By: Thandiwe Ogbonna
“Yep, I'm with you. The party, the celebration is awesome. Shaking booty with your friends is heaps of fun. I know. I've been doing it for the past 5 years. But now, I'm longing for something more. Are you?” - The Polish Ambassador
What’s one thing most music festivals and concerts are missing? We gather together — many times in great number — as like-minded individuals celebrating life and love and music, and when it’s over, we go home, offering very little back to the communities that have hosted us.
It’s time for live music events to become catalysts, spawning direct action that benefits local communities and the people who call them home. David Sugalski (The Polish Ambassador) and Ayla Nereo — along with the rest of the Jumpsuit Records crew — are making this idea the foundation of their upcoming fall tour.
Pushing Through the Pavement: A Permaculture Action Tour will hit more than 30 cities in 20 states from the West to East Coast. A team of permaculture teachers, urban farmers, and community organizers will be along for the ride, teaching permaculture, spotlighting existing initiatives, and facilitating “impact days” where we can work together to build projects in our communities.
This is such an exciting announcement, and I can’t wait to see what this team of inspired people is going to accomplish. They’ll need our help to make sure this tour achieves its mission with adequate resources.
So what can we do? We can donate to the crowdfunding campaign, we can join the Permaculture Action Tour Campaign Group on Facebook to participate in raising awareness, and we can make a serious effort to inform others and encourage them to donate.
It’s time to take action and be the change we wish to see.
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