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  1. May 16, 2011
    1. 1.1  Agenda for Milwaukee Chicago Madison Eco Tourism Initiative(MCMET)
  2. May 15, 2011
    1. 2.1  Dunkelberger Sweet Water Sweet Soil Art Expression
  3. May 10, 2011
    1. 3.1  Conservative David Brooks And Urban Agriculture
  4. May 6, 2011
    1. 4.1  Sweet Water Food and Culture Centers for Human Resource Development and Basic Education
    2. 4.2  Useful Background Information for SPAN Interview
  5. May 5, 2011
    1. 5.1  Urban Agriculture/Aquaponics for Tunisia, Egypt, and India?
  6. April 23, 2011
    1. 6.1  Seeking Help from Delhi Greens Re Indian Visit
  7. April 22, 2011
    1. 7.1  Bay View/Milwaukee Eco Tourism/Lake Express/Bikes & Buses Collaboration
  8. April 19, 2011
    1. 8.1  Reaching Out to the Schumacher “Partners”
    2. 8.2  Non Partisan League Prairie Fire 1912; Presidential Race 2012
    3. 8.3  Sweet Water as Retail Outlet for City Food Garden Installation and Support
    4. 8.4  Visions of Start Up Income Streams for Volunteers
    5. 8.5  Useful Links for Aquaponics Miniature Initiatives
    6. 8.6  City Civil Servants Help Promote Eco Tourism of Civil Society?
  9. April 18, 2011
    1. 9.1  Concept Note to Inspired High School Student re Democratization of Aquaponics
    2. 9.2  Widening Conversation Circles re Sweet Water Farm Shop Co-op In Milwaukee and Chicago
  10. April 16, 2011
    1. 10.1  May We Culivate a Salem Garden of Aquapons?
    2. 10.2  The Story of Godsil Leiser Growing Power Partnership
    3. 10.3  Inspiring Middle East Democracy Activists To Check Out Aquaponics?
    4. 10.4  Advance Eco-Tourism On-Line This Week, May 1 First Face Pancake Moments
    5. 10.5  Sweet Water Farm Shop Co-op In Milwaukee and Chicago
  11. April l7, 2011
    1. 11.1  Milwaukee Urban Aquaculture Center Paved the Way for Sweet Water
    2. 11.2  Chicago Students Key to One World Aquaponics TV
    3. 11.3  Awakening and Connecting Emerging “One World Nation”
    4. 11.4  Lake Express Ferry and High School Student Bike Co-op
    5. 11.5  Sweet Water Powers The Coming Good Boom

May 16, 2011

Agenda for Milwaukee Chicago Madison Eco Tourism Initiative(MCMET)

Please send this forth to anyone I’ve omitted or who you think might want to join in this widening circle.

On Line “Meetings and Decision Making”

Given the intensity of our daily rounds, Jan Christensen and I are hoping you might agree to our conducting most of our “business” through on-line “meetings.” We would strive for consensus,
but be satisfied with majority unless 2/3 of us said an issue was so important that supermajority
votes are warranted. We would aspire to have face to face meetings once, twice, or four times
yearly, but maybe not?

Establish a Facebook Account for the Project

This would probably be the most economical way to jump start this project, provide a chance for
lot’s of people to sign on as friends, for tour providers to announce their tours and provide links to
web pages, etc.

Discussion?

Voting?

Milwaukee Chicago Madison Eco Tourism Initiative(MCMET)

This golden triangle and surrounding counties, within days drive of 25,000,000.

Name?

Invites to Chicago and Madison

Discussion?

Each Member Hosts at Least One Tour Per Year

Discussion?

Vote?

Each Member Attends At Least One Eco Tour Per Year

Discussion?

Vote?

Eco Tourism Directory

On Line and Hard Copy, with destination, e.g. Riverwest Co-op & Public House, and transportation, e.g. Milwaukee Public Transit, sponsors

Discussion?

Pragmatic Utopian Tour Visions

We provide a platform for members and supporters to offer ideas for the most
far reaching visions we can imagine.

  • Eddee Daniel “Milwaukee Natural Areas”

It may come as no surprise that the thing that impresses me most about Milwaukee’s potential as a model for ecological sustainability are the natural areas in its 15,000 acre park system. I suggest guided tours of some of these natural areas, particularly along the Milwaukee River Greenway and parts of the Menomonee Parkway. Perhaps the newly preserved prairie in Franklin. For pure, unadulterated nature and the importance of Lake Michigan to our ecology, however, I can’t think of a better place than the beach/bluff areas of Grant Park (the only place I know where you can’t see or hear anything man-made!)

No eco-tour of Milwaukee would be complete without visiting the Urban Ecology Center and Riverside Park.
The Audubon Center.
The Menomonee Valley.
Milwaukee County Grounds.
Havenwoods State Park.

  • Christensen Godsil: Linking Lake Express, Bikes, and #11 Bus b/t Bay View & Riverwest

to be continued

What say?

Godsil

May 15, 2011

Dunkelberger Sweet Water Sweet Soil Art Expression

Dear All,

An artist/artisan friend of mine whose art I’ve often purchased for special family occasions, e.g. graduations, weddings, wakes, etc. Norman Dunkelberger of Centaur Restorations, is gearing up to take commissioned work around Sweet Water or Sweet Soil themes.

Here are some perch models to consider for special gifts.

http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&biw=1024&bih=597&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=perch&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=

Here’s a website for some of Norman’s work.

http://www.milwaukeerenaissance.com/CentaurRestoration/HomePage

Norman is ready to do some fish or plant motifs in lead, copper, tiles,
and/or cast stone.

Also, aquaponic miniatures as functional art.

What say?

Godsil

May 10, 2011

Conservative David Brooks And Urban Agriculture

When Brooks, Friedman, and Dowd discover urban agriculture someday before my 100th birthday, they will discover it fits in well with some of Brooks prescriptions for addressing our structurally derived unemployment challenges. Says Brooks:

It will probably require a broad menu of policies attacking the problem all at once: expanding community colleges and online learning; changing the corporate tax code and labor market rules to stimulate investment; adopting German-style labor market practices like apprenticeship programs, wage subsidies and programs that extend benefits to the unemployed for six months as they start small businesses.

Reinvigorating the missing fifth — bringing them back into the labor market and using their capabilities — will certainly require money. If this were a smart country, we’d be having a debate about how to shift money from programs that provide comfort and toward programs that spark reinvigoration.

Community Colleges—MATC is developing an urban agriculture program, Kennedy King in Chicago ditto

Online Learning—Sweet Water and Milwaukee will possibly be assisted by the IBM Smart Cities grant to accelerate what is already happening here

Apprenticeship Programs—Sweet Water, Growing Power, the Victory Garden Initiative, Walnut Way, Urban Ecology Center, Alice’s Garden,
Riverwest’s projects, and more are working with students at all levels of learning, including elder learners

Wage Subsidies and Benefits for Small Business Start-ups—urban agriculture is a labor intensive industry ready to break loose.

What say?

Godsil

May 6, 2011

Sweet Water Food and Culture Centers for Human Resource Development and Basic Education

Here’s a link to the Milwaukee Common Council’s Economic Development Committee’s unanimous support for a $250,000 forgivable loan to Sweet Water, contingent upon our delivering 10, then 20, then 30 jobs in 3 years.

http://milwaukee.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=846891&GUID=806DB33E-B0D1-4C6C-8BB7-E952BF51D406&Options=&Search=

Here’s a link to MY Sweet Water Story:

http://www.milwaukeerenaissance.com/EarlySweetWaterStory/HomePage

Community Food and Culture Hubs: Human Resource and Economic Development

A community food, job incubator, and educational facility of the sort you are developing has a large role to play in providing much need “basic education” that is a pre-requisiite for social responsibility and individual economic advance:

  • 21st century literacy—reading/writing/science/internet empowerment/self reliant skill sets

  • healthy diet and lifestyle basics

  • capabilities, e.g. increased ability to feed oneself, house oneself(fix up and weatherize old homes), clothe oneself, and mindful leisure in context of community building, e.g. creating neighborhood youtube shows

Urban agriculture/aquaponics enterprise will reduce poverty, increase health and neighborly trust/cooperation, translate urban waste streams into nutrient rich soil and re-purposed buildings—economic development!

It might make sense to imagine in your mind if your project could look forward to revenues derived from it becoming a place that attracts:

  • eco tourists
  • school and elder tours
  • workshop space for artists, artisans, scientists, inventors inspired by “buildings alive with nature!”
  • community hall space for dance, music, family re-union, and event rentals
  • community scale manufacturing site, including artisans into green home retrofitting, restoration,

and small is beautiful remodeling

  • bees, chickens, mushrooms, and soldier fly larvae demonstration projects
  • educational materials, especially youtube video productions, studios
  • micro-brewery, bakery, community kitchen hardware and training, co-op cafe, pub, and/or

restaurant

  • intense training institute for urban agriculture “creatives” and “aquapons”

Aquaponics Farm Initiative Evolving Into Sweet Water Urban Villages

Step by step, ten thousand interweaving enterprise webs.

With asset based, sequential development processes, one small success builds upon the other.

Every City Deserves a Sweet Water and Sweet Soil Food and Culture Center!

Eventually, every neighborhood!

to be continued

Godsil

Useful Background Information for SPAN Interview

Dear Deepanjali,

I am happy to share stories with you! I now have skype capabilities!

Has Macy ever told you any of his and my story since he discovered
there was a guy hoping to “bathe Milwaukee in Rumi” about nine
years ago, when he was in Saudi Arabia? Michael was the indirect
inspiration for the name “Sweet Water,” insofar as he was the first
to tell me that the original Americans referred to the Great Lakes as the
“Sweet Water Seas.”

Here’s a short video by some French media folks that captures the essence of our quest:

http://www.vimeo.com/14319373

Here’s a radio interview that best captures my hopes to democratize and “globalize” aquaponics.

http://www.wuwm.com/programs/news/view_news.php?articleid=7269

Piece on My Work as “Internet Organizer”

http://www.milwaukeerenaissance.com/ExchangeArticle/HomePage

Milwaukee Entrepreneur of the Year 2010

http://www.expressmilwaukee.com/article-12583-james-godsil-co-founder-sweet-water-organics.html
Bio Sketch
Academic and Communications

Co-founder and Organizer of “Milwaukee Renaissance” On Line Magazine and Movement Resource, 2005 curent; National Science Foundation and Fulbright Fellow; Jesuit Honors Society Alpha Sigma Nu, All But Dissertation Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, M.A. St. Louis University Center for Urban Programs. Vanity publisher of Olde Godsil poetry books, “My Milwaukee” and “Forbidden Pleasures of Permaculture in the Holy City of the Sweet Water Seas.”
Civil Rights

  • St. Louis Pruitt Igoe neighborhood organizing with Catholic Worker Jesuit Scholastics and Father Shockley of St. Brigid’s Parish in old North Side Kerry Patch neighborhood
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference(SCLC) Freedom Summer 1966, taught in Freedom School on Rooselvelt Ave., lived in “Project House” near Maxwell Street, “field marshall” in SCLC open housing marches in Marquette Park community

Peace Movement

  • co-founder St. Louis University Action Committee, St. Louis University 1966, lead campus anti-Vietnam group

Neighborhood Movement

  • Board President, ESHAC, Inc., community development corporation in Riverwest Milwaukee, key integrating and local economy neighborhood of Milwaukee, 1979–81

Historic Preservation and Artisinal “Guild Development”

Founder and President of Community Roofing & Restoration, Inc., 1975 to current, leading historic restoration firm, co-founder Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, key in saving many historic homes and buildings, including the Pabst Brewery complex and, God willing, the Soldiers Home.
Urban Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Bio-diversity Initiatives

Board Member, Will Allen’s Growing Power. Co-founder and partner in Sweet Water Organics Fish Vegetable Farm. Milwaukee Zoological Society Awardee for work regarding Bonobo Congo Bio-diversity Intiative.

Everyday Poetry Vantity Publication

Here’s a link to my 2nd vanity book of poetry that captures much of my Growing Power

story.

http://www.milwaukeerenaissance.com/Godsil/TheForbiddenPleasuresOfPermaculture
More News Clips at…

http://www.milwaukeerenaissance.com/Godsil/JamesGodsil

NEW: Article about Godsil

Nice Dave Luhrssen piece on “philosopher roofer.” :)

http://www.npaper-wehaa.com/shepherdexpress;see-cRdRo5S2b28s63No#c-188612

In the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s January 19, 2006 “Snapshots” column, by Crocker Stephenson.

Outpost Natural Food Article re Milwaukee Renaissance Work

http://www.milwaukeerenaissance.com/ExchangeArticle/HomePage

Godsil Interviewed by Julia Kolker Fall, 2007 at the Riverwest Co-op Cafe

  • Board Member Growing Power http://growingpower.org
  • I was profoundly influenced by Al Montesi and George Wendel at St. Louis University during the 1960s and by 4 years at a Jesuit High School called St Louis U High. See http://www.sluh.org/alumni2.cfm.
  • I am an old war-horse from the Civil Rights and Anti-War Movements of the 1960s through until today.
  • Marched with Dr. King in the Chicago Open Housing Marches, Gage Park, SCLC Summer 1966. See

http://milwaukeerenaissance.com/CulturalProjects/FortiethAnniversaryOfChicagoFreedomMovement

  • Roofed a Habitat home on Walnut St. with President Jimmy Carter and Habitat for Humanity.
  • President of St. Louis University’s Great Issue Series, 1966, and brought Dick Gregory, Eugene Mc Carthy, Saul Alinksy, Dorothy Day, W.H. Auden, Saul Bellow and more to campus.
  • Fulbright Fellow in Tunisia, 1972, where I studied “symbolic violence and the manipulation of culture by the state.”
  • Doctoral candidate at U.W.M. during the 1970s and again during the 1990s, and published a manuscript “From Party Nations to Class Coalitions: Wisconsin Ethnic Conflict and Cooperation 1850–1940.”
  • One of the founders of Eastside Housing Action Committee(ESHAC) and Chairman of the Board, 1978–1980.
  • Founder and President of Community Roofing & Restoration, since 1975. See CommunityRoofingAndRestoration and http://communityroofing.com.
  • One of the founders of the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance(MPA) and Urban Anthropology’s “Backstreet Tours of Ethnic Milwaukee.”
  • One of the founders of the Bay View Neighborhood Association
  • Very active in forging an alliance between the NAACP, the Save the Soldiers Home Movement, Bucketworks, and Timbuktu

In wonder,

Godsil

May 5, 2011

Urban Agriculture/Aquaponics for Tunisia, Egypt, and India?

Dear David,

I think your work with the “Black Vets” Aquaponics Miniature demonstration project
has a good chance of making its way to Tunisia, Egypt, and India over the next 5
years. I look forward to your presentation May 14th at the Sweet Water Aquaponics
workshop.

http://www.milwaukeerenaissance.com/DaveMangin/HomePage

Both the State Department and the Marines are now bankrolling some modest
experiments with aquaponics as an eco-system approach to food production that is

  • natural and high yield agriculture

  • uses very little water

  • does not pollute the soils

  • involves modest start up capital, e.g. $500 for Travis Hughey system?

In your mind’s eye, does aquaponics represent a Milwaukee export of value for
food security and a collaboration of civilizations?

Godsil

April 23, 2011

Seeking Help from Delhi Greens Re Indian Visit

My joy in writing you after a brief and inspiring visit to your Delhi Greens blog
is “over the top!” I know you are extremely busy with your work and pushing through your doctoral studies and possibly dissertation, so please know that I am grateful for the chance to meet you in India in June, even if on-line time is not in the stars.

If you do have the time, I would greatly appreciate your help designing my presentation of urban agriculture and aquaponics in Delhi, Mumbai, Kokata, Bhubaneshware, Kashmir, Ralnagirj, and
Guwahat.

  • Might there be any collaborative platforms, e.g. Facebook, wiki, yahoo groups,

etc. you might suggest?

  • Might you know any people in the universities, government, business, or the civil society, who are advancing urban agriculture/aquaponics, who might see some value in on-going on-line exchange with North America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East “urban agrarians?”

Some Links to the Sweet Water Story

Here’s a short video by some French media folks that captures the essence of our quest:

http://www.vimeo.com/14319373

Here are some wonderful stories from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other mainstream media:

http://sweetwater-organic.com/press

http://sweetwater-organic.com/press/video

Hoping for the gift of internet enhanced, “mighty collaborations” until my 100th birthday with India and Asian environmentalists, partnering with European, American, African, and Australian mindful sons and daughters of Mother Nature.

Godsil

April 22, 2011

Bay View/Milwaukee Eco Tourism/Lake Express/Bikes & Buses Collaboration

Dear All,

There is an emerging circle of “Eco Tourism Brainstormers” eye on the prize of providing jobs and revenue for our citizens through the promotion of eco-tourism that would bring visitors to Victory Gardens like the Hyde House, Milwaukee Urban Garden projects, Alice’s Garden, Walnut Way, Riverwest and Harambee urban ag projects, Sweet Water, Growing Power, and places the Interfaith Conference and Milwaukee’s Sustainability Director would suggest.

Lake Express Visitors Connected Through New Used Bikes as Art And Bus Routes With Bikes

Imagine if one of our citizen mentors would pull together a project that would provide Bay View H.S. students with re-cycled bikes they would fix up and turn into functional art objects.

This new enterprise would win a small spot next to the Lake Express building and rent their bikes for Eco-tours in Milwaukee, enhanced by buses that take bikes.

Bay View Restaurants, Cafe’s, Merchants and Pubs Join In

An eco-tour flyer would include sponsoring businesses in Bay View and elsewhere.

Connecting with Madison and Chicago

In time such a project could be connected to like projects in Madison and Chicago.

There are 25,000,000 people a day’s drive or train/bus trip from this golden triangle.

Eco-Tour Sales Commissions

This could be jump started by the project offering sales commissions to families which could use another revenue stream.

Let me know if you’d like to become one of this project’s on-line brainstormers!

What say?

Why not?

Godsil

April 19, 2011

Reaching Out to the Schumacher “Partners”

Dear

I am a co-founder of Sweet Water Organics aquaponic fish vegetable farm in a
giant 100 year old factory in Milwaukee, raising 50,000 perch and tilapia and
70,000 plants per year. I was greatly influenced by Schumacher back around
1973 and continue to connect him with my expanding web of Sweet Water partners.

Sweet Water and the Democratization of Organic Gardening

Sweet Water has mainstreamed aquaponics via media coverage in WSJ, NYT, NBC,
NPR, and more, and recently was the source of “the purest perch in the world” at
Obama’s Chicago MK $35,000 per plate fund raiser.

http://sweetwater-organic.com/press

Our basic drive, however, is to use the “Sweet Water Mainframe” to inspire experimentation on every continent with aquaponics and raised bed gardening with sweet soil grown from urban nitrogen/carbon waste streams and enhanced via vermiculture.

I will be sharing the Sweet Water story in India through the State Department’s American Speakers Program. We have recently installed a Sweet Water Miniature in the First Lady’s High School alma mater, Whitney Young, as a step toward reaching not just 5% of the nation’s schools by 2020 but, God willing, 5% of the nation’s police and fire departments.

My life has been transformed by the front yard and backyard food garden’s I’ve grown in my worker house in Milwaukee.

The “Sweet Water Mainframe” is attracting all kinds of artists, artisans, and community scale manufacturing creatives our way.

Urban agriculture may be worthy of your consideration.

Best regards,

Godsil
tel:414 232 1336

Non Partisan League Prairie Fire 1912; Presidential Race 2012

Dear Karen and Gar,

Very, very happy for both of your attention and comprehension!
Gar, I’ve followed your work since the early ‘70s! Karen, since
September, 1966!

Movement into Unions, Development into HUD: Via Urban Agriculture Experiments

It is my hypothesis that we can make a mark adding some
“movement” to the unions, especially teachers, and some
“development” to HUD, through some urban agriculture experiments.

The Non Partisan League Model: The Coming Urban Agriculture Contagion

A great book called “Prairie Fire” chronicles the teacher led rise of the
Non Partisan League of the Dakotas back in the first years of the
20th century. Compelling social democratic vision, inspired teachers given
monetary incentive to recruit farmer members to the League. Caught on
like, well…”prairie fire.”

Were we to provide some inspiring, retiring, boomer union teachers
some training in aquaponics and urban agriculture of the kind
Will Allen’s Growing Power and the myriad Sweet Water partners
are now providing…

And give them modest monetary incentive over and above the
spiritual and emotional “capital” that comes with urban ag
(as well as exercise,improved diet, and reduced food bills and
shit food intake)…

And widen the circle to include old city micro enterprise, faith based
communities, high school biology teachers, veterans groups: all
connected to various urban agriculture “platforms” like Growing Power
and Sweet Water…

Partnering With Michelle Obama

And tie all this into the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign and the presidential
platform constructors…

Good things would ensue!

to be continued and hoping for at least once a year exchange over the next
10 or 20 years, God willing.

Grateful,

Godsil

Sweet Water as Retail Outlet for City Food Garden Installation and Support

Sweet Water, i.e. The Farm and the Foundation, has the capacity to provide a nice
income stream for the food garden goods and services you and yours can offer
to our citizens over the next 37.2 years.

Peddling Urban Eco Tourism and Urban Food Gardens for Family and Income Streams

I would do my test to intensely peddle your offers and those of your partners and associates at the Sweet Water Market and through my internet work.

The retail commissions forthcoming for such work would go to both Sweet Water Organics and the Sweet Water Foundation, according to Little Red Hen Principles.

Let me know if you would like to help some families install some food gardens this year and if you would like to find us promoting your goods and services!

Visions of Start Up Income Streams for Volunteers

You and your honey and lovely child are further evidence of the
cascade of small and beautiful miracles that mark each Sweet
Water Day.

So how about a vision of yourself as “Urban Agrarian Creative”
and your honey as Agrarian Artisan, eye on the prize of making
some money asap from your volunteer work.

These are MY visions, not those of Organics or the Foundation.
But I suspect they have a chance of winning experimental approval.

Here are some visions of revenue streams that could flow from
the following “sweet water springs.”

Sweet Water Creative Promoters Get 10% Sales Commissions for

  • Tickets Sold to Sweet Water Workshops and Tours

Besides May 14th Workshop, your work with Human Relations
directors could inspire paid tours from the Big Corporations employees
with you getting 10% commissions

  • Contracts Won Linking Urban Artisans with Urban Agrarians for

Family 4 Season Food Gardening w. Hoop Houses, Cold Frames,
Raised Beds, Aquaponics Miniatures

On-Line Conversations and In-Person Meetings at Worm Mon Amok!

Worm Mon Amok! takes place on most Saturdays b/t 11 and 1
(kids welcome) in the Joan of Arc Compost Field behind the
Sweet Water Mainframe.

While looking for and counting worms, exploring the drama of
compost and soil partners, while sifting black gold from humus,
and potting arugual plants…

lots of good conversation and shared visions!

to be continued…

Grateful,

Godsil

Useful Links for Aquaponics Miniature Initiatives

Dear Robert, Phil, Elmer, and Chris,

I urge some or all of you to join this on-line community of aquaponics miniature
practitioners who are joyously sharing their problems and possibilities.

http://aquaponicscommunity.com/page/what-is-aquaponics

And check out Travis Hughey’s Barrel Ponics miniature how to 90 page free
handbook, which we are using for a demonstration system for the National
Association of Black Veterans.

http://www.aces.edu/dept/fisheries/education/documents/barrel-ponics.pdf

And here’s a Godsil radio interview in which I urge the diffusion of Sweet Water
Miniatures.

http://www.wuwm.com/programs/news/view_news.php?articleid=7269

to be continued…

Grateful,

Godsil

City Civil Servants Help Promote Eco Tourism of Civil Society?

Matt and/or his associates are of enormous possibility to advance
the Milwaukee Eco Tourism Project.

We can help Matt track more and more of Milwaukee’s most important
green projects as well as elevate the role of our fine civil servants in
the Barrett regime blazing trails with civil society agrarian enterprisers.

Net Enhanced Grand Alliance for 21st Century Core “Organic City” Industry

As we transition from an industrial city structured by cheap oil and credit,
into an “organic city” relying more on photosynthesis for food energy and
small is beautiful compact and active, e.g. bikes, living…

with internet brainstorming we can accelerate our adaptations, without
needing costly meetings.

Consensus On 20 “Green Projects” as Start-Up Notes for City Facebook and
Other “Promo Boosts”

How about we come up with a list of a starter 20 for Matt and “City” to support
from their bully pulpits?

to be continued…

Grateful,

Godsil

April 18, 2011

Concept Note to Inspired High School Student re Democratization of Aquaponics

So besides gearing up to become a hands-on aquaponic
“creative,” young and old can become aquaponics promoters
and enterprisers.

That’s really where I fit in. I love to “peddle” worthy people,
enterprise, and social movements.

Concepts and Themes to Diffuse Aquaponics Innovations

I am participating in a number of on-line brainstorms with people
all over, different groups around different themes. I honestly think
it takes 10 billion interweaving webs to anything of historic importance
to take place. Each information exchange or project element placed
is one of those webs. Over the next 34.2 years, I hope to widen the
circle of collaborators around these themes:

  • Eco Tourism

The more people who witness an aquaponics system, the
faster “eco system approaches to food production” will spread.

First Eco-Tourism Project: Chicago Madison Milwaukee

Would you wish your Whiteney Young Projects to become an eco-
tourist destination?

  • Aquaponics TV

It costs little money and lots of time to create youtube tv programs.
It takes no money and less time to gather teams to check out already
existing aquaponics youtubes for the best offerings and organize them
for distribution according to categories, e.g. Virgin Island, Australian,
etc. systems.

Up for inspiring some of your partners existent and/or partners to
be for some of your own productions or for culling the best already out there?

  • Aiming for Scholarship to School of Fresh Water Sciences Aquaponics Program

I am hoping to inspire some of the best and brightest high school aquapons to
consider Wisconsin’s School of Fresh Water Sciences, which is our key academic
partner. Or, if you choose other schools, to consider some on-line courses or
joint courses with this new program.

Might you share your post-Whiteney Young visions?

Open Source Exchange and Introductions

I believe that our on-line conversations to advance aquaponics are making
a bit of history. And the planetary community of aquaponic practice is
making “big history.”

Would you give your blessing to my uploading our exchanges, for now, at
my “correspondence” platform? If we settle upon a theme or two to intensely
advance, we can make a wiki platform or web site or facebook platform as well.

http://www.milwaukeerenaissance.com/Godsil/HomePage

I would also like to introduce you to some people in USA and beyond to explore
“mighty collaborations” on up to my 100th birthday party, God willing.

Best regards,

Godsil

Widening Conversation Circles re Sweet Water Farm Shop Co-op In Milwaukee and Chicago

Dear Jeanne,

Good deal!

I am hoping to inspire a group of us to exchange ideas to advance
this concept.

First step, introductions.

Might you share as much of your story as you think appropriate and
invite any of your friends to join in.

Grateful,

Godsil

April 16, 2011

May We Culivate a Salem Garden of Aquapons?

Dear Lisa,

Thank you for your kind and enthusiastic words!

I am an “Olde,” i.e. almost 66(!), who was never able to keep
goldfish alive, now surrounded by bright youth of light who
are self-assembling Sweet Water, large, the mainframe, and
small, miniatures multiplying as in a dream.

Travis Hughey has offered the planet a 90 page how to manuel
for “barrel ponic” aquaponics, constructed with perhaps $200 to
$300 of materials. We are cultivating tech support capacity in-house
and, through the miracle of the internet, “planetary!”

Tie me down!

I hope someone in your world, perhaps you, will consider an
aquaponics experiment before my 100th birthday party.

I’m here to help out!

Grateful,

Godsil

The Story of Godsil Leiser Growing Power Partnership

Dear Sally,

I would like to interview you about your work in the Milwaukee Urban
Agriculture Movement for an article in the Milwaukee Renaissance.
(It is for the history books and to help get the word out about your
massage business and great life’s work!

If you are up for this, here’s the first question.

Godsil. You magically arrived at my 60th birthday party and inspired
the guests greatly with your Growing Power stories and visions. I
don’t think I knew you then and am wondering how it was that you
showed up at my 60th, which played a part in changing my life!

Leiser.

Inspiring Middle East Democracy Activists To Check Out Aquaponics?

Yo Macy!

Is it absurd to imagine inspiring some of the “grass roots” constructors
of the Tunisian/Egyptian, etc. democracy experiments in the Middle
East to assign some in their circles the task of checking out food
growing technologies like aquaponics that don’t use much water
and produce a lot in small urban spaces?

Godsil

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WORLD | April 15, 2011
U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings
By RON NIXON

A small core of American groups played a bigger role in promoting democracy in Arab states than was previously known.

Advance Eco-Tourism On-Line This Week, May 1 First Face Pancake Moments

We can get lots done before that May 1st meeting.

Let’s widen the conversational circle this week!

Let’s pick an evening for the 2nd or 3rd week of May
to get together and continue advancing this great concept
ready to roll out for the people and the history books.

25,000,000 a days drive to Milwaukee!

Let’s connect with tour companies and elder centers in each and every city
within a day’s drive.

Lake Express Visitors too!

Godsil

Sweet Water Farm Shop Co-op In Milwaukee and Chicago

Dear Sweet Water Friends,

I would appreciate some on-line conversation with a group of you
who would not mind the others in the circle learning some of your
story.

Sweet Water Conversations, Stories, and Visions

We would meet once a month or once a season at Sweet Water
as well as explore the value of on-line brainstorming.

Those who joined in would propose topics.

The topic I propose involves conversations to hasten the day
when there is a

Sweet Water Farm Shop Co-op In Milwaukee and Chicago

Here is a TED talk by my friend and “One World Aquaponics” partner,

Charlie Price, introducing the London Farm Shop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nIL9hWW3-Q&feature=player_embedded#at=1023

Looking forward to mighty collaborations!

Godsil
http://www.milwaukeerenaissance.com/Godsil/HomePage

April l7, 2011

Milwaukee Urban Aquaculture Center Paved the Way for Sweet Water

Yo Tim,

I very much enjoyed talking with you last night!

Here’s the youtube of my thanking the UEC for its role in Sweet Water.
I hope you will consider passing it along to the fine folks who invested
great energies in UEC.

“Milwaukee has what it takes!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDN6OLDd-uQ

In the way that I pray, I pray for 34.2 years of mighty collaborations
to advance aquaponics and urban agriculture throughout the world.
The Tunisian and Egyptian toppling of dictators resting on millennial
despotism emboldens me greatly. The internet has been as liberating
as I think aquaponics can be. Increased food self-sufficiency is the
sine qua non of authentic democracy and basic human dignity.

If the Urban Aquaculture Center still has people ready for projects, I
have two to suggest: eco-tourism and Farm Shop Co-ops.

Here’s something I wrote about them yesterday.
Advance Eco-Tourism On-Line This Week, May 1 First Face Pancake Moments

We can get lots done before that May 1st meeting.

Let’s widen the conversational circle this week!

Let’s pick an evening for the 2nd or 3rd week of May
to get together and continue advancing this great concept
ready to roll out for the people and the history books.

25,000,000 a days drive to Milwaukee!

Let’s connect with tour companies and elder centers in each and every city
within a day’s drive.

Lake Express Visitors too!

Godsil
Sweet Water Farm Shop Co-op In Milwaukee and Chicago

Dear Sweet Water Friends,

I would appreciate some on-line conversation with a group of you
who would not mind the others in the circle learning some of your
story.

Sweet Water Conversations, Stories, and Visions

We would meet once a month or once a season at Sweet Water
as well as explore the value of on-line brainstorming.

Those who joined in would propose topics.

The topic I propose involves conversations to hasten the day
when there is a

Sweet Water Farm Shop Co-op In Milwaukee and Chicago

Here is a TED talk by my friend and “One World Aquaponics” partner,

Charlie Price, introducing the London Farm Shop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nIL9hWW3-Q&feature=player_embedded#at=1023

Looking forward to mighty collaborations!

Godsil
http://www.milwaukeerenaissance.com/Godsil/HomePage

Chicago Students Key to One World Aquaponics TV

Yo Eliot!

What say to your project becoming part of the launching programs for

One World Aquaponics TV?

With facebook/youtube and our increasing connectivity with planetary
aquapons, it will be easier to develop this than it was for the Tunisians
and Egyptians to topple their dictators.

The State Department is sponsoring my visit to India to share the
Sweet Water Partners story.

You and yours, in my minds eye, are among the most inspiring of the
interweaving global web of “Sweet Water Partners.”

Every city deserves a Sweet Water Mainframe!

Every neighborhood deserves Sweet Water miniature experiments!

In time, every city block will have an enterprise, perhaps a family, a
storefront business, a church or a pub, raising fish and plants for
healthy tasty food, right in and right from the hood!

What say?

Why not?

Godsil

Awakening and Connecting Emerging “One World Nation”

Deconstruct massive collectivities and interweave with their
bright lights open to cross boundary collaborations.

Introduce some Chinese to some UN to some State Department
to some Congo humans!

With evocative art and inspired science offer your project
into a wider web:

Bonobo and Biodiversity broadened to Rainforest nation
of increasing relevance for the natural knights and saints
from each formal nation, from each large corporation and NGO.

Bring them to your party!

Give them some surface area upon which to land!

Give them a role in this great drama!

Allow their steps a part in the 10 billion interweaving webs
to imagine and then co-create for fragile but tenacious life.

One World Farmer Art Mon

Lake Express Ferry and High School Student Bike Co-op

Dear All,

I have spoken of our inspiring project to Melissa, who has signed on. She brings
lots and lots of resources to the cause.

In the way that I pray, I pray that each of you might consider inspiring one of your friends with a worthy eco-tourist destination to join in some on-line conversation this week.

Lake Express Ferry and High School Student Bike Co-op

How about we inspire some of our students to develop a bike co-op
that would transform old bikes into art objects for rent at the Lake Express Ferry.

We focus on linking Michigan visitors to the bikes and the #11 and #15 buses to
connect the Bay View Third Ward Downtown Harambee Riverwest Eastside Shorewood
Whitefish Bay Eco Tourist Destinations.

We invite green restaurants to join in this project.

We learn of other bus routes the bikers could connect with to get them to the
west side and beyond.

What say?

Why not?

Godsil

Sweet Water Powers The Coming Good Boom

Dear Michael,

Here are my starting thoughts regarding Sweet Water and economc redevelopment.

Sweet Water Powers The Coming Good Boom: More Compact Earth Friendly Living and Working

Sweet Water, the Farm and the Academy, are empowering increasing numbers
of people to awakening to our emerging capacities to…

Feed ourselves!
House ourselves!
Cloth ourselves!
Educate and entertain ourselves!

The Farm and the Academy on Robinson in Bay View are “The Main Frame,”
which is providing a context for people to experiment with aquaponics, composting,
vermiculture, and, soon, soldier fly larvae, chicken, mushroom, and bee initiatives.

This is being intense documented as raw material for rolling out One World
Aquaponics TV and One World Urban Agriculture TV. The Sweet Water Main Frame
will soon inspire replications across the planet, starting in North America and Europe,but expanding into all of the continents. And Sweet Water will soon be the anchor and centering enterprise for

Sweet Water Villages

These will include:

  • Artist/Artisan/Creatives/Scientists/Inventors Lofts, Studios, and Retail Space
  • Mechanics Garages
  • Soulful science and engineering labs, research and development centers
  • cafe, deli, yoga, nd pub co-ops
  • elder youth learning hostels
  • markets
  • public squres and circles, net and nature enhanced

Over the next 35 years, Sweet Water will also spark the emergence of hundreds of

Sweet Water FARM Shop and Micro Brewing Co-ops

FARM Shops combine aquaponics in a neighborhood manstreet storefront
with small cafes, pubs, theatres, basement mushrom and rooftop chicken
growth, outside 4 season hoop houses, and other enterprise contextually
determined.

Sweet Water Innovations “Sweetening Hoods” Inspiring Old City Realestate Renaissance

Sweet Water has blazed trailed transforming “wastes into resources” in
its “Sweet Soil” initiative, e.g. 800 pounds of fruit, veggie, coffee grounds, brewers mash, egg shells per day mixed in with hundreds of truckloads of wood chips and leaves. But the value of Sweet Water in the revitalization of our neighborhoods goes beyond growing fish, producing produce, and the cultivation of rich soil, sweet soil, from nitrogen and carbon residuals.

Sweet Water Inspires Historic Housing Stock Re-Birth

Milwaukee and other Great Lakes Heartland and Eastern Seaboard cities have
tens of thousands of houses, commercial and industrial buildings ready for re-
newal as peak oil and empty nesting boomers inspire hundreds of thousands of
people to take another look at the historic city core communities surrounding
and often within easy biking distance of downtown. The emergence of Sweet
Water mainframes, FARM Shop enterprise, and Sweet Water Villages will
accelerate the inspiration of the new generations to become more self-reliant,
not only in producing more of their own food, but also in developing cost-efficient, small is beautiful, earth friendly transformation of the old building stock. This artisinal artistic capacity will be augmented by the increasing safety and conviviality of entire neighborhoods in re-birth, sparked by urban agriculture, aquaponics, community scale manufacturing, e.g. aquaponics miniatures,urban agriculture systems, and green habitat tranformation products.

to be continued

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