We hope to present, as soon as possible, to all of the world’s families of language, e.g. Indo-European, Afro-Asiatic, Austronesian, and Sino-Tibetan, to use a classification wiki pedia was kind enough to give me.
For now, my mind is focusing on ways of introducing the great possibilities of urban agriculture to the Anglophone world, ASAP.
Growing Power’s Will Allen Presentation to Royal Society
Invitation to Address the Royal Society
From a State Department Official’s letter of invite to Will:
The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers, and Commerce(RSA) wants Will Allen of Growing Power as a speaker for its 2007 Lecture Programme. The RSA is the most prestigious forum for discussion of environmental topics in the UK.
The RSA is planning a panel discussion on food and sustainability as it relates to communities and entrepreneurship for April/May 2007. They, and we, feel that Will Allen would be a perfect U.S. participant to present a U.S. perspective alongside 1 or 2 UK experts.
Proposed Topic: “Growing Power: Urban Agriculture and Localizing Food Production and Distribution in the U.S.”
From RSA Web Site
The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce - commonly known as the RSA - was founded in 1754 by William Shipley, a painter and social activist, on a manifesto “to embolden enterprise, enlarge science, refine arts, improve our manufactures and extend our commerce”.
Today the RSA’s work is framed by five manifesto challenges that reflect the original mission in 21st-century terms. These challenges are delivered through a portfolio of projects and a lecture programme consisting of over 100 events every year. It remains an independent, non-aligned, multi-disciplinary body, supported by 25,000 Fellows and registered as a charity in England and Wales.
Primarily based in London, the Society also has a number of regional Fellowship groups around the UK and across the world.
The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce runs a programme of projects and lectures based around five manifesto challenges:
Moving towards a Zero-waste Society
Developing a Capable Population
Fostering Resilient Communities
Advancing Global Citizenship