Cairo, a city of 16 million, is one of the most densely populated in the world, with only one square foot of green space per person prior to 2005. His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, saw the need to relieve this congestion. The result is Al-Azhar Park: a 500-year-old dump-turned-"urban lung" that provides much-needed green space and a source of civic pride.
Leah Rodgers, Dep Exec Director of Friends of Family Farmers (FofFF) describes how and why the organization formed in order to be a community voice supporting small socially responsible family farmers in opposition to a corporate farm in Oregon. FofFF is a non-corporate alternative for family farmers to the Farm Bureau, which is entrenched in the status quo of big corporate farming. Discussion covers challenges faced by small family farmers including access to capital.
Today is the day... the third annual Bee-a-Thon, 12 pm - 12 am PST. You can watch the broadcast online at http://www.insectnewsnetwork.com/. You can also tune in for segments on KDRT 95.7 FM and DCTV Channel 15 (2pm - 4pm). Over 20 guests from around the world, plus the fund raiser luncheon at Monticello Restaurant and the after party (The BATMAP) in the back lot of DMA. It's going to be a simply Melliferus affair!