Archive for November, 2012

St. Petersburg Urban Gardening Club: Class Act

| November 30, 2012 | 5 Comments
St. Petersburg Urban Gardening Club: Class Act




Environmental activism in post-soviet Russia used to be the country’s most dynamic and effective forms of social activism. In contemporary Russia, however, activists face severe obstacles in promoting green issues. The Saint Petersburg Urban Gardening Club, founded as early as 1993, is still struggling with the authorities’ acknowledgments of its important work. However, getting the […]

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Takamatsu: TidBit of the Day

| November 27, 2012 | 2 Comments
Takamatsu: TidBit of the Day




Located on a nondescript strip mall in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, is a gem of a place. Takamatsu, voted Phoenix’s best Korean restaurant, serves up some amazing food that’s grilled to your liking at your own table. Flavors are fantastic. Even the free appetizers that come with the meal is stunning. I could (almost) […]

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The Ecorium Project: Class Act

| November 23, 2012 | 3 Comments
The Ecorium Project: Class Act




It is not surprise that South Korea has been the site of some amazing architecture and building in its cities. But one doesn’t always think of green in its major cities. The Ecorium Project, an initiative of the National Ecological Institute of South Korea, offers a giant nature reserve and research facility housed in giant […]

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Sofra Bakery: TidBit of the Day

| November 20, 2012 | 2 Comments
Sofra Bakery: TidBit of the Day




Located in Cambridge, Massachuetts, Sofra Bakery is a wonderful Middle Eastern bakery with beautiful pastries and snacks. From flatbreads to shawarmas to kibbeh, the food is authentic and beautifully made. Not to mention their delicious drinks, including homemade Sharbat, prepared from flower petals and fruits.

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Food Security Emergency Looms for Post-Sandy Haiti

| November 19, 2012 | 1 Comment
Food Security Emergency Looms for Post-Sandy Haiti




We are pleased to feature guest writer, Mehmet Burk, the senior writer for Melting Glacier Analytics, which analyzes emerging international disasters and unique humanitarian initiatives. He also has written for has written for Monthly Developments Magazine, EurasiaNet, Environmental Graffiti, and on InterAction.org. Food Security Updates for Zomppa Readers: Zomppa readers who would like to join the Melting Glacier […]

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Sunshine School Laos: Class Act

| November 16, 2012 | 8 Comments
Sunshine School Laos: Class Act




Participating in the Dream Garden Project in 2011, the Sunshine School Laos has created spent two years transforming their former yard full of mosquito pools and rubble to a vibrant school garden. With the help of volunteers to make it happen, the children were instrumental in designing the garden. Volunteers from Australia offered their expertise […]

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A Mindful Carnivore by Tovar Cerulli

| November 15, 2012 | 2 Comments
A Mindful Carnivore by Tovar Cerulli




A fascinating and well-crafted read for omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike. Tovar Cerulli grew up hunting. Then he became a vegetarian. And then, a vegan. For many, many, many years. Until his doctor advised him that his body needed to get some animal protein, and he slowly began to incorporate meat back into his diet. […]

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Cornbread & Biscuits: Global Potluck

| November 15, 2012 | 4 Comments
Cornbread & Biscuits: Global Potluck




Global Potluck’s students share another culinary part of their rich culture in this installment! Ever  wondered the difference between cornbread & biscuit? Find some tried and trued recipes from the students and their families just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday! No less than 10 cornbread recipes, 3 biscuit recipes, and 1 Indian Fry Bread recipe.  […]

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Boudin Bakery: TidBit of the Day

| November 13, 2012 | 5 Comments
Boudin Bakery: TidBit of the Day




Boudin Bakery is world renown for being San Francisco’s original sourdough bakery since 1849. The fact that it is also a popular tourist attraction often detracts from the simple fact that its bread has continued to be made to perfection and with great care and creativity. The bread is worth waiting in line.

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Sol Food Mobile Farm Days 88-97: California

| November 12, 2012 | 2 Comments
Sol Food Mobile Farm Days 88-97: California




It is truly exciting for the Sol Food Crew to finally be driving down the West Coast! We had been planning this trip for so long, and the West Coast felt so far away, but now we are finally here! In order to truly take in the Pacific Ocean and its rocky coast, we drove […]

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