EConsulting seed sale
Beans from PeaceMeal gardens.
On Saturday, March 5, 2011, EConsulting will be selling heirloom/heritage seeds from 11:30 A.M. to 2 P.M. at Third Street Stuff and Coffee (257 North Limestone, across from Doodles Restaurant).
We will have cool (Broccoli, Kale, Mustard Greens, Lettuce, Beets, Spinach, etc.) and warm weather (Tomatoes, Bush Beans, Watermelon, Basil, Okra, Popcorn, etc.) heirloom seeds you can purchase for your edible garden.
In addition to the seeds, you can obtain information on heirloom seeds, companion planting, healthy living, and recipes using produce from the garden. For more information, check out http://www.EConsultingllc.org/seed_sale.
The Coal War at Natasha’s
On Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 7 P.M., Natasha’s Bistro and Bar will host
The Coal War: An Evening With The Arts to benefit the making of the documentary A Thousand Little Cuts, directed and produced by Chad A. Stevens. The documentary tells the story of Coal River Mountain, under attack by Massey Energy permits to destroy it to get at the coal buried beneath it. A teaser for the the documentary may be found at: www.thecoalwar.com.
Stevens is professor of journalism at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill and former editor at MediaStorm, a multimedia production company. The Natasha’s gathering will feature readings by The Affrilachian Poets, a theatrical performance by Adam Luckey, and music by Coralee and the Townies, along with a silent auction.
In-Feed seed sale
On Saturday 12 March, In-Feed will hold its third annual heirloom seed sale at Woodland Christian Church. The sale will run from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. and will feature more than 70 varieties of heirloom seed. Many are certified organic, and a few are even supplied by local growers. In-Feed found Bob McKinley emphasizes offering varieties that have grown well around Lexington.
In-Feed encourages the use of small or temporary spaces to grow food – mowing strips, vacant lots, even sidewalks and parking lots with the use of containers. The organization has helped plant small plots at businesses, residences, and houses of worship in various locations around town. For more information, visit http://infeed.wordpress.com.
Woodland Christian Church is located at 530 East High Street in Lexington, across from Woodland Park.
PeaceMeal spots still open
This is year #3 at Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s community garden, located adjacent to our Leestown Campus, just past New Circle Road. Would you like to be involved in the garden this year? There are still some plots available. The usual size is 10’ X 10’. The cost is $10 for the year for low-income and students; $20 for everyone else. The small fee helps purchase gardening tools and supplies.
We would love to have groups sign up for work parties during the summer. If your scout, church, or organization would like to have a day at the garden, please let us know. Also, if you would like to work in the garden and be paid in produce, let us know.
Our next work party is Saturday, March 12, noon until 4:00 P.M. You are invited. Questions? Contact Rebecca Glasscock at Rebecca.Glasscock@kctcs.edu