Newsletter January 10, 2012

Happy New Year!!

So this weather, right? It’s amazing.

And it’s been getting me down into the garden regularly to check on things. I’ve seen a few of you down there, too! I did notice several plots that have not yet been “put away” so I want to emphasize that plots that are still harboring tomato vines & cages are going to be considered abandoned and will be given out to gardeners on the wait list. I highly suggest that if you haven’t already cleaned up your plot for winter, that you do. Really, with weather like this, who can even complain about doing it?

Onward for more lovely subjects:

We are compiling recipes for our Community Cook Book. It would be great to see recipes submitted that primarily contain food grown from the garden. If anybody is interested in working on this project with me, I’d love to have “a crew” to talk about how it might be best organized (i.e. seasonally, by ingredient, alphabetically…etc) as well as submit ideas and drawings or whatever ideas you might have, let’s make it a community effort!

But wait! There’s more!

We can talk more about the parameters of the cookbook project at the 2ND ANNUAL SEED SWAP, scheduled for February 29th at the Portuguese American Social Club, 32 Sheldon St., Providence. We will be renewing plots for the 2012 season, as well as doing sign-ups for greenhouse space at the event.  More info coming on that very soon. Until then, please send your recipes to me via email with COOKBOOK as the subject line. That will keep all the recipes in one thread so none get forgotten.

Also, because the weather has been so nice, I want to remind people that you all are free to use the greenhouse throughout the winter. Grow some microgreens!! Peas! Lettuces! Kale! Whatever! But please: use it.

I hope you all are enjoying a fantastic New Year and I look forward to seeing you again very soon!


PS If there are questions, please post them there in the comments for everyone to see. I will answer them through comments.

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