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The Mahatma’s Granddaughter Ela Gandhi visits Collingwood Children’s Farm in Melbourne, Australia

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At the Collingwood Children’s Farm, the only farm in the Southern Hemisphere recognised by the European Federation of city farms, Ela milked a cow, demonstrating a skill she gained during 35 years living on the Phoenix Farm settlement in South Africa, and also fed pigs and goats.

Ela is the first person of such international social and human rights standing to publicly visit the farm.

Australia India Institute
25 February 2013

Internationally renowned social activist and granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, Ela Gandhi has visited Melbourne to engage with women victims of domestic violence and visit other institutions aligned with her and her grandfather’s belief of non-violence.

The eminent South Africa-based thinker and advocate of Gandhian non-violent solutions participated in a program of events framed around the theme Global Problems, Local Solutions which included a visit to Collingwood Children’s Farm, the Hanover Welfare Services shelter for homeless people, and the University of Melbourne’s Early Learning Centre.

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Bette Midler tweets ‘Follow restoration of Sandy-ravaged Seagirt Community Garden’

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Far Rockaway’s Seagirt Community Garden Restoration

Watch the restoration of our Seagirt Community Garden in Far Rockaway unfold over the next few weeks as we bounce back after Hurricane Sandy. The garden was severely damaged after the storm and now we’re cleaning up, clearing out and rebuilding in time for Spring.

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