The Well Fed Neighbor Alliance, LTD, and in particular Galen Chadwick and Aubree Taylor, are honored that the State of Missouri has named it's Garden Challenge the "10,000 Gardens Challenge" following the incredible success of the 1000 Gardens Project in Springfield. Way to go Galen and Aubree! Read below and become involved. Missouri first!
AgriMissouri is challenging Missourians to start growing! Our goal is to register 10,000 gardens from around the Show Me State, on…Continue
Added by Ruell Chappell on April 13, 2011 at 10:50am — No Comments
Yesterday I was asked why i don't speak much about farmers markets. I don't because they exist. Farmers Markets, Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSAs), and other models are already on the ground here and growing in number and sales yearly. I love to go to FMs personally.
However, Missouri can only produce about 5% of the food necessary to support its population. Add that to the facts that,…
Added by Ruell Chappell on January 25, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments
If you have decided that our future, as a global partner, is not bright, do something about it. Don't rail at the government and your elected officials. That is nothing but distraction. Only WE can change our life on the ground in our home. Only a vibrant, sustainable economic engine will do what legislation has failed to do for the last 60 years. How do we do that? We grow local. We buy local. We eat Local. Locally grown/raised food is our…
I enjoy every day now. Rich, poor, sick, healthy, runners, watchers, geeks, techno peasants, black, white, yellow, brown, red, martian, we all eat and food IS the common thread. Not only is the pursuit of Local food an "all good" cause with regards to food security, local economy, jobs, health and the ultimate sustainability of our children and their children to come, but it is the topic that draws us together. I see it in every meeting. As i look…
I want to wish all my friends a most prosperous and happy New Year! Actually, i want to do more than wish. I want to help make it happen and I'd like to ask your
help in doing so as well. In the New Year we will start the trek back
to local food security, a sustainable local economy with jobs and better
health. We will learn that truth is local... where you can see it...
and that America can only be made strong again one…
Added by Ruell Chappell on December 31, 2010 at 1:01pm — No Comments
If any of you know of an ex-retired-military type with experience in procurement, I'd like to meet them. I'm needing an honest, "get along-make it happen" person with a "local food,local jobs" vision, a
living income and the will to grow with a new model.
On another note, I'd like the WFNA,LTD to create some "returning vet/vet" opportunities. This can be done and i think it would help a lot of men
and women and, become part of our template for restoration…
Added by Ruell Chappell on December 30, 2010 at 10:50am — No Comments
Last night something fairly strange happened. A person very close ( a chicken keeper by the way…. Already compliant with the city’s proposed ordinance change) called me to let me know that they had been talked to pretty harshly by a neighbor……. with regards to the chickens, they assume. They don’t really know as the confrontation consisted of a lot of ranting and name calling and then a stomp…Continue
Added by Ruell Chappell on June 14, 2010 at 8:24am — No Comments
Every Sunday I watch the political shows to see if I might glean some inkling that ANYthing is changing. Nope. Under this admin., Democrats accused Republicans of
Blocking good ideas. Republicans did the same of democrats under Bush. Same old arguments, same old finger pointing, same old distraction. Behind the scenes, big oil, big farma, and big pharma still run the show.
Does big oil want us to produce high grade efficient ethanol…Continue