Archive for March, 2012

Earth Hour 2012: Saturday 31 March at 8:30pm

| March 30, 2012 | 1 Comment
Earth Hour 2012: Saturday 31 March at 8:30pm




Don’t forget now, tomorrow evening, you too get to be a part of Earth Hour! By taking part in Earth Hour 2012, individuals, communities and businesses are making a commitment to turn their lights off for an hour at 8.30PM on Saturday 31 March in acknowledgement of an act they will undertake for the benefit […]

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GreenHouse: Class Act

| March 30, 2012 | 6 Comments
GreenHouse: Class Act




When one thinks of Rikers Island, one doesn’t always think of green gardens and local vegetables. GreenHouse seeks to change this by providing inmates with hands-on experience “designing, installing, and maintaining” the 2 1/2 acres of multi-use gardens, greenhouse, and gardening classrooms. About 125 inmates participate each year, gaining remedial and vocational training, such as […]

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Champion of Change: Justice for Farmworkers

| March 29, 2012 | 2 Comments
Champion of Change: Justice for Farmworkers




This week is National Farmworker Awareness Week, and we are extremely honored that one of Durham’s own – and an invaluable member of Zomppa’s board of directors, Melinda Wiggins, is being honored today as one of ten Champions of Change at the White House. Please see the press release and check her out live at […]

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Go Fish: Iraq & the Gulf

| March 29, 2012 | 2 Comments
Go Fish: Iraq & the Gulf




Here, fishy fishy. Fish is an important part of life in the Arabian/Persian Gulf. The inhabitants have a long tradition of fishing and pearl diving amid the colorful corals. Savory dishes, interesting aromas, and fish markets are all aplenty in Gulf countries, like Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and the UAE. Since the Gulf is at the […]

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FrankenBlueberries NOT a Frank Food: TidBit of the Day

| March 29, 2012 | 2 Comments
FrankenBlueberries NOT a Frank Food: TidBit of the Day




When you pick up bagels, do you go for the blueberry ones, thinking that you might add a bit of fruit in your diet? Think again. Sometimes, what seems like blueberries is none other than some food coloring and sugar Frankenstein concoction. Mike Adams posted this rather disturbing video on TV Natural News you might […]

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See the Bus! April Events in NC & on PBS

| March 28, 2012 | 3 Comments
See the Bus! April Events in NC & on PBS




Since completing the mobile greenhouse in early March, the Sol Food team has been out and about in downtown Durham offering workshops and tours!  Start looking for the red, Zomppa bus this spring as it makes stops in all sorts of crazy places! The bus was last seen at the West End Community Garden as […]

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Veggie Burgers: Frank Food

| March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Veggie Burgers: Frank Food




Frank food is a series that wants your opinion about what is FRANK food and what is FRANKENSTEIN food. Please share your opinion! You walk into the store and have to buy one. Which one is MORE FRANK to you? [polldaddy poll=5947560]

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Sharing the Luv through CommentLuv: TidBit of the Day

| March 27, 2012 | 89 Comments
Sharing the Luv through CommentLuv: TidBit of the Day




Ok, so I first heard of CommentLuv some 6 months ago when our blogger friend in Uruguay, Gera @sweetsfoodsstarted raving about it.  I favorited his review about it, CommentLuv Premium Plugin Review: 7 Reasons Why this Plugin Rocks, and made a mental note “must go back and read all about this WordPress plugin for comments when I have […]

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Mama’s Famous Quesillo

| March 26, 2012 | 4 Comments
Mama’s Famous Quesillo




As I mature, I can’t help but think of all of the delicious things I have eaten thanks to my parents, and all of the flavorful dishes of my heritage that have yet to make it to my plate. That is why for some time now, I have been speaking to my grandmother, whom I […]

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Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots: Class Act

| March 23, 2012 | 11 Comments
Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots: Class Act




Oaxaca’s history and diverse cultures make it an extremely popular place in Mexico for outsiders to visit. Yet not all visitors are aware that 77% of the 3 million people who live there live in poverty. Many of the children sell trinkets or shine shoes for tourists to support their families. Based in Arkansas, Oaxaca […]

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