Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Beachwood Canyon Pick-up + wonderful news

So much news to tell! In a nutshell - Thanks to City Council President Eric Garcetti, the Food & Flowers Freedom Act was voted in last Friday at City Council. For the update, click here:

Meanwhile, here are a couple of pics.

L to R: UFA members & supporters: Jeremy Drake, Shelley Marks (go Shelley!!), Dave Keitel, Erik Knutzen, Graham Keegan, Erin Leverkus.

Dave Keitel, Erik Knutzen

Tiffany Haynes, Molly Morrison

Thanks to everyone who came to the hearing at City Hall last Friday to support the Food & Flowers Freedom Act. It was such a perfect day - friendship, camaraderie, conversation filled our four hour wait and made it fly by. Hanging with the Urban Farming Advocates group and supporters is like hanging with brothers and sisters... I'm kind of at a loss to describe how good it feels to know such warm-hearted people but I can say this: I am really grateful.

Funny, after the hearing on Friday, four of us went to Glassell Park to break ground on a new site where I'll be growing flowers. The timing was pure coincidence! Flowers now legal? Great! Let's break ground! More about the new growing ground later.

Thanks to Erin, who designed the new site, Graham and William for pick-axing for hours, and to Jed and Danielle for picking up the CSA veggies, manning the pick-up last Friday, and generally taking care of our CSA shareholders. I am lucky to know so many amazing people...

Here's what Farmer John had for us at the Beachwood Canyon pick-up yesterday:

Russian Kale
Negi/Japanese Onions
Collard Greens
Swiss Chard
Tatsoi/Chinese Spinach
Young red & green romaine lettuce
Zucchini Blossoms

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy for you. All great news, can't wait to see your new growing grounds and to come visit you at the market. Keep us posted! -sasha