Sunday, November 22, 2015

Meeting notes

After a successful meeting last Thursday, we are feeling inspired for 2016 at the Fairfield Food Forest! We are looking forward to evolving the role of the forest as an educational tool, as well as increasing community engagement through group workshops, building on last years work party success, and working on infrastructure with benches and a tool shed among the top priorities. So much to look forward to in the upcoming year. Thank you to everyone who attended, and who is interested in this project. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Meeting- Fairfield Food Forest November 19th 7-9pm

Please join us November 19th from 7-9pm at the FGCA for tea and dessert, and help us dream up plans for 2016. Whether you’re new to the group or have been before, this meeting will be a valuable opportunity to meet and discuss ideas, ask questions and get to know each other. If you know you can make it, we’d love to hear from you. Please email to RSVP, or just show up- either way, we’d love to see you there.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Inspired by Nathalie

Last night's Food For Thought presentation featured Nathalie Chambers, author of "Saving Farmland: The Fight for Real Food". She spoke passionately about food systems, food security, bees, and community as well as her journey with her husband David, to take over Madrona Farms. To say her presentation was inspiring would be a understatement. So often these discussions can leave you feeling boggled and helpless, but this was not the case. If you have a chance to read her book or speak with Nathalie, do it! The discussion that followed amongst the Fairfield Gonzales community was insightful and shed light on food security issues we can tackle together. Interested in the topic of Food Security? Stay in the loop with Streetlife's Food For Thought Series. The next event will be on December 6th, 7-9pm.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Moss Rock in the Garden

Another successful Monday work-bee took place this week, thanks to the eager participants at Moss Rock Preschool. During their first work party, I asked if there were any plants they'd like to have more of, and strawberries came up. Kids have the advantage of being able to easily reach through the deer cages and clutch fruit ripe for the pickings. No strawberry goes uneaten in this garden, and it looks like it will stay that way. On Monday, we planted a couple of strawberry plants, tidied up the mulch, pulled weeds (though the ground was a bit too wet after the downpour on the weekend) and observed mushrooms of every shape, size and colour. Thank you Moss Rock!