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Re: Organic CSA Youth Farm Ceremony

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Organic CSA Youth Farm Ceremony
  • From: "Sharon Gordon" <gordonse@one.net>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 19:23:13 -0400

Two things come to mind, one serious/inspiring and the second involving a bad pun.
1) Give the Judge, the head of probation, and the FOOD Share guy, a knife a cutting board, an attractive good sized apple.  Have them cut open the apples.  Have the two youths remove the seeds.  Then you and the two youths plant the seeds.  Your Master/Mistress of ceremonies can describe what you are doing and deliver the inspirational finishing quote (which is a Japanese proverb in case anyone asks):
"You can tell how many seeds there are in an apple, but you never know how many apples there might be in a seed."
And do practice this as you would be surprised at how many people who don't cook much don't know how to cut an apple open to get at the seeds without slicing the seeds.
2) Train the youths to graft fruit trees with the adults providing physical support and extra hands. Your Master/Mistress of ceremonies can describe what you are doing and deliver the  finishing quote which is the really bad pun: "And may the only graft that any of you see in the future be in fruit trees..."
Again, practice helps.
3) If you do wind up repotting a fruit tree, you can get more visual impact if you choose one that is blooming.
4) And if the golf course is open to healthy stuff in general, you might point them toward a golf course that has been designed to be ecologically healthy, low maintenance, and beautiful as adopting some of the strategies can help other golf courses.

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