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Welcome to PICA!

It may not feel like it day but spring has arrived and you know what that means...it's time for the Annual PICA Plant sale!! 

Indulge your love of plants by choosing from over seventy five varieties of organic, field-grown perennials, including many plants native to Maine or New England. Prices match or beat those you'd find in nurseries, and a portion of every sale goes to support PICA's work. And you know these plants have been through the toughest that a Maine winter can deal out!

 We will begin taking orders on April 1st. You can get a jump start by checking out the online catalog now by clicking here.  If you want to order, here is the order form. You can make your selections and mail the order form to us or email it to me at elleng@pica.ws

Plants will be available for pickup the weekend of May 15th.  If you are interested in ordering give me a call or send me an email and I will be happy to send you a catalogue. 

We are also trying to grow the plant sale by finding new sellers: individuals willing to share catalogues with friends, neighbors, acquaintances and collect their order forms, and then (only if convenient)  provide a drop off place for people to pick up their plants. So tell you friends and help us spread the word.  The plants are all organic, field-grown, and super hardy from Rebel Hill Farm run by Pete and Julie Beckford.  These plants practically sell themselves, but still seem to need a little human help. So, if you are interested in selling plants give me a call at 947-4203 or email me at elleng@pica.ws.

 

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Hello PICA friends!  

 

PICA has changed the company that handles our online donations recently.  We are now working with JustGive.  There is no monthly fee for us and more of your donations stay right here with PICA.  Your tax-deductible donations can be made through JustGive by clicking on our Donate Now button.

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Home of the Dignity For All campaign

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Bangor's Sister City Initiative

 

Click here for more information about the Dignity For All campaign.

 

                

PICA's Dignity for All Committee continues to work on tools for community economic education.   Already in the "tool kit" are five modular powerpoint  presentations which, taken together tell the story:  Since 1980,  global tradewinds and domestic elites have driven our economy into a ditch. This transformation has damaged the vast majority but has greatly profited the very few.  Over the same time period, we have been subjected to an anti-government and scape-goating ideology that has been a political product as skillfully, and relentlessly promoted as any other product ever marketed.

The whole sad but intriguing story can be downloaded as an entire "chapter-course" entitled "How's the Trickle Down Economy Working for Us?".     Or, you can enjoy it as more bite-size segments serially entitled: 1. The Great Wealth Transfer; 2. Where Did the Money Go?; 3. Vilifying Government; 4. The Debt, the Deficit and Economic Scapegoats;  and  5. Supply Side Economics and the Myth of Job Creator.  

You can download any of all of these by links to MediaFire,  available below,  or from PICA's webpage  www.pica.ws.   They're packaged as powerpoint presentations to view,  or to share.  We're also looking for small or large groups to share these with,  so if you have any ideas....

Here are the links:   If anything gets lost in the translation, formatting-wise,  please contact us,  and we'll try to get you the presentation(s) without glitches.  

How's the Trickle Down Economy Working for Us?
http://www.mediafire.com/#1q7cdqcddpdxs

1. The Great Wealth Transfer
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?nur0gk96i91omwl

2. Where Did the Money Go?
http://www.mediafire.com/file/rsmbb62nomgc1un/2

3. Vilifying Government
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?77cjo996ok9fsn3

4. The Debt, the Deficit, and Economic Scapegoats
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?8rbfq5dsbdaz8hy

5.Supply Side Economics and the Myth of Job Creator
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?roo5ap2pcs3u7ty

 

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PICA Auction thanks!

A great big Thank You goes out to the many donors, solicitors, committee members and volunteers who helped make this year's auction another success!!  A special thank you to Mark Kelley our auctioneer who knows just the right thing to say to make you realize you really need that item, Brian Dyer Stewart who entertained us with his beautiful music and Dave and Deb Morrill who again this year made sure we had burritos and tamales to keep us going. 

Doesn't that all sound like fun? For those of you who were there, you know it was, for those of you who were not, we look forward to you joining us next year!!

 

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PICA is a grassroots organization in Bangor, Maine. For nearly 25 years we have been building grassroots community alliances that address global problems of economic justice, human and worker rights. Our work is grounded in careful listening, telling and sharing stories. Our goal is to transform both individuals and institutions.

We have helped make Maine a leader among all states in addressing the effects of the global economy on our own lives.