Media Reform Report-back


Tue, 05/10/2011 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
As consolidation and a lack of diversity in mass media grow in the U.S., a movement of media reformers, community media-makers and activists are resisting and standing in opposition to the corporate control of how we communicate. This past April, the National Conference on Media Reform in Boston was gathering spaces to address this. Austin media activists from Austin Airwaves, Austin Indymedia, The Rag Blog, The Texas Independent and other groups will report back on the issues covered at the conferences and how it affects Austin and our use of media to pursue democracy and justice. Facebook event: Conference web site:


KAB School Garden Workday at Eastside Memorial


Thu, 03/10/2011 - 4:30pm to 6:15pm
Volunteers needed to spruce up and overhaul Eastside Memorial High School’s courtyard garden. Individual volunteers and small groups welcome. Projects will include building a native plant bed (laying border, transporting soil, and mulching bed) and restoring existing vegetable beds (weeding, soil amendment, and planting seeds). KAB’s Green Teens program will be working with teachers and students to use the garden beds year round as an outdoor learning space – join us to kick start this effort. This project can accommodate up to 25 volunteers.


KAB School Garden Workday at LBJ High School


Tue, 03/08/2011 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Volunteers needed to overhaul LBJ High School’s gardens. Individual volunteers and small groups welcome. Projects will include amending existing soil and hauling displaced soil to new location. KAB’s Green Teens program will be working with teachers and students to use the garden beds year round as an outdoor learning space – join us to assist with this effort.


KAB Cultivating Leaders: Activity Kit Training


Sat, 03/26/2011 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Register: Join Keep Austin Beautiful for a FREE workshop on Saturday, March 26th from 9am to 11:30am to explore hands-on science activities and discover the many resources available to lead environmental education activities at festivals and incorporate them into your teaching repertoire.


Lobby Day with Texas Freedom Network


Mon, 03/21/2011 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts. Full Lobby day activities include advocacy training and group lobby visits at the Capitol. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Doors will open for registration at 8:30 a.m. Don't miss this opportunity to join TFN as we call on the Texas Legislature to protect religious freedom, defend civil liberties and strengthen public schools! Register now at:


Local Foods Education Day at the Capitol


Mon, 02/21/2011 - 10:00am
Citizens Gather at the Capitol to Speak with Legislators   Local food supporters from all over Texas will gather at the State Capitol on Monday, February 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to meet with legislators about issues concerning family farms and local foods. The education day is a free event, open to the public, and organized by the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA), a Texas-based non-profit that advocates for independent agriculture and citizens who support local foods.  


Interdependence Project - Austin

An educational 501c3 not-for-profit organization, The InterDependence Project (I.D. Project for short) is a diverse project for folks interested in exploring their minds on the meditation cushion and applying the insights, clarity, and wisdom developed by mindfulness meditation techniques to a variety of applications in the world of arts, ecology, activism and community service.

I finally have become motivated to do some more work on the website.  This social networking stuff seems to have really gotten some traction.  Let's see if it grabs me.  I have been spending time on and getting hooked up with folks from high school in South Africa.  That has been really great.  Maybe some of them will find this blog?  more later.



MonkeyWrench Books

MonkeyWrench Books is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, collectively owned and operated radical bookstore in North Austin. In fact, MonkeyWrench Books is more than just a bookstore. It is a library and educational resource. It is a place for meetings, film screenings, talks, benefits and book readings. It is also a relaxed space to network and make connections over a cup of organic coffee or tea. You can check out MonkeyWrench online at, (call 512-407-6925 or contact Tyson at 922-9251 if you have questions).

Potluck date: 

Saturday, 15 November 2008 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm


Please bring a dish that serves approximately 6-8 people. YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN PLATES, CUPS and UTENSILS! Our host will provide water, coffee and tea to drink (and Blue Sky sodas are available at the store for $1). There are no food or beverage restrictions.


From the downtown area, take Lamar north. Go to North Loop Blvd and go east. If you hit Ave. F you went too far. This area can be a little confusing so check out their website:  or try this link for a map:,+tx&ie=UTF8&cd=1&om=1&ll=30.31934,-97.723475&spn=0.00878,0.019312&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A

Parking is rather limited at the store itself so another alternative is to park on Avenue F.


Monkeywrench Books
110 E. North Loop
78751 Austin , TX
United States
30° 19' 4.422" N, 97° 43' 18.2604" W
Texas US


(512) 407-6925







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