October 14, 2011
From Chris Keefe, Non-GMO Project Outreach Coordinator
Chris reports, “Sammy was just getting off of work when we walked through his neighborhood. He was so excited about the March that he dropped his toolbox in the lag wagon, and started walking! After many miles, and hundreds of conversations, it looks like he needed a nap!
The close of another beautiful day on the Right2Know March. We woke this morning in the tall grass of a Maryland farm and passed through countryside for most of the day’s 14 miles. Paul and Pam, our hosts on the farm, are strongly tied to the local Amish community, and with their help bring over 150 different kinds of beautiful organic vegetables to bear on their small patch of land. Their commitment to food justice and their generous hospitality served as inspiration to many of us as we pulled our shoes and walked off toward Washington, DC. Sweet dreams, America. We have such high hopes for you. <3 CR2K
Ruth ran into us on the road this morning, and was nice enough to give us a tour of her chicken coop and beehives! Yay for backyard farm projects! (and yay for home-grown eggs, honey, and jam! Thanks Ruth!)
Morning in Timonium brings rain, and 14.5 lovely miles of walking. We’ve got our rain gear on and our singing voices are all warmed up: “We all have a right to know, if our food has GMOs! All we want’s a simple label, for the food that’s on our table!”
Welcome to Baltimore. Hard to believe I was here in a suit just two weeks ago for Natural Products Expo East. I’m pretty blown away that we’ve come so far already. Way to go, right 2 know!
The late poet and musician Sidney Lanier takes a few moments to familiarize himself with the issue. We’re pretty sure we heard a chuckle when we asked if he’d be joining us in DC on the 16th…
Unless you’re also cast from bronze, you should get out from behind that screen and join the rally at the white house! Come to lafayette park this Sunday at 12:30 PM, or march with us for the last 7 miles from Takoma Park. details, visit www.right2knowmarch.org