Thursday, May 29, 2008

Somerville Swap-a-Rama!

This weekend is the super cool Sew What!?! Fashion, art, shopping event in Union Square. Could someone please go and take pictures? We’ll be out of town.
In their own words:
Why Swap
Swap-O-Rama-Rama utilizes the existing surplus of clothing to create new-recycled goods. In d.i.y spirit, through workshops and the collectivizing of ideas, it helps each individual break down the barrier between consumer and creator while inviting all to reclaim the creativity that has been lost to industry.
Through hands-on experience, Swap-O-Rama-Rama invites the discovery that the making of things is not an activity to be avoided in order to attain leisure, but rather a playful and leisurely endeavor unto itself.

If you’re local, check it out here.

Calling all campsite cooks!

So we're getting really excited about the Rock The Grill: A Good Food Cookout we're hosting with Sustainable Table at Bonnaroo, but a bit overwhelmed with ideas for what to cook using a charcoal grill, foil, skewers, sticks and whathaveyou.
Whatcha got?
We will be making a trip to the Franklin Farmers Market on Saturday morning, so fresh HOMEGROWN ingredients will not be a problem. Are there any marinades or dipping sauces you have enjoyed under the stars? One pot dishes of heavenly goodness? Please send your ideas and recipes along - we'll be taking pictures of it all!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

We're going to Bonnaroo - woo hoo!

We’ll have our own 10’ x 10’ plot of land in Planet Roo – where a select group of righteous groups will gather to share their good work. Naturally, some of us will be ducking out to see The Black Keys, Mastodon, Ozomatli and the mighty Metallica, but there will always be someone there to talk HOMEGROWN with folks.
If you’re going, stop by the HOMEGROWN booth, get some fun swag and sign up for a chance to be a part of the Bonnaroo Barbe-roo – the cookout that we are co-hosting with Sustainable Table. Our friends from Nashville Urban Harvest will be bringing locally-grown food for us to cook up – can’t wait!
Stay tuned for more news as it develops.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Over the last couple of weeks, I‘ve been sharing my tomato seedlings with my friends who are able to give them good homes. The starter cells are getting crowded with little guys fighting for sun and nutrients, so the call for caring tomato parents goes out!

Today around the Farm Aid kitchen table, Ted, Jen, Glenda and Anna all grabbed a few for their EarthBoxes and back yards. Wendy doesn’t know it yet, but she is the proud mamma of four heirloom (two red, two black) plants, too – come and get ‘em!
Fast forward a few months...I reap the rewards of my generosity. Mmmm...tomatoes...
**An update*** It is not advised that you plant the actual newspaper, as it does take a long time for the paper to biodegrade. Our friends at Homegrown Evolution also say that the newspaper tends to wick precious moisture away from your fledgling veggie plants.**