We love the variety and depth of information we get from our friends on Twitter. With passion and commitment, groups send out tweets that educate, astound, sadden, and inspire us – sometimes all at the same time! What a community.
We hate not being able to fully explain why we “follow” who we follow on Fridays. So, here’s our effort to remedy that. These are friends we’re following today, and why. Hope you will, too.
We’ll certainly do this again.
@new_urbanism – for an upcoming, free online participatory community to discuss sustainable cities of the future. We can’t wait!
@BVHHgarden – did you know they’re building their community garden this weekend? They are! Go help, if you’re in Milwaukee.
@farmingconcrete – for providing some amazing prototypes on urban food systems mapping, which we’re using in our work.
@thefoodtrust – for the time-saving report: The Grocery Gap: Who Has Access to Healthy Food and Why it Matters, we’ve been using this week.
@NLCHPhomeless — for working to increase funding for McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Programs and Housing Choice Voucher programs
@PAHousing – did you know about a free voice mail program that helps those without phones, in crisis and in transition? They told us about it.
@NFI_Info – for conducting a citywide census of community gardens, and creating a replicable strategy for obtaining unused land for urban gardening.