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and so why can’t every city get good quality and safe bike lanes already?
it’s an underground, night time food market that lets people get into eating and selling really good food, without the hastle of a permit. how? by becoming a “club” instead of a market. lucky for everyone, it’s free to join.
the article tackles many side of the idea; DIY meets locavores, underground movement, the realization that we need to make money to keep doing what we love to do, direct sales from chefs to consumers and growers to buyers, “cottage food” and culinary start ups.
full story here.
The underground market seeks to encourage food entrepreneurship by helping young vendors avoid roughly $1,000 a year in fees — including those for health permits and liability insurance — required by legitimate farmers markets. Here, where the food rave — call it a crave — was born, the market organizers sidestep city health inspections by operating as a private club, requiring that participants become “members” (free) and sign a disclaimer noting that food might not be prepared in a space that has been inspected.
because amazing teachers and awesome kids are under rated.
because bureaucracy and test scores can hold people back.
because grown-ups can’t figure out how to fix the world.
a warm welcome to Mr. John Hunter, everyone
mother nature network put together this cool info graphic about what each of the 50 states is best at and what they are worst at…
the ‘good’ covers everything from most organic lentils to best paid coal miners to cleanest teeth
the ‘bad’ includes fewest librarians per capita, most smog, and most avalanche deaths
click the image below to see the full version of both maps:
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and then for fun, there’s also the shame state map:
out with the flu, but now i’m fixed
so on the subject of fixing, i just found out about the Fixer’s Collective today, in new york. you bring something, they fix it. why? because so many things that break aren’t really broken, are they? no, usually it’s just one tiny piece gone bad, but we throw the whole thing out anyways…
“Fixers’ Collective is a social experiment in improvisational fixing and mending.”
Check it out HERE, there’s a little video and everything!