PTF AT GARDENLAB

BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE SOME SEEDS?

Throughout thegardenLAb there are little orange signs stuck on the stark white walls — this sign caught JC’s attention.

Some man’s come he’s trying

to run my life

Don’t know what he’s askin’

Working starts to make

me wonder where

Fruits of what I do are goin’

‘Sunshine‘ by Jonathan Edwards

IVAN THE TERRIBLE?

We are watching the weather very closely these days with family and relativesliving in the Big Easy (“un easy”). Yesterday, they were evacuating to Houston – haven’t heard from them in awhile.

Thankfully, other relatives living in Florida escaped Charley’s wrath… however, a lot of people weren’t so fortunate.

FOOTPRINT

The other day we tried calculating ourfootprint and got these results:

CATEGORY / ACRES

FOOD / 2.2

MOBILITY / 0

SHELTER / 2.2

GOODS/SERVICES / 1.5

TOTAL FOOTPRINT / 6

IN COMPARISON, THE AVERAGE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT IN YOUR

COUNTRY IS 24 ACRES PER PERSON.

Here’s a scary fact (thanks to Tony for pointing this out): If the whole world lived like Americans we’d need 7 planet earths to sustain us.

NEWSBYTES

Updated some new stories on thefront page, which include

>My Own Private Permaculture

>Our Fragile Food Supply

>Goodbye, Kind World

Came across these great articles also (We’ll have to jump start our newsletter soon)

>Random Acts of Gardening

>What’s YOUR Soil Legacy?

>Getting Her Goat ( would love to expand our animal collection one day!)

FILM SCREENING

We’ve been asked to host another End of Suburbia Film Screening, so…

Come join us for a potluck and documentary screening, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004 / 6 – 9 pm (film starts at 7pm)

With brutal honesty and a touch of irony, The End of Suburbia explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply. World Oil Peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now, some scientists and policy makers argue in this documentary. The consequences of inaction in the face of this global crisis are enormous.Cost: $5 – $10 suggested donation – no one turned away for lack of funds.

This event includes a potluck so bring healthful food and drink to share!

Weather Report: Cool

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