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Why gardening is bad a$$

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Why gardening is bad a$$

Why gardening is bad a$$ It's not just your grandma's hobby.  Gardening gets a bad rap, but when you think about it, it's a really cool concept. You can literally sustain yourself. Live off the land. Create sustenance from what was once nothing. But gardening also has a pretty cool history. During WW1, Europe's farmland and agricultural workforce all became products of the war. Crop fields turned into battlefields and workers were recruited to military service. People got hungry, fast. So the burden of feeding millions landed on the U.S. and it was up to citizens to step up.  People...

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Charity spotlight: Action Against Hunger

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Charity spotlight: Action Against Hunger

Charity spotlight: Action Against Hunger For nearly 40 years, Action Against Hunger has been leading the charge against hunger. Their 6,500 staff members assist more than 14.7 million people (ahem, that's more than triple the population of LA) in 50 different countries, helping communities prosper with food and clean water. To do so, they're developing revolutionary nutrition products and helping small-scale farmers increase production to battle malnutrition and drilling and decontaminating wells for safe water.  But there are scary numbers, too. Nearly half of all child deaths are from causes related to undernutrition. And 1/3 of children in low- and middle-income countries...

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Charity spotlight: The Hunger Project

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Charity spotlight: The Hunger Project

Charity spotlight: The Hunger Project It starts with women. That's the idea behind The Hunger Project’s programs throughout Africa, South Asia and Latin America. In fact, it’s the first of their three pillars that form the foundation for each of the 16,075 communities the organization aids: Empower women as key agents of change Mobilize communities into self-reliant action Foster effective partnerships to engage local government In general, The Hunger Project initiates campaigns against early marriage and violence against women, education programs for nutrition and sanitation and income-generating activities for communities in need. It’s their belief that by pioneering sustainable, women-centered strategies, we...

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Charity Spotlight: feedONE - Convoy of Hope

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Charity Spotlight: feedONE - Convoy of Hope

Charity Spotlight: feedONE - Convoy of Hope feedONE, a campaign of Convoy of Hope, is on a mission to feed children in developing nations all over the world. Our eco-friendly underwear brand is set out to help them do just that. How do the two overlap? Jeff Roman, executive director of Integrated Marketing and feedONE, says feedONE wanted to partner with Marc Skid because the two organizations share the same goal: helping people. “Marc Skid is similar to feedONE in that they saw a need and wanted to do something about it. Our hope is that we can partner together...

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