THE PROSPERITY PROJECT

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THE PROSPERITY PROJECT
Because the land and the food are our real wealth
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The Need
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Hidden risks to human and planetary health in
commercially produced foods.
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Hidden risks to human and planetary health in
commercially produced foods.
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As oil prices rise, so do food prices. Already there are food riots in some
parts of the planet. People need to claim their inherent right-and
responsibility-for growing the food they wish to eat, in a healthful, natural
way.
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In our current system, much food goes to waste while some
members of society cannot afford to purchase good food.
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Latino day laborers hang out on street corners hopefully waiting for
work, while most North Americans are too busy and exhausted to
garden.
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the unhealthy dependence on both, foreign
and domestic oil continues.
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Factory farms contribute more pollution to the environment
than cars do.
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Over 1,000,000 acres of farmland are disappearing
from america every year
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If all bees disappear, humanity has four
years to live.
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Our goals
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Collaborating with Marin Organic, Regenerative Design Institute and Post
Carbon Marin, we will create new organic gardens in Marin County that
will provide us with sustainability- or true Homeland Security-through
local sources of food.
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Through educating as many local residents as possible, we
will increase awareness of Peak Oil and the unnatural
practices of agribusiness.
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We plan to create a school of Organic Gardening- La Escuela de Jardineria
Organica-for spanish speaking day laborers, who will be given financial support
through scholarships and stipends. In this way, we will get them off the streets
and provide them with a useful purpose and occupation.
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We plan to create a Bounty Hunters program, similar to Petaluma
Bounty’s, so as to redistribute excess food to people in need.
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To educate how to reduce meat consuption by 10%
locally.
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We will preserve open spaces in marin county “ in perpetuity”, thus
protecting them form destruction by development.
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Our objectives
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Educational outreach
Staff and volunteers will distribute literature and
teach daily classes about the food crisis.the
classes will include organic gardening as a
viable solution.
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We will educate farm workers in both Spanish
and English in the theory and hands on
practices of organic farming, gardening and
edible landscaping.
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We will host monthly community potlucks and
celebrations to promote human health
through delicious, healthful nutrition.
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