating the revolutionary urban homesteading movement.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Making THE Difference

On my first day at a new job with a national non-profit agency, my boss saw I was overwhelmed and shared with me one of his favorite stories:

"After a huge storm, a young girl was running along the shore and rescuing the little fish that had been trapped in  pools on the beach. I watched the girl for more than an hour, thinking how much energy and time she was wasting. As she approached she asked me if I would help. I explained that there would never be enough time to rescue them all before the puddles dried up, and that it simply wouldn't make any difference. She looked me square in the eye and as she scooped up one little fish said very plainly 'I may not be able to save them all,' as she tossed it back into the safety of the ocean 'but to This fish, I have made all the difference in the world."

It is in this spirit that I want to share a charity that has touched our lives:

"The Dinner Garden provides seeds, gardening supplies, and gardening advice free of charge to all people in the United States of America. We assist those in need in establishing food security for their families. Our goal is for people to plant home, neighborhood, and container gardens so they can use the vegetables they grow for food and income." (or visit The Dinner Garden on Facebook)

Please consider donating goods, time, or financial support to this incredible organization if you can. It may not end hunger for everyone, but for one family it makes all the difference in the world!

Thank You.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Goji ~ 2009 & 2010

Goji Harvest, October 2009

Goji waking up! (thought it was a goner), March 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Words to Live by

We all have a few "Words to Live by", quotes that we love and that inspire us.
I wanted to take a moment to share a few of my favorite with you.
I hope that you too will share your own words of wisdom, please comment below.

Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do Without. (WWI era saying)

"In our society we are not called citizens anymore, we are called consumers"   Fritz Haeg 
(gives one pause, does it not?)

"Rethink the possible. Start where you are, and do something different." Jules Dervaes