salon: After harvesting a bounty of organic tomatoes, the…

Posted January 31, 2016 by The Roost

salon:

After harvesting a bounty of organic tomatoes, the workers at Sage Mountain Farm in Aguanga, California, gathered around a table to grade them into four categories: uno (one), dos (two), aguado (mushy), and compost. Only a handful of moldy tomatoes went into the compost. Everything else had a use.
Sage Mountain Farm is unique. They sell the No. 1 grade tomatoes to wholesalers or retailers like most farms do. They also sell the No. 2 grade tomatoes, since they are perfect quality with nothing wrong aside from slightly small size or odd shape. Even the mushy ones have a future as sundried tomatoes. But on many farms, these tomatoes would go to waste.

Organizations are springing up to donate food that would get tossed. Time for consumers to get on board as well

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awesome-picz: Giant Sculptures Made Entirely Of Beach Waste…

Posted January 30, 2016 by The Roost

awesome-picz:

Giant Sculptures Made Entirely Of Beach Waste To Make You Reconsider Plastic Use

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voiceofnature: “The Prophecy” Warns Against Environmental…

Posted January 30, 2016 by The Roost

voiceofnature:

“The Prophecy” Warns Against Environmental Damage,Photographer Fabrice Monteiro collaborated with Senegalese fashion and costume designer Doulsy (Jah Gal) and the Ecofund organization to create “The Prophecy,” a series in which the destruction of the African landscape is highlighted through theatrical costume and narrative. By Art People Gallery.

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chicagoreporter: Jobless in Chicago’s financial…

Posted January 29, 2016 by The Roost

Anthony Lindsey, 58, on Jackson Boulevard. Rhonda can usually be found panhandling outside the Chicago Board of Trade. Brandon and his cat Ghost. Brandon and his cat Ghost. Larika, 26, draws on the corner of Clark and Monroe. chicagoreporter:

Jobless in Chicago’s financial district

These are a few outtakes from our latest photo gallery, which features panhandlers, a common sight in downtown Chicago, particularly in the financial district. In the heart of the city’s thriving economic center, these individuals struggle for the basics: food, shelter, and work.
To view the full photo gallery, visit: 
http://chicagoreporter.com/jobless-in-chicagos-financial-district/
(Photos by Stacey Rupolo)

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chicagotribune: The theme this week is staying warm, and this…

Posted January 29, 2016 by The Roost

chicagotribune:

The theme this week is staying warm, and this shot from @razdood was just too cool to pass up. Thank you so much for tagging it #trib2016. We’re sharing it here on our Instagram feed, as well as tumblr, Flipboard and blog. Tag your photos #trib2016 for a chance to be featured. -scott

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A New School In Georgia Offers LGBT Students A Safe Haven From Bullying

Posted January 28, 2016 by The Roost

A New School In Georgia Offers LGBT Students A Safe Haven From Bullying: think-progress:

A new private school in Georgia that wants to provide a safe space for LGBT students, Pride School Atlanta, will open this fall. It will be the first school of its kind in the state and models itself after the Harvey Milk school in New York, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The K-12 school — founded by Christian Zsilavetz, a trans teacher with 25 years of experience in the classroom — will serve both LGBT students and cis straight students who may feel out of place. It’s an especially important resource given its location, according to some LGBT advocates, because LGBT youth living in the South and the Midwest often feel like they won’t be able to find support in their hometowns.

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think-progress: If you’re cold after a few minutes outside,…

Posted January 27, 2016 by The Roost

think-progress:

If you’re cold after a few minutes outside, imagine the bone-chilling life on the streets

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calumet412: Season’s Greetings from Rogers Park, 1910, Chicago

Posted January 27, 2016 by The Roost

calumet412:

Season’s Greetings from Rogers Park, 1910, Chicago

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soycrates: Save the bees, if you please! How to build a bee…

Posted January 26, 2016 by The Roost

soycrates:

Save the bees, if you please!

How to build a bee house and provide bee-friendly flowering plants

Learn about / be vocal about pesticides

“Fucking Save Me” tee on LookHuman
“Not Your Honey” tee on LookHuman
My free short e-book on the ethics of honey!

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peterjnelsonphoto: The Early Thaw

Posted January 25, 2016 by The Roost

peterjnelsonphoto:

The Early Thaw

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