After our two week winter break, Monisha and Stanley greet an early visitor to The Free Farm Stand.
Check-in with workday leader Tree. If I had a hammer: Ro, Sukhi and John install wood frame to vegetable bed. Pretty peppers: red ones ready for harvest! Beautiful people Monisha, Ro and Sukhi hold up beautiful, colorful harvest of broccoli, collard greens, purple lettuce, red and yellow peppers.
Tree harvests yacon from sandy soil.
In response to http://thefreefarm.blogspot.com/2011/05/gombs-pasta.html, Anonymous commented that I missed Beans in Dr. Furhman’s anti-cancer prescription. I first learned about GOMBS from http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/health/dr-joel-fuhrman-cancer-prevention-diet-20110228 (which left out beans), but the related link http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/good_day_ny/medical_headlines/eat-to-live-diet-20110111 included beans. For today’s potluck lunch, I made this gluten-free, low-sodium, cooling GOMBBS salad:
1. Cook 1 lb. sweet potato noodles.
2. Place 1 lb. mung Bean sprouts + 7 oz. enoki Mushroom + 1 cup napa cabbage (Green) chiffonade in colander.
3. Pour cooked noodles with water over sprouts, mushrooms and cabbage in colander. Drain and place blanched ingredients in bowl.
4. Mix ¼ cup chopped Green Onions + ¼ cup chopped cilantro (Green) with blanched ingredients in bowl.
5. Mix ½ cup sesame oil + ½ cup Bragg’s liquid aminos + ¼ cup balsamic vinegar + 1 Tbsp raw honey in jar for dressing.
6. Pour dressing into rest of ingredients in bowl.
7. Garnish with ¼ cup sesame Seeds + ¼ cup goji Berries.
No One Left Hungry with lunch prepared by Stanley, Tree and Wandering Veggie. During lunch, Tree mentioned that The Free Farm turns three years old this month! Please save this date: Saturday, January 28 at 6 pm, for our volunteer appreciation party/dinner celebration! We are looking for musicians that can get people dancing, vegan menu planners and anyone who wants to be on a team to make this event a big success. If you can help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, Tree mentioned that John of Growing Your Greens made a video tour based on his visit to The Free Farm last month at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDSGQYN8l48. If you love armchair travel, sit back and enjoy this 30-minute virtual tour. To experience more, come outside and join us during our volunteer days!
Public Service Announcements:
Wed., Jan. 11, 2012, 6 pm, Jack Norris on Vegan for Life
Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, #42, Embarcadero, SF
Are you considering going vegan, but you're not sure how to start? Are you already committed to an animal-free diet, but are unclear how to get the proper nutrients? Come hear Registered Dietician and Vegan for Life author Jack Norris talk about the keys to maintaining a healthy vegan diet.
Thurs., Jan. 12, 2012, 7:30-9 pm What is a Mushroom Anyway?
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, SF
J. R. Blair is a past President of the Mycological Society of San Francisco. He is also a Lecturer at San Francisco State University and Director of the Sierra Nevada Field Campus. J.R. will be discussing how mushrooms fit into the scheme of things: what exactly they are, how they fit into the life cycle of the organism, fungal ecology, and how fungi form relationships with other life forms.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2012, 7-9 pm The Ecology of Leadership Intro Workshop
Madrone Studios, 1417 15th Street, SF
We live in a time of tremendous global change. And, many of us are feeling significant shifts in our personal lives and the communities in which we live and work. And as unsustainable eco-social paradigms and systems are challenged and composted, we are called to seed and cultivate new visions for our future. But how do we do that effectively? To address that question, we invite you to join one of the powerful circles of change-makers discovering how a practice rooted in deep nature connection, inner transformation, and leadership skill development can revolutionize your life and service in the world. Join our free introductory evening at Madrone Studios - SF. RSVP online http://www.regenerativedesign.org/courses-events/ecology-of-leadership.