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Happy Earth Day!


This has been a strangely busy week.  Well, every week is busy–but usually I’m at home being busy.  This week I’ve been running across the county!  In college, we stretched Earth Day into Earth Week.  I guess you should expect that from a university specializing in environmental science!  I’m glad to see the same thing is starting to happen here…

On Saturday, I led a discussion group about community supported agriculture at the Earthfest in Fredonia, sponsored by a local church.  There were five people at my table, and we had a lively conversation about CSAs and our farm in particular.  I had no idea I could talk for forty-five minutes!  Words come easy when the participants are interested and excited.  I hope they went home hungry to support our local farms.  All the exhibits and discussion groups were held in Fredonia’s Grange Hall.  Did you know that Fredonia’s Grange was the first in the nation?  Learn more about it at Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredonia,_New_York    Chautauqua County has an amazing agricultural history…

Fredonia State has events planned for the whole week.  Check out their website if you’re interested:  http://www.fredonia.edu/.  Look for info on their calendar about Earthweek.  On Monday, Lisa Tucker (of Edible Buffalo magazine) and Christa Seychew (of Feed Your Soul Buffalo) spoke to a large crowd about how eating our local foods benefits the our community.  They defined the word “Locavore”, encouraged us all to become locavores, and offered ways to get started.  The Locavore movement is growing stronger in Buffalo, and it’s thrilling to see it spill into our area.  By the way, Edible Buffalo just put out a new issue.  Look for it at Wegmans, Wishberry in Fredonia, the Main Gate at Chautauqua Institution, or visit the website:  www.ediblebuffalo.com

I spent today at the Earthfest hosted by Jamestown Community College (photo above).  It’s ironic–when I was attending JCC, I was part of the Earth Awareness Club that organizes Earthfest.  I never thought I’d be an exhibitor fifteen years later!  The event was held inside due to the rain/snow.  Nonetheless, lots of folks showed up and were able to check out displays from Shaklee, Wegmans, gDiapers, Jamestown Audubon, Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, and many more.  My display was about community supported agriculture, and how our CSA program works.  Hopefully more people understand what CSA is…and now that they know, maybe those last twelve shares will be taken.  Thanks to all of you who took a minute to talk with me!

I wish you all a fun, meaningful Earth Day…and Week!

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