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Mt Eden Village People - Newsletter

Check out the list of achievements by the Mout Eden Village people!

This is definitely a last minute newsletter and one more proof that it has been a busy and successful year for the Mt Village People and now it is timer to look back.

Todmorden, growing ALL its own veges

Outside the police station in the small Victorian mill town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire, there are three large raised flower beds.

If you’d visited a few months ago, you’d have found them overflowing with curly kale, carrot plants, lettuces, spring onions — all manner of vegetables and salad leaves.

Today the beds are bare. Why? Because people have been wandering up to the police station forecourt in broad daylight and digging up the vegetables. And what are the cops doing about this brazen theft from right under their noses? Nothing.

 

 Todmorden resident Estelle Brown, a former interior designer, with a basket of home-grown veg

Video: Get it Done - Mic Check at Durban Climate Change conference

The #Occupations: This time it's different

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The #Occupations: This time it's different

A letter from a friend, who attended the Auckland event

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Building the future

Though Occupy Wall St is taking the social media limelight (and fair enough - it's a major conversation that needs to be had), others are actively cocreating the future.


Wall Street protests grow after unions' endorsement - CNN.com

"It's really simple. These young people on Wall Street are giving voice to many of the problems that working people in America have been confronting over the last several years," said Larry Hanley, international president of the Amalgamated Transit Union, which has 20,000 members in the New York area.

Peak Oil - Club of Rome - YouTube


via youtube.com

Oil, Food, Water, Money and population - that pretty much covers it!

11th Annual Permaculture Convergence - APC 11 - Turangi April 2012

Welcome to the best event in 2012

Permaculture Aotearoa presents:

Resilience by Design

11th Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC11)

Wed 11th to Sun 15th April 2012

Location: Turangi, Central North Island, New Zealand

Pulling together many strands of sustainable practice.

The presenters will include high profile practitioners from Australasia and around the world.

B£ e-currency | The Brixton Pound

How does it work?

1) You send a text to B£e bank instructing payment to a B£ business with your unique PIN, the businesses’ username and the amount to be paid.  The syntax is as follows: “pay 1234 [4 digit unique pin code] whitehorse [nameofbusiness] 12.99″

2) B£e bank will send a text to both the B£e business and the customer confirming the transaction and payment received.  The transaction is then complete.

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