Transition Laguna Conversation
Tuesday, May 14
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7
Bring your own plate, cup, flatware, and a dish and beverage to share
Garden Install Continues at NCC!
Check out the beautiful new entry way on St. Ann’s! Feel free to walk around and see what opportunities you can find for growing food or helping to realize the overall vision of sustainability. We’re working to build this community up one garden at a time – so THANK YOU for all your continued hard work and positive energy!
Real Soul Food by Tom Hillman, talks about our NCC-TLB Gardens. Real Soul Food feeds Tom Hillman: “Are church-grown vegetables better for you?” he asks. “There are no studies yet, but this writer chooses to believe so…. Next time you think about God, think about this: You can fill your temple with spiritually rich, healthy food, and it’s well you should because it is rumored that the devil doesn’t eat his vegetables. Read his complete blog by clicking here.
Monthly Garden Installs have been huge successes. Thank you, volunteers, for working in the rain and fog (joyfully even!) to transform NCC’s non-edible gardens toward more edible and low water gardens!
Beets, Swiss Chard and Lettuce, oh my!
Our first collaborative garden installation with Transition Laguna Beach was held almost a year ago on March 17, 2012. It was a rain or shine event and we lost the coin toss and received the rain option. Not to worry though, both teams put players on the field and we had a great time! Our grounds are now planted with Beets, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Lettuce, Tangerine; Orange and Pomegranate trees, Tomatoes, Sweet and Anaheim Peppers, Strawberries, Herbs and more! We harvested Kale, Carrots, Lettuce and a Baby Cabbage for a meal at the Alternative Shelter next week. All our edibles are dedicated to this purpose and we thank those preparing and serving meals in conjunction with this mission. We received a composter and will be learning how to work with it to amend our soil as needed.
A BIG thank you to the following folks (in no particular order) for your support and hard work:Team NCC: Mary LaRusso; Jan L’Esperance; BJ Beu; Brenda Yecke; Roger Sloan; Sharon McNair; Karen Gaither; Judy Andrew; Phyllis Truppa; Julie Philips; Sally Barron and Team TLB: Gloria; Christian; Larry & Linda; George; Larry (the other Larry); Sue ; Stacey; Cody; Eric and a few others I’m sorry to say I’ve misplaced the names in my brain. Donations: Arleth Atkinson and Marge Koss (for your donations); Plant Depot (discount); Larry’s Building Materials (free soil delivery); Roger Sloan (helping to pick up the plants); George (Composter); Gloria (3 Fruit Trees; Soil Amendment; Design and Direction); BJ Beu (for working on the grant); Bill Parker (for your input and work with the water district; resource and cost saving measures for the church); Judy Bates; Opal Sullivan and Jana Hoffman (for attending planning meetings); Time and Talent of those already mentioned and for those who are with us in spirit!
If you can offer any time to help tend the plants or compost and would like to share in this sustainable vision, jump right in! We’d love to meet you in the garden.