Faulkner County Supporters of Sustainable Communities

Faulkner County Supporters of Sustainable Communities
 
We are thinking globally and acting locally in 2008, declared by the United Nations as the Year of Planet Earth.
 
Some new developments to share with you:
 
Two new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) projects are coming to Conway!  What this means is that you can sign up now to purchase local and organic food that comes directly from area growers.  This benefits the land, the local economy, the farmers, the community, and our health and well-being!  Check out Jody Hardin's Basket-a-Month program here: www.arkansasfood.net and join others who are signing up for all-Arkansas food baskets three months at a time.  See the details of Sue and Rusty Nuffer's Food Buying Club, soon to be posted on our website: www.fcssc.org, and email Nancy Allen nancy.allen@gmail.com to sign up for these no-obligation weekly produce purchases from April-October.  And let others know about these great new developments!
 
In addition, members of the Local Organic Agriculture Group are also involved with planning an organic gardening workshop in February, engaging with the Faulkner County Farmer's Market, suggesting forest gardening ideas for the expansion of Conway's Tucker Creek Trail, and promoting the 1st Annual Seed Swap to Preserve Arkansas' Agricultural Heritage on March 1st.  To join the email list for this growing group, email Mary Beacham at beacham@hendrix.edu.
 
Last Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial March and program in Conway were so inspiring once again, embodying the spirit of our sustainability forum, "on the road to a future that works for all."  The King Holiday Committee invites all those interested in joining their "Get In Where You Fit In" campaign to a Network Planning Meeting for the 10th Annual MLK Holiday observances in Conway next January.  That will be at the Faulkner County Library next Tuesday, January 29 from 6:00-7:30 pm.
 
Hendrix College and UALR are two of the several thousand locations nationwide participating in "Focus the Nation" events next week, showing a live and interactive one-hour webcast that will consider solutions to global warming and participating in a national teach-in to give this important issue "one day of focused attention."  Colleges, universities, and K-12 schools, as well as faith and civic organizations around the country are getting involved.  Take a look at http://focusthenation.org/ to see how your group could participate.  More information about the live webcast, which is also easily accessible through your computer on Wednesday, January 30 at 7:00 pm CST, and on demand afterwards, is available at 2% Solution

In addition, the 7:00 pm 1/30 webcast at UALR, shown in Room RBUS 103, will be followed by a Green Democracy roundtable dialogue with local elected leaders, all free and open to the public.
 
Here's to a year of traveling "the road to sustainability" together,
 
Pamela Mosley,
for the FCSSC
 

www.fcssc.org