Tuesday, March 24, 2009

welcoming Highlander!

Earlier in March we were excited to be able to welcome folks from the Highlander Research and Education Center in Tennessee, and the Threads program which brings together grassroots organizers from across the Southeast. It was a real treat for us because we've been so inspired by the work of Highlander, both historically and currently, and we continue to draw on their amazing example. The Threads folks were in town doing a site visit to the Beloved Community Center and other organizing efforts in Greensboro.

Here's the awesome Elandria Williams, from Highlander's Education Team, who gave us some great ideas about a pilot youth program we're starting to dream up for later this summer:

And the list of what sustains us, from a Sunday morning session on "Sustainability and Organizing" facilitated by Claudia Horwitz.

Friday, March 6, 2009

the old ways

Our weekly newspaper, The Independent, did a feature story on the hog killing that happened out here on the land in mid-December. Indy photographer Derek Anderson, took some powerful photos and the piece he wrote, "Meat the old-fashioned way: Bridging generations and communities with links in the food chain" is real beautiful too.

Independent Weekly: All Recent Stories - http://www.indyweek.com/