I went to the whitehouse.gov website to create a new petition (Isn't that cool?) to put a stop to Genetically Modified Foods and found someone had already beaten me to it. There is already one there which is encouraging labelling of foods containing GMO organisms. at http://wh.gov/gAH so please go sign it.
Gardeners, administrators, educators, parents, community advocates, and experts on school gardens and their connections with health and wellness are coming together from all over the region to share their wisdom, experience and ideas.
Next Sunday, October 2, there's going to be a rally at the Capitol in Austin, protesting against GMOs and demanding labeling. This is the first step in a campaign to push for labeling at both the federal and state levels. FARFA is going to have a table with information to help people be active in the campaign against GMOs. We could use a volunteer or two to help man it -- please contact FARFA if you can help.
Register today for a FREE composting class presented by the City of Austin Take the Green30 Challenge! Complete a FREE composting class and downsize to a green 30-gallon trash cart, and you’ll be eligible for a rebate of up to 75 percent off the cost of a backyard composter. For more information about the Green30 Challenge, visit www.austinrecycles.com.
Sustainable Food Center's Fruit and Veggie Fest begins on June 4th! Fruit and Veggie Fest is a free, five-week-long celebration of central Texas' fresh height-of-season summer produce. On June 4th at 9:30 a.m., Jam Sanichat of Thai Fresh and Thrice will do a demonstration at the downtown market. Louis Singh of Dishalicious will do a demo at Sunset Valley. Get great coupons and free door prizes from the market vendors!