Thursday 28 April 2016

Will Allen, Urban Farmer, Feeds 10,000

If we want a peaceful Rennaisance, we need to get more money to people like this. If only one successful project can be set up, it can be duplicated 10,000 times. 


  1. Microflow What do you think of this one? I personally think it matches the content posted on this blog this mantra is wonderful. Of course the artist is Imee Ooi which I like as well.

    "Oṃ Tāre Tuttāre Ture Svāhā / Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha"

    Green Tārā, known as the Buddha of enlightened activity.

    Green Tara/Khadiravani is usually associated with protection from fear and the following eight obscurations: lions (= pride), wild elephants (= delusion/ignorance), fires (= hatred and anger), snakes (= jealousy), bandits and thieves (= wrong views, including fanatical views), bondage (= avarice and miserliness), floods (= desire and attachment), and evil spirits and demons (= deluded doubts)

    Tara (whose name means "star" or "she who ferries across") is a Bodhisattva of compassion who manifests in female form. In Tibetan, Tara is known as "Dölma" (Sgrol-ma), or "She Who Saves." In particular she represents compassion in action, since she's in the process of stepping from her lotus throne in order to help sentient beings.
    Tara's mantra is a loving play on her name. According to Sangharakshita, a traditional explanation of the mantra is that the variations of her name represent three progressive stages of salvation.

    1. Tāre represents salvation from mundane dangers and suffering. Tara is seem as a savioress who can give aid from material threats such as floods, crime, wild animals, and traffic accidents.
    2. Tuttāre represents deliverance into the spiritual path conceived in terms of individual salvation. In traditional terms, this is the path of the Arhant, which leads to individual liberation from suffering. This is seen in Mahayana Buddhism as a kind of enlightenment in which compassion does not figure strongly.
    3. Lastly, ture represents the culmination of the spiritual path in terms of deliverance into the altruistic path of universal salvation - the Bodhisattva path. In the Bodhisattva path we aspire for personal enlightenment, but we also connect compassionately with the sufferings of others, and strive to liberate them at the same time as we seek enlightenment ourselves.

    Đa-la (多羅) hay Đa-la Bồ Tát là tên dịch âm Hán-Việt từ tiếng Phạn tārā, là tên của một vị nữ Bồ Tát thường gặp trong Phật giáo Tây Tạng. Tên này dịch ý là Độ Mẫu (度母), Cứu Độ Mẫu ( 救度母), là "người mẹ cứu độ chúng sinh".

    1. Also checked out the site is very promising so I will continue to check into this group and see what can be done.

  2. I found another group of Urban famers their website is and their mission is: The Urban Farming Guys non profit (501c3) mission is to establish sustainable communities in the most difficult and overlooked places on earth. It begins with local food and water security, alternative energy, and local economic resilience. We are running hard to put the most innovative, accessible, low tech and reproducible solutions for self-sustaining community into the hands of everyday people from the inner-cities to the nations in a way that is caught and spread on a local level. Together we are beating a path for communities and villages to THRIVE in any economy. We are putting them to the test in the hostile environment of the inner city of Kansas City’s Lykins Neighborhood at our U.S. base of operations. Champions are being raised as we entrust these opportunities to our inner-city youth. We aim to intercept and reshape the path of the next generation. And lastly we are multiplying our efforts by putting videos, diagrams, principals, parts lists and full technologies into your hands in an open source knowledge base to make these tools reproducible around the world. Simultaneously we are working in both Mexico and extreme east India by building an off grid fish farm at orphanages in both places. We will soon return to build a bio-gas system to provide cooking fuel and electricity. UFG works to empower indigenous groups. Partnering to build economic forces from the inside out, creating jobs, building resilient communities with affordable healthy food access, and to establishing alternative water and energy solutions that ultimately preserve life in many geographic situations. This work deeply depends on your support to make a global impact. We urge you to help us equip the next generation to thrive.

  3. Thanks Tim but I fear you're just wasting your time. The aliens are going to land in a couple of weeks and hand out replicators to everyone. Best we just sit on our hands and wait.