“Cateura, Paraguay is a town essentially built on top of a landfill. Garbage collectors browse the trash for sellable goods, and children are often at risk of getting involved with drugs and gangs. When orchestra director Szaran and music teacher Fabio set up a music program for the kids of Cateura, they soon have more students than they have instruments. That changed when Szaran and Fabio were brought something they had never seen before: a violin made out of garbage. Today, there’s an entire orchestra of assembled instruments, now called The Recycled Orchestra.” Taken from the Recycled Orchestra’s Facebook page.
Earlier this year, Ann Seacrest, Executive Director of MilkWorks, wrote a blog post about the controversial Time magazine breastfeeding cover photo. A three-year-old is standing on a chair next to his mother and nursing. This photo was the perfect catalyst for a public debate on “how long is too long?” Please click over to the MilkWorks blog to read my guest post that may challenge the way you think about breastfeeding. Here’s the link: Too Old for Breast Milk. Find out more here: Too Old for Breast Milk, Part II.
Community CROPS (Combing Resources, Opportunities and People for Sustainability) helps people work together to grow healthy food and live sustainably. I’m honored to share with you this guest post written by Warren Kittler, farm program manager at Community CROPS. Please consider backing their Kickstarter campaign so they can build a bigger and better training farm right here in Lincoln, Nebraska.