The United States is promoting community gardening to enhance global relations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture promotes community gardens around the world by providing skilled agronomists and master gardeners to local communities. This You Tube video discusses rooftop gardens and community vegetable gardens.
Some gardens are hands-on projects in the U.S.A. like the people’s garden on the grounds of the White House or the garden on the National Mall.
And other gardens are established in foreign countries through U.S. Embassy liaison with the Department of Agriculture.
Seoul’s People’s Garden initiative is growing well. On Saturday April 10th, a celebration of the 2010 People’s Garden project at the Ambassador’s residence attracted more than 150 Korean and American volunteers including 61 children.
Volunteers celebrated spring in Seoul by digging in the earth and planting dozens of vegetable and flower seedlings. After the planting spree volunteers ate grilled hot dogs and hamburgers.
By the harvest celebration later this year they’ll feast on grilled vegetables produced in the garden.
The Washington Post reported on the garden created U.S. Embassy in Seoul.
Ecocide — an international crime to destroy or contaminate the environment that humans live in.
Sustainabilitank.info reports that supporters of a new ecocide law believe it could be used to prosecute “climate deniers” who distort science and facts to mislead the uninformed and to discourage voters and politicians from tackling climate change and environmental degredation.
British innovator and lawyer Polly Higgins presents a declaration of planetary rights, and a proposal that declares mass destruction of ecosystems a crime on a par with genocide. Well, actually, destroying where humans live is the essential genocide, not “on a par with”.
Consider :: Will it matterwhether it is a crime to eliminate any categories of humans (genocide) if there is no habitable place for any humans?
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