Archive for July, 2009

WPCP Master Plan report

Friday, July 24th, 2009

You may recall the big shindig the city threw to get public input for the plant master plan upgrade. Well, two months later, the report about same is finally available. (Large PDF, although not as large as the SCVWD things I used to link to.) The summary points I find most pertinent are Economical • […]

Crazy Quilt

Friday, July 24th, 2009

It was a spectacular flight from Chicago to San José yesterday. The pilot threaded the plane between towering thunderheads over Nebraska, and again in Nevada. And just at the edge of the last group of thunderheads, we flew over John Muir’s Range of Light in the Sierra, just as the setting sun was lighting the […]

And boy, are my arms tired

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Actually, I’m still in Chicago, but I splurged on the non-free wi-fi at this benighted airport, just so I could share my photos of Eastern Ontario with you all. This is one of Vickie’s plots, where she grows organic veggies that are famous all over Prince Edward County. And here is Vickie, probably telling us […]


Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

And a separate post to link to a piece from Civil Eats about FarmsReach. We drove by a huge Sysco distrbution center today; quite a Goliath to go up against. I really want to know more about it.

Locals only

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

We drove up along the Rideau Canal today, which is more of a chain of lakes and rivers that connects Ottowa and Lake Ontario. As a Californian, I’m in awe of the amount of water here. The map is mostly blue, but the parts in between are green, green, green in real life. Lots of […]

The County

Monday, July 20th, 2009

My iPhone plan does not work in Canada (which saves me from international roaming charges, I guess) and my Mac won’t connect me automatically to teh interwebs with the ethernet cable that’s the way that bits get in and out of this house, so this will be a post with no photos. Which is a […]

Take off

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

I’m off to Kingston, Ontario to visit friends. I’ll report on the local food of Eastern Canada!

Farm Tour

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Another photo-heavy post. Veggielution took our act on the road this morning, visiting Fat Cabbage Farm, Coastways Ranch and Pie Ranch. It was a great day, and we found real kindred spirits Coastside. We all made it over the hill to Fat Cabbage, located just outside of Butano State Park. Brian met us there and […]

Cukes and zukes and tomatoes

Friday, July 17th, 2009

And some eggplants and beans and a couple tomatillos. It was a beautiful morning to harvest vegetables at Veggielution. When we first got there, the birds were very noisy. I think they’re not used to having anyone around when they’re trying to eat our plants. I need to record the geese’s honking. It’s such a […]

CSA Box, on the move

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

I had tried to do this whole post on my iPhone, before coming home, but I was foiled by flickr’s refusal to supply the URL for photos to its mobile version. Anyway. I myself am going to be on the move for most of next week, so I left most of my CSA box to […]

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