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Old 99 Farm first week of Sept
I’m just putting this out on Friday afternoon to let you know we are here on Sunday for any orders. We have lots of tomatoes, cukes, baby chard, peppers, basil, potatoes, onions, garlic, even some zuchini!
Saturday we are at the Rise UP for Climate event at City Hall 1pm, and Locke Street Festival before and after that. Maybe you can join us!
I just got news that this is a global BIG deal: Hundreds of thousands expected to join global climate marches this weekend.
Protests against politicians’ failure to tackle the environmental crisis will take place in more than 90 countries.
See article in the Guardian
Hundreds of thousand of people in more than 90 countries are expected to take part in demonstrations this weekend to protest about the failure of politicians to tackle the global environmental crisis.
Organisers say more than 800 events – from marches to street theatre, acts of civil disobedience to mini festivals – will take place in towns and cities amid growing frustration at the lack of meaningful political action over the emerging climate breakdown.
WALK WITH US
MEET AT LOCKE ST. LIBRARY
HERKIMER AND LOCKE
11 am SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH (also 2 pm and 4 pm)
JOIN THE RISE UP CAMPAIGN
1 PM Saturday SEPTEMBER 8TH
CITY HALL HAMILTON
Nick Bryer from campaign group 350.org which is organising the event said: “Politicians are failing. They are still protecting the interests of the fossil fuel companies over the interests of people, despite mounting evidence of the devastation these companies and this system is causing the planet.”
He said the day of global demonstrations was about people around the world “rising up and demanding a different cause of action, a different future which puts people and a sustainable future before the interests of these huge corporations”.
One of the biggest protests is expected in Paris where up to 100,000 people are expected. Events in other European cities including Copenhagen, Brussels and Lisbon are also expected to attract tens of thousands of protesters.
The events come ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit that starts in San Fransisco next week and will see politicians and city leaders from around the world gather to discuss the climate crisis.
The real choice we all face is not what to buy, whether to fly or whether to have children but whether we are willing to commit to living ethically in a broken world, a world in which human beings are dependent for collective survival on a kind of ecological grace.