Category Archives: Fund Raiser

Dr. Bob Randall

11th Aug 2010

Nourishment comes in many forms…for Our bodies, minds, and hearts. We celebrate the heat and growing seasons of Our Houston with Summer Sizzle Fund Drive and Dr. Bob Randall, Educator, Activist, Author, KPFT Supporter. Why get involved in: Houston food system Urban Harvest Classes Local farmers markets Permaculture Join us in conversation… www.urbanharvest.org Year Round Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers for Metro Houston by Bob Randall, Ph.D. This book is the definitive guide to growing vegetables and fruit in the greater Houston area. It includes how to build raised beds and detailed information on the best plant varieties for our area. It also includes recommendations of local shops online sources to get soils, tools, seeds, transplants, and more. Bob has generously donated 3 of His books to Our Summer Sizzle…call in Your support and see how to receive one.

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Mark Illian and Monika Cikhart

May 19th 2010

second week of FUNdrive. Continuing Our conversation with Mark Illian and Monika Cikhart, co-founders of Nature Healing Nature http://naturehealingnature.org/ Mark and Monika spent two months in Haiti just days after the quake. The experience of the Haitian Earthquake: Imagine every building and house in our city of Houston proper being either outright destroyed or perceived to be a deathtrap within three minutes. Trash and rubble everywhere, no pay check, no tents, food, drinking water, or a private place to defecate; loved ones or neighbors missing, injured, or dead; all with a fear of the rainy season about to start and loved ones to protect. Our conversation centers around Our resources and Our decisions about utilizing Our innate and learned skills and materials available.

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Mark Illian and Monika Cikhart

May 12th 2010

Starting Our portion of FUNdrive with a bang!

Nature Healing Nature, Mark Illian and Monika Cikhart, co-founders Nature Healing Nature Mark and Monika spent two months in Haiti just days after the quake. About the experience of the Haitian Earthquake: Imagine every building and house in our city of Houston proper being either outright destroyed or perceived to be a deathtrap within three minutes. Trash and rubble everywhere, no pay check, no tents, food, drinking water, or a private place to defecate; loved ones or neighbors missing, injured, or dead; all with a fear of the rainy season about to start and loved ones to protect. This is an opportunity to hear what it was like for the Country of Haiti and the foreign relief workers. We will talk about the people’s lives around: Food Drinking water Sanitation Shelter Safety Medical assistance Social justice The simultaneous environmental impact of pollution and deforestation Foreign intervention and transcending the multitude of languages and cultures And what may become of Haiti now that they are infused with the lives of relief workers like Nicole, Hunter and Rodrigo who offer fantastic alternatives to what Haiti can do differently. x xx

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Fun Drive

May 11th 2009

For Our first Monday offering to Fun Drive: Green tips from the Green Book. The book is also a premium for this Fund Drive by listener support of the Green Bank. Double-side your copies. Whether printing of copying, use both sides of a piece of paper. If just one in four office workers made all of their copies double sided, the annual savings would equal 130 billion sheets of paper – a stack thicker than the diameter of the earth! Recycle Your cellular phone. Donate Your phone to a charity or sell it to a third-party recycler. You can often take a tax deduction for the value of the phone or get hard money for it from a recycler. Less than 1 percent of cell phones are currently recycled, and there are 500 million used cell phones not being used in the United States alone! Start a compost patch in Your yard OR find a neighbor already composting OR an urban farm or community garden to donate Your leftovers/scraps to.

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