Members bring plants on Friday, May 11, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm: seedlings, perennials, etc. Please label your containers with masking tape, leaving room for price. Members may purchase on Friday.
This Month’s Meeting:
Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 24 at 7:00 pm at the Wheldon Library on Rte 149, West Barnstable. Please park behind the library.
The cookbook author Didi Emmons will present a slide show on Eva’s Garden and discuss Didi’s recent book Wild Flavors, an IACP-nominated cookbook and commentary on (often wild) herbs and plants. Didi will lead us through the themes that shape her book and Eva’s life: bartering, salvaging, and preserving, and the importance of community. Signed cookbooks at $28 will be for sale.
From Didi’s website:
“This is a cookbook about a farm, a farmer, and a cook. Eva Sommaripa is a driven, uncompromising 70-year-old farmer growing exclusively for Boston’s top chefs. Her bucolic, slightly chaotic 2-acre organic farm began 40 years ago. Growing over 200 unusual herbs, greens, and edible weeds, the farm is a visual and culinary odyssey; analogous to the Louvre, it cannot be seen in a day. Over the past decade, Didi Emmons, chef and author, has been visiting Eva regularly. She has been cooking from her garden, absorbing knowledge of the plants, and learning about Eva’s unconventional strategies to sustainability.”
Thank you for bringing refreshments to the April meeting: Lily Tu, Bettina Brown, and Nancy Minnigerode.
My name is John Carter and I am an organic grower in Yarmouth Port. I have a red cedar/plexiglass custom-made cold frame that I would like to sell. Its dimensions are 3 ft. x 5 ft., and it is two years old. I am asking $300.00 for it. I can be reached at (508) 362-4192 or email@example.com.
Hello CCOG members,
Although I have been missing from your meetings I have not forgotten your wonderful encouragement to me in the beginning stages of using organic methods. I certainly have encouraged many people to become CCOG members over the years.
AND the good news is Brewster Community Garden has gone completely organic this year. Under the direction of the Brewster Conservation Commission it has become their mission to “turn the garden over” to organic. Members are going to receive a list of what is acceptable for amendments and not a moment too soon.
In addition, both the Brewster Community Garden members and the First Parish Brewster Garden are going to be contributing produce to the 8 towns on the lower Cape through the program supported by Lower Cape Outreach food bank.
The Manure Maven