Sunday, March 30, 2008
A question on Cesar Chavez Day
At the little NE Portland, very liberal, Jobs with Justice church that Nia and I go to, we celebrated the 15th anniversary of Cesar Chavez's death today (and the 81st anniversary of his birth tomorrow) and I was so inspired by his commitment to nonviolence.
The pastor giving the sermon was Rev. Hector Lopez, the husband of Rev. Lynne Lopez, who normally speaks. He gave the children each an orange and told them to be mindful of the farm workers who labor under terrible conditions so that our fruits and vegetables are affordable.
I know that it is hard for me to balance buying responsibly and being broke - especially lately with the price of gas and food going up significantly.
So if you are concerned and broke like me, how do you buy responsibly and still manage to pay the bills?
A couple I plan to try and implement are finding a good farmer's market this summer and meal planning (less produce wasted).