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February 16, 2009

Coming to fruition

Filed under: Alameda, Public Resources, School, Warm Fuzzies — Tags: , — Lauren Do @ 7:09 am

Happy tail end of a long weekend to those who are getting today off. 

Two new blogs to talk about who are doing some “green” good works on our fair isle.   The first was a group who heeded the call of President Obama and started a new program to help “green” Chipman Middle School by creating and improving on the green space at Chipman Middle School.   The group has created a blog to memorialize its efforts as well as disseminate information to the general public who may want to lend a hand.  They have a good number of volunteers ready to jump in and do the work and could always use more hands.    If you want to read up on what they have done, check it out!

And this is right up the alley of a suggestion made, I believe, by Jack B. on an earlier thread (I can’t find it and am too lazy to go search for it) about the ability to do vegetable and fruit exchanges in Alameda.    Based loosely on the Forage Oakland model the Alameda Fruit Exchange was born.   However, it’s still in its nascent stage right now, the details on how it will work will probably need to be figured out, but many thanks to Stefani Leto for starting this project.   I hope it will become a roaring success and I would imagine that more than fruit will be able to be exchanged.   And hopefully maybe a labor and fruit swap could be possible as well, as in, you give me your excess apples, I makes applesauce and we split the bounty.

1 Comment

  1. Hi – I found you through Alameda Fruit Exchange. We are doing a neighborhood food preservation project in the Laurel, East Oakland – getting together to do lemon marmalade. We hope to do sauerkraut next (although the cabbage won’t be foraged!) and plum jam in the summer.

    Lots of us haven’t made or canned preserves before and we want to learn together. Many hands make short work and all that.

    Love your blog, thank you for all your good work.

    Comment by Leila — February 18, 2009 @ 5:23 pm

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