Links & Local Groups

Links & Local Groups

Boston MAM May 2013, photo by Arnold de Souza

 

Take action to support GMO labeling in MA
marighttoknow.org/take-action

on Monsanto, GMOs, Glyphosate (Roundup) & Agent Orange

http://covvha.net/gmo-march-against-monsanto/#.U1Fgg_ldWrN

http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/p/learn-about-monsanto.html

http://covvha.net/glyphosate-gmo-chemicals-101-scientific-studies/#.U1Fhn_ldWrN

No GMO music! marighttoknow.org/music/

Resources page: marighttoknow.org/resources/

ConcordSeedLendingLibraryConcord Seed Lending Library is a public library collecting and sharing bio-diverse, locally-adapted plant seeds, cultivated by and for area residents. The Seed Lending Library is Open!

 

logo_fedco_cabbageCR Lawn FedCo Seeds offers a large selection of certified organic cultivars and regional heirloom varieties especially adapted to our demanding Northeast climate. We buy products from all over the world. Each year we observe hundreds of varieties, selecting only the best for inclusion in our catalogs. Through our product lines and cultural hints, we encourage sustainable growing methods.

Activist Calendar is a network of Greater Boston social justice organizers, community members and artists that connects people to programs that bring positive world change and supports local activist organizations in sharing their efforts, reaching bigger audiences and collaborating.

Association for India’s Development is a volunteer movement founded in 1991 promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources including land, water and energy, agriculture, health, women’s empowerment and social justice.

Boston Area Gleaners is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing surplus farm crops for people in need. We deliver high quality, local produce to those who have limited food budgets by working closely with local farmers and providing volunteer labor to harvest what they would otherwise plow under.

Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance

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In January 2012, Kelly L. Derricks (#TruthTeller) Co-founded (COVVHA) Children Of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance INC., – with representatives throughout the US – and serves as President of the 501C3 registered Non-profit, with Agent Orange Activist & Survivor Heather A. Bowser.  Together, they work tirelessly remedying the lack of services and support for all of us living with the aftermath of a war that continues to devastate millions internationally.

Kelly is the daughter of deceased Vietnam Veteran Harry C. Mackel Jr.  Harry died in 1982 at the age of 37 after being exposed to Agent Orange while serving two tours in Vietnam in addition to a tour on Johnston Island. She has battled severe health issues since she was born that continue today.  Some of her illnesses, presumed to be associated with the inter-generational effects of Agent Orange, include but are not limited to the following: Chronic kidney disease, Crohn’s disease, Addison’s disease , Congenital adrenal hyperplaysia, Intersticial cystitis, Degenerative disk disease.

Choose Wiser is a friendly, safe place for the curious to learn and a home for the passionate to grow. Whether it is escaping into the intimate pages of my book, interacting at energy-filled presentations, or online exploring, I want you to have a chance to learn about the simmering, swelling world of environmental health, and to encourage you to become the role model for others and leader that resides inside of you. Diagnosed with aggressive stage three breast cancer at age thirty-five, with three young children at home, Kristi March has since become the founder and force behind Choose Wiser, and a nationally recognized and celebrated advocate for women’s environmental health.

FreshFoodGenerationFresh Food Generation‘s mission is to improve access to healthy, affordable, cooked foods in low-income neighborhoods. This year we are launching a food truck that will serve on-the-go meals made with ingredients sourced from local farms. The truck will target neighborhoods in the Greater Boston Area with limited access to high quality foods and with high rates of diabetes and obesity. We are committed to hiring young adults in the communities we serve to help operate the truck and lead food education campaigns. Check out our current campaign: What’s your foodscape?

GCGlogoGreen City Growers transforms unused space into thriving urban farms, providing our clients with immediate access to nutritious food, while revitalizing city landscapes and inspiring self-sufficiency. We envision a world where lawns, rooftops, and vacant lots become common and productive places to grow food – an agricultural revolution for a healthier nation. People from all walks of life will have access to a network of sustainable farms, fueling personal and environmental health.greendadcomAPPLElogoCOLOR


the Green DadMike
 Gioscia, aka “the Green Dad,” is a personal Green Consultant who works with people on a personal level to help them live a more sustainable lifestyle, focusing on Organic and non-GMO food choices. He writes for Edible South Shore Magazine and is a Board Member at The Soule Homestead, 125 acre organic farm and learning center in Middleborough MA.

 

 

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Green Dragons seeks to address the problems of diet-related diseases and poor fitness in our youth by combining food and martial arts education.  Gardening lessons paired with the physical and mental training of martial arts provide young people with tools for a life-long practice of personal and community empowerment.  In an era where low-quality, mass-produced food is a threat to our well-being, learning how to grow our own food is a martial art.

 

 

Haley House Bakery Café is infused with the rich diversity of the area and does more than fill the neighborhood with the aroma of healthy, delicious food. It breathes life into Dudley Square by providing a place where all are truly welcome. The Bakery is also a workplace for men and women that face significant barriers to employment. Visitors can feel good about eating flavorful locally sourced food while supporting their community and enjoying the work of local artists. A model of social enterprise, Haley House Bakery Café promotes the physical, economic and social well-being of the community. Our programs provide on-the-job training for those seeking to become financially independent and introduce young people to the power of cooking from scratch and making other healthy life-style decisions. When the café is closed, the space is available for rental for meetings, gatherings and holiday parties. Contact us for more info.

Holistic Moms

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The Holistic Moms Network™ is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization connecting parents who are interested in holistic health and green living. We encourage moms to trust their instincts, parent from the heart, use their innate sense of what is best for their children, live in balance with the Earth, and learn about the pros and cons of all healthcare and parenting options.  Reach out to their local chapter!

Lighter  is a vibrant, revolutionary community that empowers women to resist a culture of over-consumption and challenge the Standard American Diet (SAD). Together we are transforming from the inside out to secure a better life for ourselves, our families, our community and the planet!

Massachusetts Peace Action is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to develop the sustained political power to foster a more just and peaceful U.S. foreign policy.

Through grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, and community education, we promote human rights and global cooperation, seek an end to war and the spread of nuclear weapons, and support budget priorities that re-direct excessive military spending to meeting human and environmental needs in our communities.

We are an affiliate of Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace and disarmament membership organization, with more than 100,000 members and 30 chapters across the country.

We share a vision of world peace in which:

  • The menace of nuclear weapons has forever been erased from our planet
  • War has been abolished as a method of solving conflicts
  • All human beings are assured the wherewithal to live in health and dignity
  • No one is denied the opportunity to participate in making decisions that affect the common good.

 

MA Right to KnowMA Right to Know GMOs

Statewide network of advocates declaring our fundamental right to know if our food contains ingredients derived from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).  Together, we are building a critical mass of support for the passage of legislation requiring the mandatory labeling of GMO foods in Massachusetts. Martin Dagoberto and Ed Stockman are co-founders.

 

 

NOFANortheast Organic Farming Association / MA is a community including farmers, gardeners, landscapers and consumers working to educate members and the general public about the benefits of local organic systems based on complete cycles, natural materials, and minimal waste for the health of individual beings, communities and the living planet. We:

– encourage methods of farming and gardening that can continue for generations because they show respect for the soil, water, and air which support us all.

– promote political and economic changes necessary to build a sustainable local agriculture that benefits rural, suburban and urban Massachusetts.

– are concerned about the dangers posed by pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers along with the growing destruction of topsoil caused by erosion and loss of humus.

– advocate sustainable growing practices which not only conserve but actually renew and improve our environment.

– are looking at improved access for all to organic food and organic land and farming; with a consciousness of reaching low-income and marginalized people. Further, we are examining how NOFA itself perpetuates systems of privilege, and how we can begin to change that.

Boston Sass Attack are sassy radical cheearleaders that oppose oppression. From wikipedia: Radical cheerleading is used at demonstrations to promote a radical message in a media-friendly, people-friendly way.

 

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