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Suncoast Co-op: Learn about Permaculture and create your own victory garden with these upcoming workshops!
At the Suncoast Co-op we look at our farmers as our hero’s these supermen and women get up daily to grow the food that sustains our society. But over the years the farmers role from provider of sustenance was transformed into a provider of commodities. We have grown a food supply that is incredibly reliant on one energy source; Fossil fuels, the average food calorie takes 10 calories of oil in order to be produced. Also with the advent of petrochemical fertilizer and herbicides these poisons that work as neurotoxins are sprayed all over our food in order to increase the overall profitability of the farm.
Saving money on our food in the short term, but increasing our health costs in the long term. We cannot keep this system going forever. So instead we choose to learn and activate a different direction. Victory Gardens! With modern day techniques and design practices the average backyard grower can produce more then enough for themselves and sell or trade the surplus. With gardens we can grow our way out of the local depression and into a active economy. Out of a garden enough surplus can be produced to increase our local food resilience.
In our Victory Garden workshop you will learn how plants work, how to create thriving soils out of Florida sand, Pest identification, different styles of gardening, as well as planting schedule for Florida gardeners. Come to the class and receive free edible plants! The class is around 3 hours and is $30 or $15 for Sunoast Co-op members. If you are financially unable to pay for the classes contact us for volunteer time bank hours you can trade volunteering in Kinship Garden for workshop.
In our introduction to Permaculture course we will give you the tools to start designing your home to be more conscious design to create sustainable human habitats. Learn how to connect different pieces of the puzzle with your garden to increase fertility. Learn about the founders of permaculture, permaculture concepts from around the world, and how you can design your own permaculture homestead. Learn a step by step process of growing your very own food forest here in Florida! Come to the class and receive free edible plants! The class is around 3 hours and is $30 or $15 for Sunoast Co-op members. If you are financially unable to pay for the classes contact us for volunteer time bank hours you can trade volunteering in Kinship Garden for workshop.
Proceeds of the workshop will benefit both Habitat for Humanity’s mission and the Suncoast Co-op’s goals as well of making an edible New Port Richey.
Here are the class notes so you can see what to expect to learn. We will also have social networks for you to join in order to share knowledge, ideas, organize gardening together as a community for free.
Help us spread these workshops by going to our facebook and RSVPing to attend! Share the events with your friends and neighbors in New Port Richey and West Pasco/North Pinellas areas. Suncoast Co-op Facebook Fanpage Thanks!
All classes start at 11am
Oct. 27 Victory Vegetable Gardening
Nov. 10 Ecofest- Free Presentations at the New Port Richey Library Ecomarket! Check out Pasco Ecofest for more details!
Nov. 17 Victory Vegetable Gardening
Nov. 24 Introduction to Permaculture
Dec. 8 Victory Vegetable Gardening
Dec. 15 Introduction to Permaculture
Jan 12 Victory Vegetable Gardening
Jan 19 Introduction to Permaculture
Jan 26 Victory Vegetable Gardening
Clemson SC: Harvest News- 10/25/2012
Clemson Locally Grown Market
The Cumming Harvest - Closed: Welcome Orobianco
We’d like to welcome Orobianco to the market. You asked for cheese and we got it. It’s available today and tomorrow till 8pm for online ordering.
Orobianco (Italian for White Gold) is a new, local company that offers the best fresh mozzarella cheese and original mozzarella creations in the Atlanta area.
The cow milk used does not contain any artificial ingredients, color additives or synthetic substances, and is minimally processed so that it can be considered “natural” under FDA guidelines. Guaranteed GMO free. Cows are not treated with rBST or fed with genetically engineered crops.
Local Farms First: Order Pick Up Reminder!
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Greetings local food lovers!
Don’t forget to pick up your order today between 4-6 PM!
Crested Butte: The CB Pick-Up Location is now at Montanya Distillery, 130 Elk Avenue.
Gunnison: Upstairs at the ORE Office (202 E. Georgia).
Paonia: Anytime at the Trading Post
Thanks for supporting local family farms!
Market Facilitator LocalFarmsFirst.com – a 501c3 non-profit
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Homegrown Co-op: Turkeys Now Available for Thanksgiving!
DeForest, WI: More Available for this week
We have opened the market for one more day, it will close tonight at midnight. With the Traditional CSA closing this week, we have a better idea of what will be available.
Added to the list is Sweet potatoes, spinach, carrots, beets, and tomato. Delicata and Sweet dumpling as well as a few butternut are still available for choice at pick up.
Tullahoma Locally Grown: Special!
Buy 2, Get 1 free on all Perennials, Ferns, & Herb Plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Most are out of bloom now, but are strong, healthy plants, which will develop good root systems before cold weather. They are eager to burst into bloom in your garden next spring. Order your 2 plants as usual on the market, and in the comments section indicate your first & second choices of an additional free plant. Please be specific if there are 2 or more varieties listed (astilbe, carnation, etc.). Thank you for your order!
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse
Tullahoma Locally Grown: Mesclun and spinach!
Frontier Family Farm has some Mesclun lettuce mix and spinach on the market this week. Quantities are limited. Thank you!
Russellville Community Market: Food Day 2012 is TODAY!!!
Today is National Food Day and I wanted to let you know about an event you can attend! Today between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., you can go to Tech’s campus at the Hindsman Bell Tower (in the center of campus) and help everyone celebrate Tech’s Food Day campaign: “We’re Healthy and We Know It!”
Also, for more information, and to better educate yourself about what Food Day’s guiding principles are, please visit Food Day 2012
Thanks for always supporting healthy and local food! We are all a part of the movement to bring sustainable, healthy, local food to everyone in our community and across the nation!
Old99Farm Market: Week of Oct 21st, 2012
No market list attached; go to www.old99farm.locallygrown.net to browse and order.
Please see end paragraph on latest climate research summary.
Pork is in, I am pleased with the yield and selection of cuts from my butcher, John Mediema at Gourmet Meats.
Kittens. I have 6 lovely 7 week old kittens needing good homes. Free.
As of Oct 21st, I can offer the following crops: potatoes, tomatoes (should be last week) basil, chard, kale, carrots, onions, baby lettuces, parsley (two types), mizuna, arugula and hot and green peppers.
I am adding a beef; have 3 quarters available which I expect to fill in late October.
Free range broiler chicken are sold out.
Oven-ready roast duck is sold out, but will have goose November 8th. Still taking deposits as long as supply lasts.
Lamb, have two lambs in the freezer now. Dorset breed.
Pork, two pigs, 6 months old, in the freezer. Tamworth breed.
My flock is producing about 35 doz a week, 80% large sized. I sell mixed size dozens that weigh at least 672 grams, the ‘large’ size dozen, and Extra Large, 770gm plus carton.
New offering as of early August, raw honey, liquid and comb type. From bees working on Old 99 farm!
CONCLUSION (from Joe Romm, http://thinkprogress.org)
“The possibility that unrestricted emissions of greenhouse gases would not do unimaginable harm to humanity has become vanishingly small. That’s because:
- We remain near the worst-case emissions pathways
- There is little prospect of major national or global action any times soon (thank you, deniers)
- Many impacts are coming faster than the models projected, and
- The overwhelming majority of the scientific literature in the past 5 years has been more dire than the 2007 IPCC report, which itself was more than enough motivation for the overwhelming majority of climate scientists and countries to call for urgent action to reduce emissions.
And I haven’t even discussed the many, many studies that suggest in fact carbon-cycle feedbacks (like the defrosting tundra) are almost all positive (amplifying) and yet largely ignored in most climate models."
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