I’m not afraid to admit I belong to a facebook group called “Take Back Urban Home-steading(s)”. It is a facebook group created to show the distaste for the D-family in California’s claim on the trademark on the term “Urban Homestead” and “Urban Homesteading”. It has well over 7,000 members on it’s page all becoming a wonderful community in support of those with the same idea.
They also do “cyber protests” against the D-family and it’s trademark. I think this is wonderful how people can get together and do this via the internet. i am also glad about how visible it has made these things that we probably would not have really known about before hand.
I do have a proposal for all those out there to try something kinda new kinda not. the not new part as it requires getting of the computer to do it, but that does not mean you can’t post what it is online. The new part is what it has to do with.
I and many others have big problems with the idea and use of GMO products. I suggest a protest of sorts against GMO products and for sustainable farming. Here is what i am suggesting:
Having an “eat -in”, I know the term sounds weird; but listen to the explanation. Sustainable farm owners, green chefs, “Urban Homesteaders”, CSA owners, and foragers get together and either in D.C. or on Monsanto’s steps (so to speak) host a “lunch” with food they have grown/foraged with the “green chefs'” cooking help.
Even offer for FREE a plate of the food to anyone (yep even the Monsanto employees) , as a showing that THIS IS THE “GOOD STUFF”. That will feed the hungry world. I think with some press attention it would get at least some kind of point across to the world.
With this the internet would be a tool to make it partly possible, by reaching out to the people who would/could/can be a part of it. Even if that part is a bushel or less of something they grew, or just a really good recipe for something fresh.
What do you think?