Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Say Goodbye to the 2009 Local Roots Guide

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Colorado Congreso de Acequias

The Sangre de Cristo Acequia Association is proud to host the first gathering of acequia farmers in Colorado.  The Congreso will take place in San Luis, Colorado on Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st, with a welcome reception the evening of Friday, October 19th.  See for more information

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Food Fermenting Workshop!

Join us for an upcoming workshop on Fermenting Food offered by the Food Preservation Committee of the Local Foods Coalition.  The workshop will take place on Thursday September 20th at 7pm at the Center School.  One of the benefits of fermenting is that it is an inexpensive way to store a raw food with enzymes throughout the winter months. During the workshop, nutrition educator Elaine Patarini will be discussing various forms of fermenting and will focus on making a quart sized jar of fermented veggies for participants to take home.  There will be a $5 fee to cover materials.  If you would like to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can have supplies for you.  You can email or call or text 323-842-5121. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Local Roots Guide!

Here it is- the beautiful, new Local Roots guide- soon to be showing up in your community! Thanks again Pauline Washburn!  You are an amazing editor and we couldn't have done it without you!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cold Frame Workshop!

SLV Local Foods Coalition and the Alamosa Community Gardens are offering a workshop on “How to Build a Cold Frame” on Saturday September 8th at 2pm at the Boyd Community Garden on 11th and State Ave in Alamosa.  Local farmer and builder, Friend Darr, will be showing us how to build an unheated outdoor structure with a frame and a clear glass or plastic top that can be used to protect and acclimatize seedlings and plants. These structures can help to extend our short SLV growing season.  This workshop is a part of the Food Preservation Committee of the LFC and their efforts to address the challenges of eating locally year round in the SLV.  A fee of $6 will cover costs of materials (scholarships are available). For more information email or call 719-587-1034.