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What’s the Big Deal about April 26th giveBIG?

Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar giveBIG – happens Tuesday, April 26th, and I can hear the murmurs from here: “It seems nonprofits are running fundraisers every month of the year. What’s so special about giveBIG?” “And why Tuesday, April 26th?”  “Is giveBig just for making big donations? What’s it do for me?”  Great questions. …

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We’re moving forward, thanks to you.

It’s been several months since last issue of The Beet, so hello, again. First, I’ll reintroduce myself: I’m Sylvia Burgos Toftness, Interim Executive Director at Farm Table Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Last November, I described our sudden, serious financial shortfall, and I asserted our hopes for the future. Today, I can say that our board …

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Are cows the problem or solution to air pollution?

There’s no denying it, cows emit methane as they go about the business of living — it’s a by-product of their digestion. Methane, whether from cows, buffalo, dear, sheep or goats, contribute to greenhouse gases. But are cows to blame for the strange weather shifts we’ve all seen? The truth is cattle can be a real …

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PAY ATTENTION. BE ASTONISHED. TELL ABOUT IT.

Pay attention. be astonished. tell about it. by Mike Schut, Farm Table Foundation Mary Oliver’s poem “Sometimes” includes this stanza: Instructions for living a life: Pay Attention. Be Astonished. Tell About It. As these are some of the best instructions I have ever received, here I will “tell about it”—some of the things that have …

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