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Utah’s Burmese community gets wet and wild for new year 4.7.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
By Katie Drake The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jul 3, 2011 04:19PM MDT The Fourth of July weekend may seem a bit late to celebrate the new year, but the timing is perfect for Utah’s Myanmar refugee community. The community celebrated its third annual Thingyan — or water — festival Sunday with food, dancing, prayers and water fights in a large lot near the state Fairpark. In Myanmar — also known as Burma — the festival is usually celebrated in April, explains organizer Win Zaw, but Utah’s spring weather is too cold for water fights. The group has waited until July t... ...
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Utah Myanmar community celebrates New Year with water 4.7.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
By Katie Drake The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jul 3, 2011 04:19PM MDT The Fourth of July weekend may seem a bit late to celebrate the New Year, but the timing is perfect for Utah’s Myanmar refugee community. The community celebrated its third annual Thingyan — or water — festival Sunday with food, dancing, prayers and water fights in a large lot near the state Fairpark. In Myanmar — also known as Burma — the festival is usually celebrated in April, explains organizer Win Zaw, but Utah’s spring weather is too cold for water fights. The group has waited until July w... ...
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Greener Pastures: Why eat food raised locally? 4.7.2011 Vail Colorado: Editorials
On June 27, Slow Food Vail Valley gathered a group of chefs, activists, educators, farmers, ranchers, business owners and happy eaters to discuss how, together, we can work to strengthen our local food shed. It was just the ...
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Your Letters: 'Plenty' Of Veggies; James Torme 3.7.2011 NPR: Sunday
Last week we spoke with Yotam Ottolenghi, the London-based Israeli chef and food columnist about his new vegetable cookbook, Plenty. We also spoke with singer James Torme, son of the late Mel Torme. Guest host Susan Stamberg shares listener comments on these stories and more.
Washington County 'Healthy Living' program in Landfall grows more than just gardens 3.7.2011 Twincities.com: Local

When she got news of a community gardening project in Landfall, Gloria Balderas jumped at the opportunity to have her first garden, something she's always wanted.

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Banks seek redemption following crisis 3.7.2011 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Banks seek redemption following crisis
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North Salt Lake residents rally to help landslide victims 3.7.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
By Lee Davidson The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jul 2, 2011 01:53PM MDT North Salt Lake • Insurance companies gave no help to some North Salt Lake residents whose homes are being destroyed by a slow-moving landslide. Nor has the federal government. But their neighbors did on Saturday — rallying with a community breakfast and fun run to raise money to help. “I’m glad somebody — somebody — is helping. We need it,” said Stefanie Christiansen, whose home is being torn apart slowly. She, like many of her victim-neighbors of Springhill Circle and Springhill Drive, were a... ...
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Volunteers/Donations Needed, 7/3 2.7.2011 Denver Post: Local

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Ping: Silicon Valley Culture, but in San Francisco? 2.7.2011 NY Times: Business
San Francisco is giving tax breaks to businesses like Twitter that move to the city’s blighted neighborhoods, but tech company culture may not help an effort to improve the areas.

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Rabbi Mary Zamore: Creating A Sacred Table: Be The High Priest of Your Grill 2.7.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
As we place our BBQ on the grill, we should approach our task with the reverence of a priest offering a sacrifice, knowing that we must be true to God, our community, and our families.
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Minnesota Shutdown Takes Toll On State Workers, Local Residents 2.7.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. Minnesota is encountering its second government shutdown in six years after...
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Coming together for Mendham Twp. farmers' market 2.7.2011 The Daily Record: Local
Growing up in California, Diane Tolley always had a vegetable garden in the yard. So her decision to launch the township's first farmers' market is no surprise. "It brought the community together in such a positive way," Tolley said of the market's June 2
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Grant to fund food production study 2.7.2011 Steamboat Pilot
A $50,000 grant awarded to the Community Agriculture Alliance will study the feasibility of creating a sustainable food production system that is intended to become the model for similar projects in rural areas across the country.
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Sweet Treat: July Is National Ice Cream Month 1.7.2011 NPR: Morning Edition
In declaring July ice cream month, President Ronald Reagan cited nutritional benefits, and said it should be observed with "appropriate ceremonies and activities." Americans eat more ice cream than anyone else in the world — on average 20 quarts a year.
The Big Picture: Local Laws Fighting Fat Under Siege 1.7.2011 NY Times: Business
At the behest of restaurateurs, state legislatures are passing laws that override local antiobesity ordinances.

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Stop Land-grabbing in the Philippines 1.7.2011 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

To All Who Defend the Rights to Food and Health, Peasant Farmers' Rights, Women's Rights, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, All who believe in Environmental, Climate, Social and Economic Justice, and All who seek an End to Militarization of Rural Communities:

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Eggzy Builds Online Roost For Backyard Chickens 1.7.2011 TreeHugger
Eggzy Builds Online Roost For Backyard Chickens
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Study Comparing Local To Meat-Free Diet Is Dated and Debunked 1.7.2011 TreeHugger
Study Comparing Local To Meat-Free Diet Is Dated and Debunked
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Why Broke-Ass is a patriot 1.7.2011 Grist Magazine
by Broke-Ass Grouch. Oh, say—can you see, by the dawn’s early light? Broke-Ass can, though when her electricity gets turned off tomorrow, that’s about the only light by which Broke-Ass and the crew at the Rancho will be seeing anything. God Bless America! Yet, in spite of the blunt reality that she is flat-out cashless until her book comes out (July 12!)—and that she lives in a country in which corporate interests threaten to trump availability of safe drinking water; in which there is neither decent, affordable health nor child care; in which fair tax laws or a reasonable minimum wage do not exist—do you know what the very first thing visitors see on the wall, upon crossing the threshold of the Rancho’s cramped entrance? Old Glory, baby. Surprise: Broke-Ass loves, and has always loved, this crazy country. You want to wear your burka to school? Go ahead. Want to be an asshole skinhead and march through Peoria? Go ahead. Want to work your ass off as a ...
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New Study: Going Meat-Free One Day a Week Saves More GHG Emissions Than A 100% Local Diet 30.6.2011 TreeHugger
New Study: Going Meat-Free One Day a Week Saves More GHG Emissions Than A 100% Local Diet
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