A Instagram page on food philosophy and affordable health through real food, developed into a series of zines by the same name.
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Chicken of Tomorrow
The only thing I can tell has changed here is there are more generators now.
So little help has been seen here. So many people live in these homes, some displaced from other homes. And that house without a roof - the man's children now stay with their mother because the place is unfit for them to stay with him anymore. He still lives there, but with no roof. He is going to use the money he finally received from @fema to repair the roof, but they won't begin to cover the costs of items lost and internal damages. For many people this was month 4 without the basic emergency supplies we brought.
Simple solutions to major problems. We're making a few rain barrel water filters today to bring to community members that still don't have water coming out of their pipes, 134 days later. These came to a center on the west coast from members of the diaspora in New York. Not sure who the specific donors were, but we are thankful.
Thank you so much to everyone who gave money to the farmers I work with in Puerto Rico. These people who lost everything found so much hope in receiving so many blessings from the outside world.
Thank you for everyone who has continued to give even months after the storms ravaged the countryside. Although the landscape has finally become green again, the economy is still a leaky flow of money out of the island. These donations, no matter how large, have allowed farmers to invest in their land, to hire unemployed folks from their community, and let them get through another few months of loss as they get back on their feet.
This is critical to the future of Puerto Rico. The island will rise, only on the foundation that they build. Thank you. It means more than we can explain.
Specially this allotment will go towards one farm's paying for people with animal drawn plows and paying for manual labor to clean up the fields so that they can plant more. Jump starting the farm. And for another farm's payment of labor in harvesting, planting, and curing bamboo to be able to sustainably rebuild structures for people who lost parts or all of their store fronts.
If you still want to give, the link is still in my bio.
Setting up the solar lights before the sun goes down. 133 nights illuminated by these cheap, plastic lanterns.
Visited the office of @SenatorWarner today to make sure his team knows that #PuertoRicoIsDying.
Tomorrow morning I head back to the island with a small group of people to continue to work, document, and ask the question: "what's happened in the last 113 days?" The longest blackout in US history is still ongoing. The corruptions pile up and the people are still leaving. As a big chunk of my family just had their first Christmas in Illinois, with three families packed into a small house, I refuse to let business continue to go on as usual.
If you'd like to hold your representatives accountable, let me know and I'll send you a paper.
UPDATE: This alert was cancelled. The tsunami will still likely strike Central America and parts of the Caribbean, but won't likely reach Puerto Rico.
You all remember the abandoned school that people are (still) living out of in Lares, PR? And the art supplies and seeds the farmers asked for? This is where it went ❤️❤️❤️
Today the farmers from a few different farms hosted a community day at the school, got a moon bounce, brought out the art supplies and gave these kids such a great day!! The painted, danced, sang, for a visit from one of the kings and made their own pots to plant their own cilantro and beans!! It's day 86 for so many people. Thank you to everyone that helped give them a little relief and some smiles going into the holiday season. ❤️🇵🇷❤️🇵🇷
Beautiful photos from @violeta_roots
CA, PA, AZ, OR, NC, SC, VA, MD, NJ, NY, MI, NE, TX, FL, OH, D.C., the first #PuertoRicoIsDying papers are on their way to 15 states and the nation's capital.
If you ordered, you should be getting them Saturday. If you want to order, we still got 35 states left to hit! Let's make this nationwide! Tell ya friends!
PACKING UP THESE PAPERS! Raise your hand if we can send you a few copies to bring to your representatives! Just walk them up in city hall and tell the people in power to look at them. We need to let them know that #PuertoRicoIsDying and that we all have a role in saving it. If done right, this can be a major role in that fight.