Almost all of our meat (and, indeed, milk) comes from factory farms run by giant corporations that torture animals and abuse workers. What’s so “good and decent” about that?
Vegans are often considered a fringe group, lumped together with “eco-terrorists” and mocked for their “extreme” diet. Yet, according to a recent study, there are now one million vegans in America. Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain described us thus:
Urban green spaces benefit communities by improving aesthetics, increasing property values, and providing space for outdoor recreation and socializing. While municipally-managed parks are essential components of a city’s outdoor recreation spaces, a large portion of Baltimore’s green infrastructure exists as community gardens, restored vacant lots, and pocket parks. These spaces are often developed and managed by volunteers who depend on unreliable and often one-time donations from local businesses and neighbors.
No one should be left floundering because they don’t have the tools to plant a garden, know what the protocol is on gardening on city-owned property, have any idea which fruit trees would survive in our urban environment, or know how to effectively teach kids to enjoy chard!
North County Preservation presents
"Meals from the Meadows of Maryland"
Let's Grow Baltimore County Farms and Farmers:
A unique benefit designed to provide funding for a mentoring program for new farmers.
For Immediate Press Release:
What is planned:
This year we will host an evening titled “Meals From The Meadows Of Maryland”. For information and tickets for the event visit: www.northcountypreservation.org
Where is the event:
The event will be held at the Greenspring Hunt Club on Mantua Mill Road in Glyndon on Saturday, October 18th from 6-9pm.
Amidst the mega-gentrification of cities in the U.S. and around the world, community leaders are frantically searching for ways to put the brakes on development projects that don’t consider the needs of existing residents. Community land trusts may be a step in the right direction. A land trust is an agreement in which one party holds the ownership of a piece of land for the benefit of the other.
People have been gardening in various forms in many cities for centuries, whether planting a victory garden during World War II or simply growing herbs on their windowsill today. These kinds of individualized gardening practices are important because they provide supplements to commercial food sources and make up for deficits.
David O’Leary holds the Energy and Global Warming Chair for the Maryland chapter of the Sierra Club. He communicated with Umar Farooq by telephone and e-mail on June 25 and 26, 2008.Umar: What are a few of the environmental issues in Baltimore you see as vital to the city’s future sustainability? David O’Leary: How do we bring everybody along, when some are green and sustainable, and some are still living with toxics and other issues, especially in areas with industrial development?
The effort to create a sustainable future for Baltimore has been under way for quite some time, but has received a significant boost after the creation of the City’s Office of Sustainability in May. The idea of forming a comprehensive office began in 2006 with a recommendation from the Green Building Task Force that City Councilman James Kraft called together.
Who owns environmental quality? Most human beings hearing this question may respond, “Are you joking? How can anybody own environmental quality? It’s not something like a house or a factory or an enterprise, something tangible that you can put your hands on and own. It’s like asking who owns the sky?” But this question has already been posed—and is being answered by “the market,” that hallowed institution to which we are expected to turn to solve all our woes.