hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: Great for potlucks, folks?

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Great for potlucks, folks?
  • From: David Smead smead@amplepower.com
  • Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 11:33:07 -0800 (PST)

Steve, and others,

I think I'd have gone ahead with the potluck in Spokane and signed up
members at the door.

In the early 1960s I had the dubious pleasure of working a few months in
Oklahoma.  You had to be a member to go into a place that served hard
stuff, bring your own bottle, and pay them to pour your drinks.
Membership cost a dollar, which was the cost for them to pour a drink, so
they always poured the first one `free'.

Of course there was a cover charge depending on the entertainment, and
sometime about closing, people would get their greatly depleted bottles
and drive home.  As I recall it was legal to have an open container in
your car as long as you weren't caught drinking out of it.  I suppose that
whole scene made sense to teetotalers.


David Smead

On Tue, 5 Nov 2002, Steve Smoot wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> Recently Spokane Tilth, a local sustainable food and agriculture
> organization and a chapter of Washington State Tilth, sponsored an
> "evening to honor our local farmers and gardeners and celebrate the
> harvest season."
> The "Local Harvest Celebration & Potluck Dinner" was billed as a
> fundraiser for the organization and folks were asked to donate a minimum
> of $10 per family at the door. But, "no one will be turned away for lack
> of funds, but please bring some prepared food to share." Participants
> were encouraged to bring food that was grown or produced within a
> 100-mile radius of Spokane. The celebration was all about local food.
> The local health district must have decided that the participants were
> "public enemy number 1." Their reaction is probably common across the
> country these days.
> "Spokane Regional Health District is cracking down on potlucks.
> Last week, Spokane Tilth ran a small newspaper announcement that it was
> holding a potluck meal during its harvest celebration. Spokane Tilth
> promotes sustainable agriculture. Many members are organic farmers. Their
> lives revolve about being conscientious about what they eat.
> But as soon as Health District officials saw the potluck ad in the
> newspaper, they called Tilth and threatened prosecution if the group went
> ahead with the potluck. Tilth went ahead with the event — sans food.
> According to Health Officer Dr. Kim Thorburn, churches and other
> organizations can hold potlucks as long as they’re for members only. But
> if they invite the public, it’s illegal.
> Tilth program coordinator Chris Ostrander is not happy with a law banning
> a community practice that’s thousands of years old. He plans a statewide
> campaign to “decriminalize community potlucks.”
> http://www.thelocalplanet.com/Archives/Authors/Article.asp?ArticleID=3316
> :
> Steve Smoot
> > Message: 7
> > Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 05:54:08 -0500
> > To: community_garden@mallorn.com
> > From: Allan Balliett <igg@igg.com>
> > Subject: Fwd: Re: [cg] Slow Food
> >
> > BACK on the recent Slow Food 'conference' in NYC...did anyone on the
> >
> > list attend?
> >
> > The registration fee was around $300, If I remember correctly. This,
> >
> > of course, confirms the elitist accusations. I'm hoping, however,
> > that someone will tell me that there were activist rates, also.
> >
> > Expanding on Adam's and other remarks, Slow Food Movement is one of
> >
> > the several attempts to preserve the 'local taste' that is being
> > sacrificed worldwide to the worldview that spawned NAFTA, the view
> > the believes everything will be better if everything is the same.
> > The
> > USDA Organic Certification is another step in this worldview,
> > reducing organics to a list of approved inputs while ignoring the
> > strong ecological and biological emphasis of grassroots organic
> > farming and gardening.
> >
> > Robert Graves said that when the taste for local cuisine is lost,
> > then everything is lost and people readily follow men on horseback.
> > A
> > local taste can be lost forwever in one generation, particularly
> > since the senses of taste and smell are so difficult to chronicle. I
> >
> > feel that the obligation to preserve these local flavors have fallen
> >
> > on we who are sensitive to realize their preciousness.
> >
> > A person can internalize these values and occasionally cook meals of
> >
> >
> > and still feel part of this movement.
> >
> > Great for potlucks, folks. What are you doing this Sunday? ;-)
> >
> > -Allan Balliett
> > BD Now! The Biodynamic Food and Farming Discussion Group
> > Shepherdstown, WV

The American Community Gardening Association listserve is only one of ACGA's services to community gardeners. To learn more about the ACGA and to find out how to join, please go to http://www.communitygarden.org

To post an e-mail to the list:  community_garden@mallorn.com

To subscribe, unsubscribe or change your subscription:  https://secure.mallorn.com/mailman/listinfo/community_garden

 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index