Tue, 26 May 2015
This is the story that has been in rotation on the Progressive Voices Channel on Tune-In, about holding onto an old Made in America product, even if the parts to maintain and repair it are hard to come by. It's also a story about a movement that families and communities are participating in: growing their own food because they distrust the chemistry behind big ag products.
We hope you take a listen, and if you enjoy this please check out our website at patriotmadeaudio.com
Fri, 22 May 2015
This time of year we pay our respects by remembering the people who've died while serving in our country's armed forces, and to those who continue to serve our country. Many families visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. And, many volunteers place an American flag on graves
But, if you are looking for another way to volunteer this Memorial Day, then listen to Rita Rich by clicking here, as she interviews Jennifer Lund, Ph.D. – Founder & Executive Director of Hero-Dogs. This Memorial Day, we at Patriot-Made Audio pay tribute to a uniquely heroic work in process through Hero Dogs, Inc. And, if you will be in Washington, DC on Memorial Day during Rolling Thunder, consider stopping by their booth to volunteer with Hero-Dogs!
Hero-Dogs.org is a Maryland 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with our nation’s Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.
Hero-Dogs now have five staff members and more than 100 volunteers committed to the success of our disabled veterans. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzxOeSarxmU]
Hero Dogs, Inc. provides service dogs to Veterans who:
There is no cost to a Veteran for the service dogs we raise, train, and place, or for the training they give.
Tue, 12 May 2015
Rita Rich hosts the Patriot-Made Audiocast, www.patriotmadeaudio.com, which is produced by Flatlands Ave Productions,Flatlands Avenue Productions, LLC
Sun, 3 May 2015
Spring is a time when a lot of neat things come back to life, the snow melts, the ground becomes warmer and things start growing. Mother's Day is just around the corner and we all think about our love to all the mother's in our lives, our own Mom, our friends, our sisters and cousins. It seems that gardens, spring and moms all go hand in hand, naturally.
So, with the advent of spring, Patriot-Made Audiocast shares our porchside chat about music, gardens and passing things learned on from one generation to another, and how those seeds take root in our lives. Nell Robinson is a bluegrass folk singer, who, with Jim Nunnelly, recorded a CD called "In The Garden," whose lyrics emphasize, " Yesterday's seeds hold the promise," of hope and change. To read more about this twosome click here.
As a result, we would like to inspire some of our own "seeds of hope and seeds of change" to create new traditions and stories through our very first spring garden essay contest.
In your essay, tell us how you would propose to help create hope and change through a garden project.
Send your essay to firstname.lastname@example.org and please put Spring Garden Contest in the subject line.
We are looking forward to awarding three individual seed boxes filled with a variety of seeds to three lucky winners.
All you need to do is send us a short essay proposing how you will best use the seeds by growing food for yourself and for others and thereby further saving and sharing new seeds with other family members, an organization or as a joint collaborative project in your community. The best ideas or most creative plans win!
Potentially, in time hundreds of people could be fed, at little to no cost through our seeds of hope and seeds of change spring contest.
The essay must be 500 words, or less.
The seed boxes are original pieces of art created by our own Alice Fisher, who is our production company's business consultant and website adviser.
This past weekend, Alice refurbished a few cigar boxes (hand sanded, painted and varnished them) and then packaged up a selection of her own heirloom, non-genetically modified (NGMO) seeds which she grew, dried and hand saved by herself on her small farm in Frederick County, Maryland.
The essay deadline date is May 10th at midnight, and if you need some ideas for your essay, visit Garden.org for more information and inspiration about gardening.
And, as part the chosen winning essays, we'd like to follow-up with the three winners in about 3 or 4 months with a special podcast interview, once your projects have been implemented, and with any pictures you'd like to share as well.
We have three handcrafted seed boxes, filled with 10 - 14 different seed varieties which we'll send out FREE to our three winners.
These simple hand painted boxes would possibly make a great Mother's Day garden gift, or some kind of project for all the senior moms in a community, city or for a school to feed children.
The seeds, will keep for up to 25 years, if they stored in a freezer, and can be used for many years to come, if stored this.
Share with us your stories and creative ideas, and we'll share with you our seeds of hope and change from Alice's very own garden.
It's our way of saying, Happy Mother's Day and happy gardening to you and yours, as you build memories together.
"Yesterday's Seeds Hold the Promise" of hope and change, so email us at email@example.com.
Please put Spring Garden Contest in the subject line.