Pascal Paoli wrote:
- Outlook for the next 5 / 10 years and what should be accomplished
- Short- and Longterm benefits of supporting this cause
Steve Taylor wrote:This post will discuss some good things already happening in Akron Ohio and the surrounding area.
Country Side Conservancy is just North of Akron and a program through the Metro Parks to rent out homes surrounding the metro parks for Small scale family farms.
In Bath Ohio there are Nun's that run an organic plant sale. I would have to search for their farm name. I believe it's connected to Stan Hewitt Hall.
City Fresh is an affordable farm fresh produce delivery service available to the community. Not sure of their current status though.
Keep Akron Beautiful is an organization that plants flowers (some perennial) around the city and by many intersections. They could be instrumental in Akron's Permaculture revolution.
Salsbury-Schweyer Inc is a Akron Based Business run by Permaculturist that has worked with the city to promote better storm water management strategies.
Thats all for now. I plan on continuing to brainstorm this on Permies in hopes it will help.
Pascal Paoli wrote:. Since you are just yourself you should first partner up with one of these entities, such as Haven of Rest, so that there is infrastructure in place to channel the support.
Otherwise you would have to make up your own foundation, because you need a legal construct to receive the money and spread it out.
If you are not keen to opening your own foundation I strongly suggest you make calls to all of the organizations that you have listed and try to establish some form of agreement.
In the meantime we can try to figure out the other stuff ..
Tyler Ludens wrote:Here's my main problem with the idea:
Endorsements and LeBron James Net Worth
LeBron James Net Worth From Endorsements
Total Endors. ents Adding to LeBron James Net Worth $267,000,000
Coca Cola 2009-2015 $16,000,000
McDonald's 2010-2015 $15,000,000
Nike 2010-2015 $50,000,000
Nick Watkins wrote:
I'll have to check out some of these organizations; I never realized there was this much going on in my back yard! Just after reading this, I happened to catch a blurb about Salsbury-Schweyer's upcoming Winter PDC on Facebook :tinfoil:
The McDonald's one was not renewed do to LeBron wanting to be a better example to the youth and community that look up to him.
Perhaps the legacy aspect of this is what can really appeal to Lebron. I hope that is the case. If he is willing to put Coke and Nike money to better use to begin with, perhaps he can even drop those in the end, in order to focus on better economics.
I think appealing to a person's legacy can be effective.
Roberto pokachinni wrote:Perhaps the legacy aspect of this is what can really appeal to Lebron. I hope that is the case.
Roberto pokachinni wrote:If it could be worked into the scenario to have a garden center that is also a community literacy center, then things really take off for people in low income zones.
duane hennon wrote:
1. local involvement for continual support and maintenance of project
2. some sort of "contract" giving the locals equity in the project
3. in Ethiopia the government took money from food aide for restoration
because the population tripled but the situation didn't improve
President elect Trump has stated he wants to rebuild the inner cities
so rather than arguing for a minimum wage of $15 hr to serve fast food
why not a proposal to hire these people to rebuild their neighborhoods
with decent housing, gardens, playgrounds, bike/hiking trail into the city,
green roofs, green beltways, etc. that they will benefit from?
BEYOND THE CREATIVE CLASS
Progressives Have Let Inner Cities Fail for Decades. President Trump Could Change That.
For all the talk about gentrification, the real issue has been decades of concentrated poverty—and HUD policies have done little to help change that and sometimes worsened the problem.
Julia Winter wrote:Hey Steve, what you need to do is arrange a meeting between LeBron (or one of his people, that can be super effective) and Will Allen
I can see great potential for a connection between these two great (and great big!!) men. I can't call Will Allen a certified permaculturalist, but his work with self contained aquaponics (fish feed plants feed worms feed fish) in unheated greenhouses in Milwaukee can totally transfer to Ohio, and can accomplish great things.