Why’d the Chicken Cross the Road? – To Meet the Neighbors

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McCaskill Street looks like an ordinary residential street in Victoria West, B.C. But it's much more. Neighbors are actively sharing projects and tools and information, and having fun together building friendships. Residents are joining brushes to paint a wall mural … [Read more...]

Seattle Community Farm – Fresh Produce for the Neighborhood

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August 17, 2013. The small strip of land in the Rainer Vista area of Seattle was once an empty lot covered with trash and dead cars. Now it's a small farm producing fresh produce for the neighborhood. The area has a lot of subsidized housing and not a lot of fresh produce … [Read more...]

Things are Cookin’ at Wallingford Community Kitchen (241)

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One night a month, join your neighbors to cook up a meal. Eat together and take some home. We had great fun at this 2010 community kitchen in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. Coordinator Rachel Duboff and Kathleen Cromp of the Community Kitchens Northwest steering … [Read more...]

Claiming the Commons — Food for All on Haultain Boulevard (185)

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Rainey Hopewell's crazy idea has ended up feeding a neighborhood and creating community. She and Margot Johnston planted vegetables in the parking strip in front of their house. They offer them free for the taking — to anyone, anytime — with messages chalked on the sidewalk … [Read more...]

Haultain Common: A Garden on Public Land Where All May Harvest

September 12, 2010. Beware the subversives on Haultain Boulevard in Victoria, B.C. The friendly women gardening in their edible front yard greet all passers-by with conversation and invitations to harvest food. Guerrilla gardeners Rainey Hopewell (photo top) and Margot … [Read more...]

Navigating the Decline (183)

This time Janaia's in the hot seat! In this interview by Jim Fritz on Port Townsend Television, she tackles corporate control and a dysfunctional system that profits from increasing unhealthiness and consuming the planet. She points to Peak Moment guests as models for the … [Read more...]

MOBY – An Inner City Community Garden Project

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This Vancouver, B.C., neighborhood is building community while transforming an abandoned lot in a crack neighborhood into a flourishing community garden. Join MOBY-lizer Jason O'Brien and folks of all ages for cob clay-stomping fun accompanied by music in an inner-city urban … [Read more...]