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Food, water, shelter... basic tenets of the Maslowian hierarchy of needs. All the comments on today's show emphasized different aspects of this common truism: "local" to reduce CO2 production; "known" to ensure control of quality and process; "soothing" to counter tension from today's uncertainties; "cost-effective" to assist with troubled budgets; "time-management" (and conversely, "increased employment") for those too busy and those in need of honorable work.
That hierarchy of needs goes toward "self-actualization"; hard to achieve without a full belly, a safe nest and a stable income.
In Salem, a local variation of the "Victory Gardens for All" mentioned on the show, is an idea called "Sustainable Gardens For All" (SGA.) Jordan Blake, the Marion/Polk Food Share Community Garden Coordinator is working with local allies to maximize all available resources for: food production, community health development, crime reduction, increased employment, global weirding minimization, solid waste reduction and more effective energy consumption... all through a baseline of attending to food production/processing/storage activities.
If you are interested, come see what good progress is being made at a "Food Fair"this Sat. April, 4 at the Food Share building. You can reach Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org
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