POST #936
I opened the sauerkraut this afternoon – at 3-1/2 days.  The jar I made with probiotics was great, as usual, but I am not terribly crazy about the jar made with the kimchi juice.  It is okay, I mean, it isn’t off or anything, but I am not so sure I like the taste. It seems a little bitter to me. Perhaps it will grow on me (meantime, I can hope that the people at the meet-up do like it and eat it all up).  I’ve put what was left in the jar back on the board to ferment a little longer – that might help, too.  I was kind of surprised that, despite all the garlic and jalapeno I put in there, it doesn’t taste all that garlicky (at least not to me) nor does it seem overly spicy.

I put half of each jar into pint jars, identifiable by different lids, to take to the meet-up tonight.  I always hope the people will like what I have made.  This is my first time with this group, so it should be interesting.


STAND FOR OUR LAND! New York City Community Garden Coalition Forum 2013: Free

POST #917

NYCCGC Forum 2013:


Join New York City Community Garden Coalition,
Fellow Community Gardeners, Parks Advocates, Friends and Allies for…

NYCCGC Forum 2013 :
Saturday, April 27th
9:30am – 4:00pm The Cooper Union 7 East 7th Street
Register for the forum today! As always, the NYCCGC annual forum is completely free of cost.

Join us for New York City Community Garden Coalition’s FREE annual forum. This year’s forum will serve as a platform for mayoral candidates to go on record with their policies on community gardens, parks, and urban agriculture. We will also use this day to organize and inspire the grassroots movement to protect and amplify our community gardens and open public spaces so New Yorkers can grow healthy food, learn from one another, celebrate our diversity, and nurture our planet and our communities.

Register for Free Tickets here!

Candidates confirmed as participating in the Forum are Bill de Blasio,Christine Quinn, Sal Albanese, Tony Gronowicz, and Erick Salgado.

Picture the Homeless
Tenants and Neighbors
South Bronx Unite
La Guardia Corner Gardens & Lawyer
La Plaza Cultural & LUNGS

Special Guests:
PETE SEEGER! international icon and legendary folk singer, songwriter, environmentalist and tireless social justice advocate will be a guest of honor at the NYCCGC Mayoral Forum.

Morley – Socially conscious singer songwriter whose blissful music message is consistent and clear; love, justice and inspiration. She uses music as a tool for conflict resolution and dialogue facilitation when working with youth from international conflict zones. Her powerful music has brought her before many world leaders and policy makers.

Stephan Said: Singer-songwriter, rapper and global activist for social change

Fulaflute: Haunting sounds of west-African flute duo, by Sylvain Leroux & Bailo Bah

Pierce Turner: poetic Celtic soul

Also acknowledging all the NYC Greening groups supporting this event:
Green Guerillas
Just Food
NYRP (New York Restoration Project)
BQLT (Brooklyn Queens Land Trust)
East New York Farms
Farming Concrete
NY4P (New Yorkers for Park)
596 Acres
Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Greenbridge
More Gardens
New York Botanic Garden – Bronx Green Up
Tenants & Neighbors
Green New Yorkers
LES Ecology Center

Join us to create fertile grounds for growing healthy food, learning from one another, celebrating our diversity, and nurturing our planet and our communities.

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