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…the network bureau chiefs convened Friday and decided not to use or distribute the footage, according to a source familiar with the decision.

Huff Post, September 16, 2016, regarding Trump’s successful ploy for free national advertising of his DC hotel passed off as a ‘political event’. (Cable noose covered it live, in full: #RATS)

The Abundant Table

Our Interfaith Labor Day Harvest at the Abundant Table Farm on Monday generated s spirit of genuine neighborliness, service and celebration.  Over 220 people were in attendance.  See this link to the Ventura County Star for some great photos of the day.  http://www.vcstar.com/picture-gallery/life/2016/09/05/interfaith-harvest-photos/89892220/

Food Share estimates that we harvested and donated nearly 1,000 pounds of fresh, nutritious produce that will make its way to food pantries throughout the county and then to the people who most need it. 

The Abundant Table Farmers were also deeply grateful for the pumpkin moving, weeding and extra harvesting we were able to do for their non-profit farm.   We thank the Abundant Table for planting and growing the crops we harvested for Food Share and we also express our thanks to McGrath Family Farms, a pioneer of the organic movement in Camarillo and home to The Abundant Table.  

Several people wanted more information about many of the organizations and programs that were mentioned and represented at the Labor Day Harvest.  We hope the below links will help each of you continue to be involved in service, supporting interfaith connections, sustainable farming and eating, farm worker justice, and good entertainment (thank you Guys in Ties!)

The Abundant Table is a five acre, non-profit faith based farm organization that implements fair labor and organic practices to growfood for local schools and a dynamic CSA (community supported agriculture) program. The CSA directly supports the farm and nutrition education programs held in the fields and in public schools.  To join the CSA program and receive a weekly or bi-weekly share of the harvest, click here.  

If you are interested in volunteering at the Abundant Table, please email csa@theabundanttable.org

Ventura County Interfaith Community’s Annual Feast of Faiths will be held on Sunday, November 6th from 4 to 6 p.m.  at Mount Cross Lutheran Church in Camarillo.  More information about this Interfaith feast will be available soon on their website. http://www.vcic.info/

Campus Interfaith was created to serve the CSUCI community.  Visit their website athttp://campusinterfaith.org/

The Islamic Center of Conejo Valley invites the community to It’s Open Mosque event on Sunday, October 23 at noon.  More information will soon be posted on their website.  http://www.iccv.org/

Did you love the talent you saw in the middle school band Guys in Ties?  You may get in touch with them about having them play at your special event by going to their teacher’s websitewww.missmackenziemusic.com or email Ms. Mackenzie Viventi at learn@missmackenziemusic.com.

If you like harvesting produce for our neighbors in need, consider volunteering with Food Share to be a gleaner.  Gleaners harvest back yard produce or farm produce on occasion.  You can also sign up your own backyard fruit and vegetables to be gleaned for Food Share http://www.foodshare.com/gleaning/

To learn more about the Proposed Farm Worker Bill of Rights and to connect with CAUSE (Coastal Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy), go to their website.https://causenow.org/article/farmworker-bill-rights-central-coast

Finally, Please consider participating in the Peace Heroes Walk at CLU this Sunday, September 11.http://www.theacorn.com/news/2016-08-25/Community/Peace_Heroes_Walk_just_around_the_corner.html

We are all responsible for creating a community of mutual respect, understanding and concern for those who are vulnerable.  Thank you for your commitment to this goal.

Sincerely,

 The Rev. Julie Morris

for Campus Interfaith, The Ventura County Interfaith Community, and the Abundant Table