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Minute for Mission: West End Belt-Line Farmers Market (WEB)

The West End Belt-Line Farmers Market is a project by the Georgia Women in Agriculture, an Atlanta based cooperative owned network of local growers and support staff farmers. In addition to providing locally grown produce, The Georgia Women in Agriculture help facilitate an environment where community members can learn agricultural skills, food security, food production and sustainability. With a $15,000.00 grant from the National Self Development of People Committee, the group was able to create the WEB public farmers market which promotes community and capacity building as well as provide greater community access to locally grown fresh food.

Educate a Child Round Table lays groundwork for growth

A group of Presbyterian educators and ministers gathered recently at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary to look at how to engage the larger church on the issue of education. The newly formed Educate a Child Round Table met for the first time to organize and determine first steps. Participants came from across the country, including California, New York, Tennessee and Michigan.

North Carolina woman leaves $2 million bequest to PDA and SDOP

While sorting through the papers of her late cousin Matilda Cartledge, Rebecca McClure found a couple of sentences in her recently-deceased relative’s handwriting that she says reflect Cartledge’s values. The unattributed sentences, which are a quote from President Franklin Roosevelt’s second inaugural address, read: ‘The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide for those who have too little.’