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Garden Church Growing an Urban Sanctuary - Random Lengths News

Garden Church Growing an Urban Sanctuary  - Random Lengths News | Parish | Scoop.it
Anna Woofendren, Garden Church, Green Girl Farms, Lara Hughey, Swedenborgian Chuch, Wayfarers Chapel
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Akron 34-year-old focuses mission on where he lives; launches online campaign for new community resource center

Akron 34-year-old focuses mission on where he lives; launches online campaign for new community resource center | Parish | Scoop.it

It’s a place where we can experience that integration [of relationships, worship etc.] Beyond that, it’s a sense of destiny. There’s almost this sense of being bound to Akron. How Akron goes, I go. And how I go, Akron goes. [It’s a place where] I can actually make a difference, and [a place where] how others in this place impacts me. I really love that sense of destiny. ... We’re bound to this place and we’re bound to these people and this is where we’re called to live out our lives and be invested.”

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Detroit’s renaissance is happening in the neighborhoods

Detroit’s renaissance is happening in the neighborhoods | Parish | Scoop.it
The spirit and lifeblood of a city is represented by much more than commercial initiatives, Beckmann writes
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Jodi Theut shared this regarding her hometown Detroit neighborhoods.

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Iowa barber gives haircuts to children in exchange for them reading stories to him

Iowa barber gives haircuts to children in exchange for them reading stories to him | Parish | Scoop.it
DUBUQUE (AP) | Children who read books to a local barber have received a free haircut as part of a community event in Dubuque to help families prepare for the
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Lamphier: Abundant Community concept gaining traction

Lamphier: Abundant Community concept gaining traction | Parish | Scoop.it
After living in half a dozen cities across Canada, I can honestly say Edmonton is the friendliest, most tightly connected place we’ve ever called home. That’s not just local boosterism. Nor is it a knock against Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver or Windsor, my home town. Each has its own unique virtues and personality, and I’ve loved living in all these places.
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"Edmonton is the friendliest, most tightly connected place we've ever called home."
 

Love this new article which includes words from Peter Block the co-author of The Abundant Community. This is the city Elizabeth Sparks and I just returned from. Liz received a grassroots leadership grant to learn about Asset Based Neighbourhood Organizing with Howard Lawrence and the Abundant Community Initiative.

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How farms are using permaculture design to survive and prosper

How farms are using permaculture design to survive and prosper | Parish | Scoop.it

Louise Cartwright visits three farms in England and discovers how they have used permaculture principles to diversify yields and manage their businesses (How farms are using permaculture design to survive and prosper


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Ethni-City Gardens's curator insight, January 14, 2014 10:47 AM
Very good article. It is much easier to adapt to the changing environment using permaculture rather than being dependent on chemicals.