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Food for Thought

The full stomach says, “The ripe guava has worms.” The empty stomach says, “Let me see!” —Haitian proverb   Three Rolls and One Doughnut A rich man walked a long way from his village to the city.  By the time he got there, he was very hungry.  He bought a roll and ate it, but [...]

By |November 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Terroir-ist’s Manifesto for Eating in Place

Know where your food has come from through knowing those who produced it for you, from farmer to forager, rancher or fisher to earthworms building a deeper, richer soil, to the heirloom vegetable, the nitrogen-fixing legume, the pollinator, the heritage breed of livestock and the sourdough culture rising in your flour. Know where your food [...]

By |November 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

24 Hours of Climate Reality

The Climate Reality Project is doing it again.  On December 4 and 5, there will be 24 hours of inspiring stories and conversations about taking action on climate from around the globe.  Check it out: 24 Hours of Climate Reality for the schedule of live streaming and other options.  They will be talking to folks who are [...]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Laudato Si, the Bee and Me

The Care for Creation Ministry at the Franciscan Renewal Center (The Casa) met at the beginning of November to plan events throughout the winter months.  This is the most active time for C4C members!  Luckily, the first event that has us excited will take place right at the Casa.  It is a series of "Caring [...]

By |November 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Garden Notes -Season 2: Some Lessons Learned

Garden Notes -Season 2 Some Lessons Learned By Nona Siegel Last fall I decided that I was going to translate my fantasies into action, and stop waiting for someone else to appear and make a congregational garden happen at our synagogue. We have a large plot, a 16x66 foot raised bed that was created years [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

End of Year Giving

Global warming seems so daunting.  Recent hurricanes and wildfires and even drought underscore a planet in peril.  Climate change is a reality and its effects are present NOW. With the rollbacks on the fossil fuel front by the Trump Administration, not to mention the muzzling of scientists within EPA on climate change, it is no [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Movie Night at the Casa

As the intense desert heat fades, the primary season for activism on behalf of Pope Francis's Laudato Si Encyclical has begun again at the Franciscan Renewal Center.  We are getting back to work with renewed energy and enthusiasm!  Our first event this fall is Movie Night on Friday, October 27th from 6:00 - 9:00pm at The Casa. [...]

By |October 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Looking for solace in uncertain times?

If it all starts to seem to be too much, turn to Mother Nature for some soothing. Check out these community amenities for some space, peace, quiet and reflection.   The Museum of Walking at Arizona State University Museumofwalking.org Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center Riosalado.audubon.org Desert Botanical Garden dbg.org

By |October 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Wasted” Now Showing at Harkins Valley Art in Tempe

Food waste is not only linked to our country's vexing  hunger issue but also has important impacts on climate change.  It is estimated that 30-40% of our food process, from production to the table, ends up in local landfills. Produced by Anthony Bourdain, Wasted is a new documentary looking at solutions to reducing food waste.  Bourdain [...]

By |October 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Food television impresario Anthony Bourdain is throwing his weight behind a new cause with the release of "Wasted!," a documentary that sheds light on the massive production of global food waste. The feature length documentary will be available on-demand and released in theaters on Friday, October 13 and sees the chef-cum-media personality united with a cast [...]

By |October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments