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    How to Fight Hunger with Local Food

    Today in Greater Des Moines, we have 26 school gardens, a dozen faith gardens, 10 community gardens supported by the city, a handful of employee gardens on corporate grounds, and an immigrant/refugee garden run by Lutheran Services. Rewind. In 2009, we didn’t have much at all. You can take any simple idea and create a revolution.  Click here for t...

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  • Steal These Ideas… Change the World
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    Steal These Ideas… Change the World

    Your next business might be in this post.  No kidding. One thing I’ve learned over the years, is that the more I keep great ideas hidden — protecting, defending, and worrying about taking credit for them — the less impact I have in the world. When I share frivolously.  When I open up.  When I give things away.  When I let go of cont...

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  • Part 3: The Secret Life of a Community Change Agent
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    Part 3: The Secret Life of a Community Change Agent

    In Part 2 (click here) we show WHERE the keys to success lie, and how to get the answers we needed to design a successful project.  Hint: people who have already done it – teachers who started and still run gardens. Ok, what next? Organize What You Learn From all of the interviews with teachers, common patterns emerged.  Major themes. Grants laun...

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