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We all eat! Calling all students, parents, teachers, neighborhood & community organizers!
Whether you’re gardening in spaces large and small or just enjoying your weekly trip to the farmer’s market, there is a very real reason that growing food is getting so much attention these days. The organic garden at the White House, Alice Waters’ work on “The Edible Schoolyard”, CNN headlines such as “Urban Farming is Like a Revolution”, “Urban Farms Renew Communities,” articles in magazines like Parenting, AARP, Yogi Times, LA Yoga – this subject is timely and important with plenty of interest from folks of all backgrounds. Many of us are led here by health concerns, financial or social reasons but once we begin we become aware of the great web of life that we have always been surrounded by and are now actively participating in!
m.a.m.a. earth team-member, Eugene Cooke, is a father, a painter and an urban farmer who has designed and installed edible gardens with schools, churches, community gardens, large-scale urban farms and more in Los Angeles, Texas, Washington DC, Atlanta, Kenya and more. Eugene is the first “papa” of m.a.m.a. earth and his work continues to grow and evolve.
Eugene’s talks are brimming with helpful information about HOW to garden but more importantly – he reminds us WHY we tend the garden – to be grounded, to have a childlike sense of wonder about the world around us, to build community. Planting as a service. Each talk is complete unto itself and each gathering is unique, informative and inspiring.
Eugene has presented classes, workshops and lectures at yoga studios, elementary schools, senior centers, eco-boutiques, teaching gardens and more! Let m.a.m.a. earth help you transform YOUR community, neighborhood, school or faith-based institution by booking a class or series of classes with Eugene, contacting him for a phone or email consultation or buy the book that introduces Eugene’s beautiful philosophies and simple tools to Grow Where You Are!
- Grow Where You Are! lecture series
- 25 Things YOU can do to make a difference
- Suggested Reading & Films
- Grow Where You Are! press
- Eugene Cooke’s bio
- Eugene Visits with Dr. Cornel West & Tavis Smiley
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in having Eugene speak at a home, school, faith-based institution, senior center, community garden, urban farm, wherever there are interested people!
“Grow Where You Are” by Eugene Cooke is an introduction to a view of urban agriculture that places us in the center of the living systems that are our local and global communities. In this book, Eugene explores the basics of community and urban gardening and the art of recognizing the potential for growing food in our urban areas. He introduces the concept of elemental and cosmic forces and combining them with our human intention and care. “Grow Where You Are” offers the conscious urban dweller an introduction to practices that will help inspire them to transform their surroundings and create local food security. Click HERE to purchase.
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