Springmavera session June 19, 2012

posted Jun 20, 2012, 8:15 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 22, 2012, 6:52 PM by Diego S. Maranan ]
Springmavera ROCKED today!

As of Sunday, Immigrant Movement International (Thank you IMI very much for this) will receive a weekly shipment of seasonal vegetables from upstate New York.  A portion of these vegetables will then be used in our weekly cooking demonstrations. Today’s preparation included a crispy green salad with a raspberry vinaigrette - YUM. Seasonal vegetables make for the freshest and healthiest food!

After food we moved to plants. Marco introduced a number of gardening techniques. One of these techniques included Natalie Jermjenkos Ag-Bag.  From the looks of it, everyone was excited to learn about ecosystems and how plants such as Borage, and Nasturtiums not only attract beneficial bugs, but also carry much monetary value. It seems edible flowers are hot on the chefs palette. With a few minutes to spare Holly and I gave a short seed demo.

Several hours later, Marco, myself and Holly were still at IMI, cleaning, planting, setting up a camera, demystifying Gaia soil and smiling. We also planted calendula, marigolds, peppers, and mint. The garden in springing. 

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