Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Independence Day Week 2 & Green Fest

1. Plant Something- tomatoes. Can you believe that I still do NOT have my potatoes in the ground? (I am hanging my head in absolute shame!!)

2. Harvest something – 5 morels from our wooded acreage in Wisc. Otherwise, ditto from last week. [We continue to eat salads several times a week with greens from the Chicago yard: lovage, lemon balm, sorrel, beet berry.]

3. Preserve something- nope

4. Reduce waste- Same as usual. I've been taking my lunch to work at least 3 to 4 times per week. I hung up a sign in our breakroom at work asking co-workers to bring their own coffee mug and water glasses instead of using the paper ones (anonymously, of course, because I'm a chicken.)

5. Prep and storage- nope

6. Community food systems- Worked a table at the Green Festival for Urban Worm Girl. Attended a meeting of my food coop and worked the breakdown of the grocery truck.

7. Eat the food- I can't remember. Is that lame or what?!? Its been a crazy week.

The Green Festival is awesome. If one comes near you, please take the time to attend. Lots of interesting speakers on the environment and social justice and local foodsheds (Amy Goodman, Alice Waters, Laura Flanders, Jim Hightower). And they have volunteers at the garbage stations making sure that every piece of waste is properly sorted into glass/plastic, paper and compost. As usual there was lots of interest in our vermicomposting.

I bought a cool new garden tool. Made in Wisconsin, USA!


Judy T said...

Ooo, I followed the link to your new tool- That looks interesting. I always love multipurpose tools.

Barb said...

I bought a Cobra Head las t year & love it!
PS: I would be a chicken too :-)