Posted on November 9, 2009 - by

News From the Field: Kansas City

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From: Laura in Kansas City
Attended the FRESH premiere in Kansas City on 5.31.09

“I saw FRESH during your KC premier (which I enjoyed very much) and wanted to let you know a couple actions I have since taken:

HenHouseMarket* Joined the CSA at Hen House put together by Diane and David Ball. Two weeks into the program now and very excited to be a part of the movement. My daughter and husband are slowly following along with me and both enjoyed last night’s dinner consisting solely of CSA food.


* Volunteered to co-chair our home owners association’s water quality committee which tests our residential lake and the streams coming into it. Initially test results will be utilized locally and by Missouri to gain factual data to monitor and remedy sedimentary pollutants.

* Joined Green Drinks KC – environmental networking.

* Volunteered to be part of the watershed consortium for the cities of Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Lake Lotawana, Carriage Oaks, Odessa, and a portion of unincorporated Jackson County, Missouri. The consortium quickly developed cohesion and cooperation its first year showing great promise for successful education of residents and businesses within the watershed.

* Networked through job search clubs to find a few people that may collectively team to provide energy audits and repair services to homes in need of energy conservation.

It feels like I’ve started the multiple paths to reap future benefits. But I’m sure my efforts are small compared to the number of people and visibility your movie and the safe food movement has touched. Thank you so much.

The greatest benefits I see with the evolving food supply chain, renewable energy, conservation of natural resources, alternative use to keep trash levels lower, etc. is that each offers a huge cooperative Win-Win-Win climate big enough for everyone to play a part. Everyone give something and we all gain a lot. What a welcome change from the pyramid environment the corporate world revolves in.”



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