Here's two ideas to think about real quick. Crowdsourcing is a way of funding new business projects where the public can contribute small amounts of money in exchange for small returns, like a mention on the media or a product to keep.…
In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men -- many of them illiterate -- to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages. It's called the Barefoot College, and its founder, Bunker Roy, explains how it works.
Sanjit “Bunker” Roy is the founder of Barefoot College, which helps rural communities becomes…
"Simon" has been living in the homeless community for about two years. His presence there has been a mystery. He seems to have none of the problems that ordinarily result in homelessness. Gradually, we discovered that he is an ordained minister and is
quietly assisting certain invidividuals who need help, often the most
vulnerable and confused. I started to ask him to help out, here…
Father John Gillespie, Director of St. Augustines Church and Catholic Student Center, long-time board member of St. Francis House, and a strong advocate for the homeless and hungry people of Gainesville for many years, is being reassigned to a parish in St. Augustine. He went before
the City Commission many times over the years, strongly supporting the basic
human rights of poor and homeless people, most recently during the ongoing
Did you ever see a street person sitting in the esplanade holding a sign looking for change? Maybe the sign said something funny like "Will code for food". Did you give him some change? Was it hard to look at him if you had nothing to give? Did you have a passenger who said "I bet he makes more than you and me in a day"?
I like to think nobody wakes up and says "Boy, I think I'll go begging on the streets today and make a windfall". It's not a choice. People… Continue
Sh'mal asked me to post this for him. Some of you know him as a social worker, others for his help with the homeless in Gainesville, FL. He managed the McRorie Community Garden for some time. I met him there. I wound up with my patch because he gave his to me. He was moving to Seattle to be… Continue
I am deeply grateful and happy to let you know that the Gainesville
Police Department is joining in the effort to keep our homeless friends
hydrated and well through the extreme heat of this summer. They are
accepting donations of bottled water, sun screen and bug spray at their
headquarters, 721 NW 6th Street, and taking them out to areas where
homeless people camp. They have also created… Continue
A belated thank you to the children of Westminster Presybterian Church,
who made 12 dozen dyed Easter eggs for us to take out. They do this
every year, and it's really special. Thank you to the P.K. Yonge 9th
graders who collected an awesome amount of food for us, along with some
socks and hygiene products. The PK 9th graders are making a special
project of learning about homeless people and doing… Continue
"The noticeably bitter taste of turnip greens has been linked by researchers to its calcium content. On an ounce-for-ounce basis, turnip greens contain about 4 times more calcium than a much less bitter-tasting cruciferous vegetables like cabbage."
Have you always wanted to make your own bread? Well, here's a little article about making rye bread with a bread machine. This bread machine came from a thrift store and only cost $11.99! The ingredients to make Russian Rye were so simple you won't believe how easy it was. Enjoy!