Just putting a call out for some good energy, I will be talking to a group of up to 1000+ at Operation Adaptation tonight on “Eating Like You Give a Damn“, kinda a Think Global, Eat Local manifesto in 30 minutes or less.
I have never come close to talking to this many people at once… I wouldn’t say I have stage fright (yet!) but I just don’t want to blow it. My talks on Wed. to the 4th graders went fairly well (all the 8 yr old girls in the first class wanted my autograph after, but that had to do with my being named after the poet), but this is a teensy bit different.
Then off to pick up 140#’s of local seed potatoes (Carola and Yukon Gold) at the Madison Farmers market’s first outdoor event of the year tomorrow, run home, and prep for my afternoon talks on Rain Gardens and Victory Gardens. Sunday is making 23 rain barrels and helping Mia in hosting our annual Eat Local, Earth Day Dinner Party, and then Monday is delivering said 23 barrels. Then things (finally!) slow down slightly and switch from rain barrels to market gardens. The 400 onion sets and the remaining 40#’s of potatoes (Butte and Green Mountain) arrive from Fed-Co Monday or Tuesday, and The Grillo arrives Wed or Thurs, I have another presentation on 4/26 and if the ground dries out enough:
I START PLANTING ON 4/27!!!! WOO HOO!!!
Be the Change!