Often we see things we want to change and get all mixed up in our intentions, expending a lot of energy but not changing a thing. But a tree doesn’t see faults in the world. It isn’t trying to do anything. It simply exists, grows, survives. A tree doesn’t leaf out for insects, but they find shelter among its leaves. A tree doesn’t reach into the soil for bacteria, but they still drink sugars from its roots. A tree doesn’t stretch out for squirrels but they find cool shade under its canopy and a highway in its branches. A tree is not just an individual but a whole ecosystem. Through its simple presence spaces are made to shelter, to ground and to hold. Life gravitates towards trees, as they go about the task of living. Simply, wholly, peacefully giving, as a collateral effect of their existence, with no afterthought but the creaking of wood and the whispering of leaves. This week, be a tree, and if it brings you to the farm join us for the following:
Farm Stand: Thursday 4-5:30pm at the Smith Campus Center Courtyard
So many greens! So much bok choi! So many sweet peas! Come on down to farm stand and get all your goodies, from the most local/organic/ethical source you could possibly have hoped for. This week there will also be GREEN SMOOTHIES for all! Come and get your powerful burst of green goodness! Enough nutrition to last a whoel week!
Sagen Café Weekly Special: Friday 11-1pm at the SCC
Salad, salad salad. Come get it.
Volunteer Hours: Saturday 10-12pm at the Farm
Get down and dirty with the farm. We’ll probably be thinning.
Growing Home Potluck: Seeds of Abundance: Saturday 3pm in Hahn 101
Seeds were once saved by farmers and communities, revered for their offers of fertility and abundance. Today, seeds are hybridized, genetically modified, and commodified for the benefit of corporations and convenience. In the last decade, communities across the nation have been reclaiming their seed heritage by collecting and saving seeds. Organizations such as Seed Savers Exchange, Native Seed/SEARCH, and a coalition of public “Seed Libraries” have been helping communities identify and multiply seeds that are locally adapted, nutrition, resilient, and delicious!
This month, our Guest Speaker David King, founder of the Seed Library of Los Angeles, will talk all about his organizations efforts to restore Seed Sovereignity to Los Angeles and bring back local, community seed and how we all can make a difference by saving seeds in our own gardens and urban farms. Register here. (for PO students, use the promotional code “pomegranate” for your free ticket).