While cruising around the web this week I found a few things to add to my summer to do list:
One local summer challenge - I found out about the 13 weeks of seasonal eating at Foodie Tots. Perfect timing too, my Farmers Market opened this week. I will definitely be participating in this one.
If you need help finding recipes to use all that local loot check out this custom google search:
My garden is already in, but I still want to add a few raised beds. This post pushed me a little further towards that direction. If parents to two toddlers can get it done, what is my hold up? I have all summer alone. I am running out of excuses not to do this. Thanks Green Baby Guide for this nudging post on Ingenious Ideas for Thrifty Organic Gardening.
With an addition of the four-legged kind to our family, I now have the addition of its waste to deal with. I already compost our food waste so why not compost pet waste? In a separate area of course. I found good how to information at cityfarmer.org. And step-by-step picture instructions here.
I just strung a hammock in the backyard and am looking forward to many lazy afternoons with a good book spent there. This post at Culinate has me adding Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness to my summer reading list.
And finally, through the Menu for the Future discussion courses I have been participating in over the past eight weeks I heard of this wonderful non-profit in Milwaukee, WI led by Will Allen - Growing Power, Inc.
Move over Michael Pollan, I have a new hero! Be sure to check out A Good Food Manifesto for America.Growing Power Inc. Vision:Inspiring communities to build sustainable food systems that are equitable and ecologically sound, creating a just world, one food-secure community at a time.
What better way to spend the summer?