I am planing on planting a row for the hungry this year and donating the proceeds to my local food bank. I am excited to do this, and believe it is a small but important thing I can contribute. If you are fortunate enough to have the space, will you consider joining me in some planned giving this year? Here’s some tips to growing a giving garden from Lettuce Link.
Lettuce Link is an organization that coordinates gardeners, p-patchers and low income people in Seattle, and runs outreach and educational programs. It’s worth checking out their website even if you don’t have a lot of extra room to grow, because they encourage gardeners to share information too. Give a man Tuscan Black Kale and he eats for a day, teach a man to grow Tuscan Black Kale and he eats all winter long.
If you aren’t in the Seattle area, but are interested in planting a row for the hungry, there are organizations all over that coordinate this kind of thing. Google around, you might find you can grow your summer salad and some good karma at the same time.
Events: wow, where to start? All this weekend is the Spring Chick Festival at Seattle Farm Co-op. I wanna go, I wanna go, I wanna go. But I can’t. Drat! Someone buy Buff Orpingtons for me, ok? In other poultry news, Seattle Tilth’s Duck 101 class is running Saturday. According to the website it’s not yet sold out which shocks me. If you want the slug-devouring power of ducks and the awesome deliciousness of duck eggs, call them and take the class.
Here at the NW Edible Homestead, we’ll continue to haul soil to the new perennial beds. No, it is not yet full. 18 cubic yards is a lot of soil to move.
What are you doing this weekend? Is backyard bird-keeping involved?