News from the Farm – Sept. 18, 2010

Produce this week

  • potatoes
  • butternut squash (for the Sunday group)
  • basil (quite a bit – for making pesto)
  • leeks
  • parsley
  • apples
  • radishes (for Wednesday and next Sunday I think)
  • tomatoes
  • Choice bin could include: eggplant, hot and sweet peppers (Try the long, bumpy, red Nardello sweet peppers – delicious), beans, tomatillos, Hakurei turnips (very sweet and tender – eat raw or cooked – saute the greens – look for recipes in the bin), maybe a squash or cuke share

There are 3 more distribution weeks in this CSA season. Please remember to pick up or tell me you’ll be late. I will leave the shares in the bins and you can come get them after hours. Anything left after noon on Thursday gets donated to the Meriden or Waterbury soup kitchens (unless you tell me to hold it).

Special distribution

If there is enough food remaining in the garden during the week of Oct 17, I will make one special distribution to CSA members and open it up to folks on the waiting list and members of Friends of Boulder Knoll. I plan to limit this distribution to the first 25 people who tell me they want to participate. The cost will be $12 per share for CSA members and $18 for non members. If I don’t think the remaining produce is adequate for the group, I will reduce the numbers.

Talk by member Domingo Medina tonight

Potluck & Talk by CSA member Domingo Medina

sponsored by New Haven Bioregional Group/Transition Greater New Haven – Connecting New Haveners to Their Life-Place Since 2005

Sat, September 18,   Potluck 6 PM,    Talk 7 PM

UU Society, 608 Whitney Ave, New Haven

In the search of local resiliency: People in different contexts going in different directions

“Here in New Haven we have been thinking of ways to become a more resilient community, and better adapted to our local bioregion; working to provide for our basic needs and address the implications of oil dependency, environmental change and economic instability.

Elsewhere —- in the Venezuelan Guiana Shield  —-  indigenous communities confront other types of pressure to change their ways, with implications for their cultural control, survival and environmental sustainability. Through my work in an environmental and social non-governmental organization, I have become acquainted with some of the forces that are impinging upon the Ye’kwana people in the Caura region and how are they adopting, negotiating or resisting change.

I will present an overview of these forces and the people’s responses, illustrated with slides. We will then explore the similarities and differences of the issues and contexts between the New Haven – Quinnipiac Bioregion and the Caura region and discuss together what can we learn for the future we want to have.”

-Domingo Medina

***Bring something to share for the Potluck or just come for the talk***

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