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Canceled? May 6, 2010

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We regret to inform you that this blog has been canceled until the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster is over. See you in a few months? Not possible. Next year? Not possible. In ten years? Doubtful. In twenty? Maybe. Never??? Hmmm.

Small Stuff #72: Casting a Vote for a Hero April 10, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: casting my vote for a true Louisiana hero.

Hey y’all, Jenga Mwendo is a finalist in the Cox Conserves Heroes contest. Jenga returned to her native New Orleans after Katrina and immediately began working to revitalize gardens. She has converted the Laurentine Ernst Garden into a vibrant space and secured the donation of a storm-damaged cottage next door for garden use as a storage shed and library. She is also transforming the Guerilla Garden from an overgrown lot used as a dumping ground into a beautiful centerpiece for the community.

The Cox Conserves Heroes contest will award $5000 to the winner to donate to the charity of his/her choice. If Jenga wins, she will use the money towards renovating a blighted cottage next door to the community garden for use as a storage/education garden center.

Please help Jenga, the Backyard Gardener’s Network, the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association Garden Committee and the entire Lower Ninth Ward community make this a reality. Please go to:

http://www.coxconservesheroes.com/new-orleans-la/votingform.aspx

and cast your vote a true Louisiana hero and a most worthy endeavor.  Spread the word.

Thanks!

Small Stuff #65: Joyful Beginnings March 18, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: Delivering the first bunch of planters and elevated garden boxes made by some truly amazing young folks for some truly amazing seniors! Seriously, no words can express the joy of today. You really just had to be there.

Bonus: Being serenaded by Mister Jose! I’m still crying! I’ve had some AMAZING days thus far in 2010, but this might just be the most amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you to our team for Iowa State University/Memorial Lutheran Church, Miss Effie, and our wonderful seniors in Smithridge. And to my NIU team–as David Hasselhoff would sing in the most bizarre fashion imaginable–“I’m hooked on a feeling…I’m high on believing.”

Small Stuff #52: Feeding Frenzy February 23, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: All of the many wonderful bayou folks that have fed my wonderful volunteer folks during their stay.

Bonus: The team has had to work twice as fast to burn off all those calories.

Small Stuff 32: Community Spirit February 2, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: Having the honor and privilege to meet with some dedicated local community members to kick off what I believe will be a pretty darn cool project and more.

Bonus: Having the opportunity to learn a little community history and getting a new book (straight from the hands of the author) that will help me learn a whole lot more about my community’s history.