This is a lot of stuff, so I’ll try to keep it simple:
A Triangle woman, Karen Bearden, has organized a multi- farm event as part of 350.org’s Global Work Party on 10/10/10. Volunteers will join to work at area farms and gardens, one of the more than 4,000 happenings taking place in 175 countries worldwide.
Below is the link and description on the 350.org website. Karen wants help spreading the word, so here you go:
Join us and get in touch with sustainable gardening as we gather in areas around Raleigh, Wendell, Chapel Hill, Louisburg, and Hillsborough as part of 350.org’s Global Work Party. We’ll be working in the fields of six local farms, gardens, or community garden. Work at the farms and gardens will include such things as seeding cover crops, weeding, harvesting, and cleaning the hen house. The afternoon begins at 1 p.m. with a local foods potluck. After folks have fueled up from yummy local food we will get to work until 4 p.m.
Hmmm, sounds like a Crob Mob in reverse.
Go to the NC Conservation Network site for more information and to register for a particular farm.
Related activity on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. is a showing of film “Age of Stupid,” by Frances Armstrong, who started the 10/10 movement in the UK and is a partner with 350.org. That’s at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh.
The boilerplate: 350.org is an international campaign (founded by writer Bill McKibben) that is building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis — the solutions that science and justice demand. Our focus is on the number 350–as in parts per million CO2. If we can’t get below that, scientists say, the damage we’re already seeing from global warming will continue and accelerate. But 350 is more than a number — it’s a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.