help feed the community by feeding the community

Community based agriculture is the answer to all of our problems. With a serious shift in our cosmology humans will be able to live symbiotically with the land. I recently saw a presentation by a UVM graduate student, Connor Stedman, describing the importance of applying permaculture on a large scale to repair Bioregions with Regenerative Agriculture. He described how control of the land should be shifted from seeing it as a commodity to be bought and sold to a resource to be used for food and shelter. The land that we live in is our “ecologial womb”. And society has cut the umbilical cord. We pull our nourishment from a global resource bank that we do not replenish. We do not recieve what we need from the land we live in anymore; most people don’t even know how. We must rebuild our “wombs” and the natural capital in those “wombs” through community based farming (agroforestry, urban ag, permaculture, and more).  Help feed the community by feeding them!

Save the veggies!

There was a suprise gas leak today at gcc! And it took quite some maneuvering to get everybody their shares. I found a trolley as we all were evacuating the building and ignored all that told me I was going the wrong way. Because I had to save the veggies! We got them all out of the building safe and sound. I then carted around the parking lot looking for people to take their shares. I found almost everyone on their way leaving campus so happy to have found their veggies. Today I had to improvise so I hope everyone will be please with the outcome. Save the veggies!

zoe

2/20/12

Bok Choy!

This chinese cabbage is incredibly delicious sauteed with garlic and tamari, sesame oil and ginger.

Today was a pretty quiet day other than the elevator being broken. Less and less people have been showing interest in our stand. This leads me to think we have reached our peak amount of members this semester ): This is sad! Me and Christine are brainstorming ways to get more members next semester,and hopefully we can get some student members. I think its hard for students to afford the share and we could work out a subsidized share program to make it more affordable. This would also encourage students who have shares elsewhere to get there veggies from enterprise.

Hopefully by next week Ill have many more ideas!

bye !

Enterprise!

The above link will lead you to a youtube video telling and showing you a little bit about what Enterprise Farm is all about. Its really cool to listen to people who are excited about good local food. If you watch, you will also get to meet some of the people that work with the food you are getting. I hope you enjoy!!

Some Delicious Kale Recipes

This week my blog will consist of 2 recipes (: next week I am hoping to be able to take some pictures of what happening here every wednesday at gcc. Enjoy! and Happy cooking!
Kale Chips!

1 head kale
2 tablespoons olive oil
crushed garlic
salt pepper paprika
squeezed lemon after baked
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Lay on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and spices. Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 20 minutes. Squeeze lemon. Serve as finger food

Raw Kale Salad!

kale

tomatoes

toasted pinenuts

feta cheese

green peppers

hard boiled eggs

and whatever else you want to put in your salad (:

dressing:

juice from 3 lemons

olive oil to match

pinch of ginger powder

salt pepper paprika

spoonful of mustard

alot of pressed garlic

whisk all together and serve on the salad!!

Getting Started

Hello everyone in cyber land,
My name is Zoe Rae and this is my first blog ever! I have taken over the GCC Enterprise Farm CSA internship and will be in the core every wednesday from 2:30 until 5:00. Today while sitting in the core I have been working on getting new people to sign up for the spring share. We currently have a measley 4 members, but there will be way more that that by the time I am done. Soon GCC will be covered with Student life approved flyers and poster boards and mass emails emails will fill up peoples in boxes. It would be a shame to see such a good opportunity go to waste. So I suppose the theme of my first blog will be motivation. Lets get excited about frech local produce! And lets not let this opportunity slip through the cracks. Sign up! Fill you bellies! and Be Healthy!
Untill next time,
Zoe Rae