[So THAT's how you do it ...]
MASTER GARDENER WORKSHOP:
"Plan and Plant your Vegetable Garden for the Summer"
10 a.m. - Noon Saturday, May 3
Franklin Community Garden, 1201 Puget Sound Ave.
The garden is located in the far corner of the Franklin Park, which is at South 12th Street & Puget Sound Avenue.
Do you wonder what vegetables
you should start from seed and which ones you need to start from
transplants? What about how far apart you should space those squash?
Larry Owens, a WSU Pierce County Master Gardener, has the answers and
will give an informational demonstration/talk from 10 a.m. to noon
Saturday, May 3, at the Franklin Community Garden on Saturday. Whether
you're a beginner gardener or more experienced, bring your ideas of
what you want to grow and your questions, and learn how it's done. This
class is free and open to all. For additional information, contact
Master Gardener Coordinator Nicole Martini at (253) 798-3264.
[Eat well, eat local]
What's in season?
The Puget Sound Fresh
website has some great resources for figuring out how to eat locally
but helping you figure out what's in season, as well as how to preserve
today's seasonal opportunities for out-of-season use. Check out out! Click here
to get to harvest schedule information.
[Local farms, healthy kids]
Angry Moms: A Documentary Film Offering Strategies to Bring Nutritious
Meals and Fresh Local Food into Public School Cafeterias.
7 p.m. Thursday, May 1
Bastyr University Auditorium, 14500 Juanita Drive, Kenmore
Free, a panel discussion will follow
The film addresses
nutrition-related issues surrounding the food served in school
cafeterias across the country and offers strategies for overcoming
roadblocks to replacing unhealthy school lunch menus with nutritious
meal options. A conversation about how to
bring nutritious meals and fresh local food into school cafeterias will
follow the screening. The panel discussion will be moderated by Tricia
Sexton, Farm-to-School Program Coordinator at WSU King County Extension.
to read more in the Tacoma Gardens forums.
Nutrition grants meant to help Washington schools, farmers
FROM THE NEWS TRIBUNE (4/28/08)
Public schools would be allowed
to pay more for Washington produce as part of a new law promoted as a
way to improve child nutrition while supporting Evergreen farmers. ...
"It's a tremendous opportunity for us. We just need to connect with our
farmers. ... It's great for kids to learn where food comes from -- not
from a can or a box," said Lisa Chatterton, a dietitian and nutrition
service supervisor for the Franklin Pierce School District in Parkland.
... The Washington Environmental Council and others lobbied for the
"Local Farms-Health Kids" legislation as a way to foster good health,
plus support agriculture and sustainable living.
Law bring state's harvest to lunchrooms
FROM THE YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC (4/26/08)
Parents continue to demand
quality, healthy foods for their children, whether they're at home or
at school. When Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the Local Farms, Healthy
Kids Act, we started the process to make it easier to bring nutritious
Washington-grown foods to school cafeterias and classrooms. And in
doing so, we'll create new markets for Yakima Valley and other growers
across the state.
A new kind of parking strip
FROM THE SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER's "The Big Blog" (4/25/08)
The planting strips along
the curb outside Nancie Kosnoff's house in Queen Anne looked different
from others on her street. ... More lush -- and more appetizing. Unlike
other, plan strips of grass along ninth Avenue West, the tops of
brussel sprouts were beginning to peek out from the bare dirt on this
one. The sage was doing well, and pointing to a vine beginning to climb
a lamppost, Kosnoff, 49, said one afternoon, "those are going to be
The super-cool part of this story? As Jamie mentions in the Tacoma Gardens forums
, the "neat bit" is the lady's attitude is that if someone takes a zucchini as they pass by, so be it. Have ideas or thoughts on parking strip vegetable gardening? Go talk about it! Click here!
(Need help figuring out how to sign up for the forums and post? Just ask! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM KUOW's Sound Focus: Cooking Klatch (4/23/08, 2:40 p.m.)
Jill Lightner, editor of the
new quarterly magazine Edible Seattle, was on KUOW's Sound focus. She
is equally passionate about locally-sourced ingredients and the
abundance of imported cultures that make this region so tasty. Jill
joins Megan Skys to share her love for local dairies and the flavors
they bring to the kitchen.
to get to the archived podcast.
to get to Edible Seattle's website.
Listen in as KUOW visits Little Skookum Shellfish Growers, Bainbridge Island Vineyards & Winery and Sweet Grass Farm.
for the archived podcast.
to get to Little Skookum Shellfish Growers' website.
to get to Bainbridge Island Vineyards & Winery's website.
to get to Sweet Grass Farm's website.
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
FROM EDIBLE SEATTLE'S "FRESH SHEETS BLOG": "Cooking Up A Story" (4/08)
View the four-part interview
with Michael Pollan, author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and "In Defense
of Food," by the folks at Edible Seattle.