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It's Time for A Rain Dance!


   
It seems miraculous that our garden continues to produce despite the powder-dry soil conditions.  Amy spends time watering bits of the garden here and there, but for the most part, our plants are on their own.  Thank goodness for mulch; our glass clippings and hay are saving many of our crops. 

This week we'll harvest basil for pesto, a few cherry tomatoes, many types of greens, some broccoli, garlic, a dozen kinds of herbs for herb tea tonic, numerous varieties of summer squash, cukes, a few green peppers, beets, a couple of cabbages, lettuce, sunflowers, peas, raspberries, blueberries, and maybe a few currants. 

We continue to support Paloma's efforts to raise money to go to South Africa.  Below is her writing that I published last week. 

"Hi! My mane is Paloma and I’m 10 years old. I live in Plainfield with my mom and dad. We have a big garden with lots of vegetables. One thing that we grow a lot of is cucumbers; so maony that we can sell them. I am selling cucumbers as a fundraiser to get a plane ticket to go to Suth Africa next spring. We’re going there with a group of mostly African heritage people, aged 4 to 60 years old, called the “Julius Ford Harriet Tubman Healthy Living Community”. We want to learn about the culture in South Africa, including singing, dancing, games, and food. We also want to learn about their history of apartheid and fighting for freedom from it. I’m really excited to go and hope you can help me with my goal of raising $100 from cucumbers. I'm selling them for $1.00 each." 

I saw a small way that food can be used in our community to build a bridge...across the ocean and across many differences, for a 10-year-old girl in our community. You can purchase Paloma's cucumbers here and all the proceeds will go directly to her.   Let's all do a little something to bring cultural/ethnic/racial awareness, education, and healing to our community through the travels of Paloma.  She has a limited quantity, so first come first served.  I'll continue this offer as long as her cukes continue to produce this summer. 

May we all continue to find ways to listen, to learn, to shake up our secure thoughts and assumptions, across a table of food prepared with love. 

Stay cool, drink lots of water, and pray for rain!
 
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Please visit our website at www.aliceskitchenathoneyhill.com for further information on all our programs.  We have many ideas about how Alice's Kitchen can help build and serve our hilltown community.  We're excited to share our resources in a myriad of ways.  Stay tuned for more details and let us know how we can best serve. 

Amy's Nursery is open for business.  The updated list of plants available in Amy's pollinator nursery is now posted on the website.  All of Amy's plants have been chosen for their usefulness to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.  We hope you will stop in for a visit and to chat about how to improve your garden habitat for pollinators.  The bees and butterflies are out and about!

It is a joy to provide delicious, nourishing, and beautiful foods, prepared with care and love, for our community.
 


 

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