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Reaching the hellacious end-of-book period where I do nothing but merge endlessly with my computer. Thus, low on new content. So you can read this stuff instead. First, check out “Little House in the Ghetto” which will be going on my blogroll just as soon as I figure out how to change my blogroll. Waking…

In a recent previous post “Do You Have to Grow Food” I pointed out that the impact of urban gardening is vastly greater, in the aggregate, than most people believe. We tend to think that little gardens here and there make no difference, but in fact, they add up rapidly. Consider the impact of US…

From Alternet, a good piece on what it really means to be one of the six million Americans with no income at all save food stamps: In March 2009, in the midst of the worst job crisis in at least a generation, Eva opened the last welfare check she will ever receive. She is one…

I somehow missed this Times article in January that documents the rising number of Americans living on nothing but Food Stamps. If you missed it too, you have to read it. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/03/us/03foodstamps.html This is the American equivalent of living on $2 per day. Sharon