Black People : Black and GREEN

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    http://growingpower.org/

    Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. Growing Power implements this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner. You can also read more at our BLOG: www.growingpower.org/blog

     
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    Goodwell's Natural Foods Market
    418 W Willis St
    Detroit, MI 48201


    Neighborhoods: Midtown, Cass Corridor

    (313) 831-2130
     
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    http://familyfarmed.org/oldsite/iyabo.html


    Iyabo Farms
    P.O Box 582
    Hopkins Park, IL 60944

    Johari Cole and her family farm forty-five acres about 75 miles south of Chicago near the Indiana border. Iyabo Farms’ land has been in the Cole family for twelve years and is currently in the process of becoming certified organic by the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA). Johari leads farm efforts with support from her brother-in-law, Terry James; husband, S. Kweli; and two children. Farm chores include watering, weeding, greenhouse work, seeding, marketing and sales. The family grows a range of fresh produce including kale, greens, melons, tomatoes, beans, peas and lettuce.

    Iyabo Farms is part of the Pembroke Farmers’ Cooperative and the Pembroke Farming Family. Pembroke Township, located within Kankakee County, has a long African-American agricultural history.
     
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    http://www.greendmv.org/


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    Phillip O'Neal and Rhon Hayes

    Green Giants

    The Washingtonian’s Green Awards honor those who protect our environment and who teach others the importance of eco-friendly living.


    By Leslie Milk Published Saturday, May 01, 2010


    When people hear about Green DMV, “they think we sell hybrid cars,” says Philip O’Neal. He and Rhon Hayes are founders of Green DMV—the initials stand for the District, Maryland, and Virginia— a nonprofit whose Green Job Corps trains disadvantaged people for “green” jobs doing energy audits, installing solar panels, and weatherizing buildings. One Green Job Corps graduate works at Washington Gas Energy Services. Another is working on DC weatherization projects as part of the government stimulus package. Last month, the Green Job Corps began training a new class in Alexandria.



    COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE: http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/15646.html
     
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    Naomi Davis Proves That Black Can Go Green

    Written by srhett on March 13, 2012
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    For Naomi Davis, going green isn’t just about saving the Earth, it’s also about building self-sustained communities in the African Diaspora. Davis is an urban theorist, attorney, activist and self-proclaimed proud granddaughter of Mississippi sharecroppers and a Queens, NY native.

    What Davis is most known for is being the President and Founder of Blacks in Green™–a non-profit that she utilizes to encourage development of neighborhoods that foster business opportunity, civic activism and healthy lifestyles. See below for key points from Davis’ journey as seen on her website (blacksingreen.org).

    ...cont....http://hellobeautiful.com/special-f...t/naomi-davis-proves-that-black-can-go-green/
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    .......Thanks sister cherryblossom, great post... btw, Naomi is wearing that hat, its beautiful(bad, lol), for real.


    Peace In,
     
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    Yes, she is, Bro. Clyde, with a beautiful smile to go with it!
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    .......Didn't want to really go there blossom, but you are absolutely correct.


    Peace In,
     
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    Cultivating a Future Without Poverty
    November 14, 2011 by Martha Loerke Scholarship Programs

    ....In August 2009, the Open Society Scholarship Programs turned toward the development of specialists in agronomy from several of the world’s poorest, most hunger-stricken countries, by awarding EARTH University—the Escuela de Agricultura de la Región Tropical Húmeda, a private, nonprofit institution in Costa Rica—a $2-million grant to bring 20 students from Haiti and Mozambique for four years of undergraduate study. The first cohort, five students from Haiti and five from Mozambique, began course work in 2010. A second cohort, including five more Haitians and five students from Liberia and Sierra Leone, began in 2011...
    ...cont.........http://www.soros.org/voices/cultivating-future-without-poverty
     
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