Monthly Archives: October 2013

Last Saturday Puts Variety Back In Variety Show

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  By Terrah Baker The Last Saturday of the month is no longer just another day in the weekend, thanks to the collaboration of local artists, performers and a great space right in downtown Fayetteville. It actually began as an extension of Fayetteville Word Wars, several events hosted by local slam poets — a competition…

Harvest Fest Brings Charity To Mulberry Mountain

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Food Collected By National Nonprofit For Local Food Banks By Terrah Baker Everyone who’s been, or heard about Harvest Festival held on Mulberry Mountain in Northwest Arkansas knows it’s full of fun, great music and interesting people. But behind the bright burning lights of the flame throwers, the glowing circles of the hoopers, and the…

Dickey Farms Offers Pumpkins, Research, Farm Experience

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Dickey Farms

  By Terrah Baker David Dickey said some of his first, and fondest, memories are wandering through his dad’s organic garden in California before he was five. He didn’t know then that he’d spend his entire professional career in the agricultural field, and especially that he’d start his own small farm implementing overarching sustainable practices…

Benefit Dinner To Celebrate Local, Share Global

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Local Organization Helps Support Exiled, Organic Tibetan Farmers By Terrah Baker Pennies for Partnerships started as a fundraising entity to support already existing programs in the exiled Tibetan communities now living in India, explained founder and director Leann Halsey. The Indian government granted land to the Tibetan people who come from a farming culture thousands…

Libra – Contemplating the Path of Return

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  Transition Town News — Rob Hopkins, founder of International Transition Movement, on a rare tour of the U.S., visits San Francisco area, Oct. 10-12; Los Angeles area Oct 13-14 & other towns. Libra is Ray 3, Divine Intelligence. In the east Aries is noontime, Libra midnight. Aries is passion for the natural life….

The Butterfly Effects

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By Rachel Birdsell In a few days, I will turn 45. I gave up big celebrations for my birthday many years ago; although I’m not beyond turning down a piece of cake should someone offer it to me. This birthday I wanted to do something special. I didn’t want a party with lots of presents,…

Earthbag Building Worldwide

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Making Ripples

By Amanda Bancroft Ever have a doppelganger? Ripples has those, too. We’ll be innocently shopping for groceries or browsing Facebook when there they are — like-minded groups who build with earthbags, looking almost exactly like us! Truth is, while it’s exciting to receive surprised responses from people who are new to earthbag building, there’s nothing…