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Public Meeting Today for the future of School Lunch in LA
at the LAUSD Building at 4th and Beaudry – GOOGLE IT!
1:00 pm
They Validate! ( Park in the Visconti Lot)
Hi All –

Quick alert – and sorry for the last minute notice . . . I just got this on my facebook page this morning, and you know how I feel about eating well… Especially our youngsters.
When: Today, the school board will vote on whether or not to approve the current $290m/five-year food services (processors) contract.
KIDS SHOULDN’T EAT PROCESSED FOOD – IT HURTS THEIR BRAIN
What you can do: Please consider signing up to speak for 3 minutes to share what you think about the current program, and ask the board to postpone the vote for an opportunity to have a larger dialogue with parents and community.
Where do you go: register at the school board conference room at 4th & Beaudry to speak at 1p
Parking: parking is validated in the Visconti lot.
If you do not wish to speak – you can give your time to others

I don’t know if I can make it – I’m teaching cooking class with 7th graders at that time. But I’m gonna try really hard to get there before it’s over. feel free to text me with updates – 310 850 1884.

Thanks!!

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It’s always a good day at the garden school.  Especially Earth Day; check out these awesome hats made in honor of  our mother.

Earth Day In the Garden

Earth Day In the Garden

Last year,  we got lots of fruit trees donated and they are flourishing this season.

We're baring fruit

We're baring fruit

Last week, when we foraged,  the kids picked all the green peaches, nectarines and plums.

OOPS. Good thing fruit is like hair… It’ll grow back.

This week I’ll have a more specific direction when they start searching for their second lunch, “forage on the ground floor only.” No trees.  It was a heartbreaking moment for me,  but they had a good time doing it!

Getting ready for second lunch

Getting ready for second lunch

Because you can order your Heritage Turkey at Harmony Farms – but hurry there are only 90 available and I already got two.  They are being raised at B and B Country Chicken Farm in Templeton and are a shocking $9. a pound. WOW. But you know what?  I’m worth it  – are you?

Mama Botanica is at it again, and we’re spreading the word.

screening  of "Fresh "

Screening of "Fresh"

This coming Wednesday  4.21.10 starting at 6 pm  the Earth Day festivities begin!  We’ll be screening “DIRT – The Movie” It’s the latest film about how we can save our dear mother earth.  We actually catered the  the screening a few weeks at the Pacific Design Center – a zero waste event of course.

Simple Centerpieces

Simple Centerpieces

So come on around – bring a potluck dish to share. Park on the street and walk down the driveway next to Cal Asia.  I’ll be making a few vegan offerings and some delicious Magic Mambo Punch.  A 5$ donation is suggested to cover eatwares and beverages.  The movie will start around 7 pm.

our address 3048 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065 – my phone – 323.982.0052 an RSVP would be greatly appreciated.

It’s that time of year again. Farmer Chris is taking orders for  his delicious grass fed beef.

The Kerstons
The Kerstons

His farm, Chaffin Family Orchards,  is  up the pike in Oroville.

I split a 1/2 cow last year with 5 friends.  If your interested, Let me know and we can increase  the order to a whole animal.

one pound packages
one pound packages

He’ll deliver at the end of June if the schedule is the same as last year. (Their olive oil is also delicious as well as the apricot preserves.)

Call for prices it’s different than your usual purchasing arrangements.

It’s a community service,  there is no mark up in the cost.

New York Strip Steak from Chaffin Family Farm

New York Strip Steak from Chaffin Family Farm

And they have big beautiful chickens for order too.

Remember… EAT WELL TODAY!

I’m checking things off my list  and one of them was a blog post about the Eat-In last September for Slowfood.

ready set...

ready set...

Lisa did a great review here. I added a few pictures and now… off my list !

gathering signatures and letter writing station

gathering signatures and letter writing station

good times, good eats

good times, good eats

Quit work early today and check out Michael Pollen and Alicia Silverstone on OPRAH. ALicia was a regular guest at the Double Dutch Sustainable Suppers (okay, she came twice)  and Michael Pollen was my old boyfriend before I was swept away by Joel Salatin. Spread the word. And eat well today.

Roasted Leeks, Cauliflower, Rabe and Sweets

Vegetables RULE - Roasted Leeks, Cauliflower, Rabe and Sweets