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  •  the linked story isn't about "throwing money" (11+ / 0-)

    at the problem, i.e, just handing out aid. It talks about "re-launching" agriculture and details how much aid to ag development has fallen.

    of course there's political issues. and all the rest.

    (I wish people would talk about how defense budget is "throwing money at the problem." sigh.)

    An organization in my town, Ecology Action, founded by famed biointensive gardener/teacher John Jeavons, does direct action work and training to empower people to grow their own food, even in poor conditions, while enriching the soil. Had its 40th anniversary in 2011.

    41 Years.
    142 Countries.
    Millions of people educated.
    Millions of garden beds created.
    Billions of pounds of fertile soil grown.

    ...and we're just getting started.

    Grow Hope. Grow Abundance.

    a great organization to become a member of. Great books and other resources for home gardeners, too. and a fantastic seed catalogue from an associated organization Bountiful Gardens. 2013 catalogue hot off the presses

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