LBGC! Strategy Guide (Volume 3)
STUDENTS! ONLY CLICK IF YOU’RE READY FOR THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME
#mtvXO is a utopian pop culture network & service learning platform. We partnered with Let’s Build Garden City! to bring you the 10 Laws of #nomoneynoborders and make it easy to share how something creates a free world! We focus on pop culture as the most powerful images, languages, and sounds expressed from all over the world and posit that its message is often literally censored from having the very impact we make it for. We are identifying our global human community’s TRUE demands, elevating them, and linking it all up to real life structures that build utopia.
These are the 10 Laws of #nomoneynoborders:
1. Life Does Not Transcend Money & Borders
2. Freedom Transcends Money & Borders
3. Art Transcends Money & Borders
4. Believing in Yourself Transcends Money & Borders
5. The Savior Transcends Money & Borders
6. Partying Transcends Money & Borders
7. Love Transcends Money & Borders
8. Utopia Transcends Money & Borders
9. Hip-Hop Transcends Money & Borders
10. Future Transcends Money & Borders
You can apply these laws (or your own!) at any time to anything.
🎞#NowPlaying: Clips, videos, or pictures illustrating the topic
🔎 #Factual: Objective descriptions related to how something fulfills a law (or three)
🔧 What Does It Have? What Does It Need?: Can be broad or specific, fantastic or realistic. Ex. What does the protagonist of a movie lack materially and how does that intersect with the plot and what they are looking for emotionally?
😎 Personal: Super subjective but all-important level of analysis, how the writer is indivudually experiencing a piece of art and applying it to their own life
🌏 #Actionable: Ties the subject back into #mtvXO/Let’s Build Garden City! and using art & creativity to actively make a new world.
Got it? Let’s play!
Let’s Build Garden City!‘s huge citywide workshop series How to Make A Million While Selling Your Crops in the Hood is the gift that keeps giving! Here’s our Q&A with Bridgeport-based educator & activist Milan Anderson! Stay tuned for more gem-filled interviews with farmers in your area! See you next Spring ^_^
Who are you?
Milan Anderson, [I] apprenticed at Living Roots farm in 2016, worked for Urban Canopy as market manager and farm hand, obtained a Master of Urban Farmer Training with University of Illinois Extension summer of 2018, hosted weekly garden workshops for kids at El Paseo Community Garden summer of 2019 and have been an avid forager in Chicago the past year, making medicines out of what most people consider weeds 🙂
What’s some advice you have for students starting out as a professional in the agriculture industry?
You might need to volunteer and intern first go get your feet wet and later use that experience to apply for paid positions. It might take a season or two of volunteering low key for a garden, but it could pay off in the long run. For instance, I was a volunteer gardener at El Paseo and when I found out they wanted a kids garden program, since I was already a contributing member, the garden directors were happy to fund the kids workshops I created. You never know where your involvement might lead so just put yourself out there!
Do you have any words of encouragement for someone just looking for a fun service learning project to do?
Try and be present, really in the moment and think through the different tasks you are doing (what could make it more effective, or make it easier on others) so you can make the most of the experience.
What’s the secret to students treating each other right?
Be kind to yourself, and apply that kindness to people around you.
Anything else you want to talk about?
Learn about permaculture (aka permanent agriculture or growing food forests), it is awesome to use this to your benefit and the ecosystem’s benefit. A lot of organic farms already use some of these practices to sustainably grow, but could add more. With climate change, it is even more important to learn about these practices that stem from indigenous people’s ways of growing in harmony with nature.
Can we share your social media?
Yes! ecocentric_gurl is my insta.
how to make a million while selling your crops in the hood
WINTER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Explore LBGC! for all kinds of new stuff supporting student gardens! New events, maps, tips, documents, and more resources WOOHOO!
We’re Let’s Build Garden City a CPS service learning partner program based on the Southside. Our mission supports student gardens and promotes young people across the city growing their own food, herbs, plants, and more.
OCT 25, 2019 | 6 PM – 9 PM | THE WOODLAWN | BIT.LY/HARVESTFEST19
We’ll be raising money with the Chicago Food Policy Action Council for a financial literacy-themed workshop series titled “How To Make A Million While Selling Your Crops In The Hood.” And for Halloween we’re throwing a Haunted garden party at The Cooperation Operation for students in Pullman!
Want to support student gardens in your neighborhood? We have a resource library hosted at our site tenderdiscovery.com with articles & tips for students; as well as an outreach toolkit for community members. Come through to the event though! We need you
Click here to find out everything you need to know ahead of the 2019-2020 school year! See you this weekend supporting student gardens at Pledge Day in Pullman/Roseland & Beverly/Morgan Park. Please RSVP for the Garden City Back-to-School Parade on the 31st if you haven’t yet, too. 🙂
4904 S. Lake Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
Hyde Park neighborhood
Sat, May 24, 2019, 2pm–5pm
After class, meet and chat with our party-cipants about gardening to graduate!🌻
This event will have a colorful presentation featuring local educators and guest features from The Cooperation Operation, F12 Network, and more. In addition to celebrating we’re giving students nutritional education, institutional connections, and the tools to maintain strong relationships!
Welcome to the kickoff of #lbgc2019 the summer festival for students. #lbgc2019 aka Let’s Build Garden City! 2019 is the ONLY festival with treasure hunts, free classes, cool parties (and more!) that’s ALSO a service learning platform teaching young people how to transform vacant space in their neighborhoods into community gardens. Plus Sign, a former Chicago Public Schools student, launched Let’s Build Garden City! in spring 2018.
Come out on a Friday Fundraiser to let folks know about the NEW Chicago Public Schools service learning programs empowering students to do long-term service projects in your neighborhood. We’ll be all over the city petitioning, flyering, and supporting the next era of students gardening!
Ashburn – 1pm – 79th Western Terminal
Pullman – 3pm – 115th Metra Station
Logan Square – 6pm – Comfort Station
Pilsen – 8pm – Ashland Pink Line
Feel free to choose your own adventure!
BONUS: Raise $500 and we’ll throw a Student Party in your neighborhood! [#lbgc2019 fundraiser page]
Helpful tips, documents & more!
(*Give edible sunflower seed packs to students who sign-up)
RSVP: tinyurl.com/lbgcRSVP 🐝
*Tell your friends!!!!