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All are welcome to join us at our monthly meetings: 4th Tuesday, 7 pm. These are usually at the church, Brown Room, but April 24th will be off-campus. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to attend.

Recipes - from our tasting tables. Here they are!

 

 

 

 

 

Food Gatherers Farm Project Kick-off!

 On Saturday, May 26, a very large group of motivated people collected at "Farmer Bill's" (Bill Schmid) small farm to work towards growing lots of healthy foods to donated to Food Gatherers. Here's some of what we did:

  • planted onion seedlings (LOTS of onions!)
  • planted tomato seedlings (LOTS of those, too)
  • Planted cabbage seedlings
  • planted pepper seedlings
  • planted corn seeds
  • planted carrot seeds
  • hilled and mulched potatoes
  • planted squash seeds

We also had lots of fun and had a great pot-luck lunch. Here are some photos:

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lunch1 adam
eileen ken

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 karen  kirsten2  lauren
 mike2  lisa  mcKenzie
 sally  cars  

 

This is from the Washtenaw County Food Policy Council website:

Farmers’ Perspectives on the Farm Bill

February 27, 2018 · by reistera · in Resources. ·

By Jae Gerhart, Full Council Member and Chair of the Farmers & Institutional Purchasing Policy Action Team

Do you eat food?

The Farm Bill – a huge piece of legislation that is revised every five years – affects the quality of life for each and every American resident and visitor. The Farm Bill connects the food on our plates, the farmers and ranchers who produce that food, and the natural resources – our soil, air and water – that make growing food possible. Through programs such as crop insurance for farmers to healthy food access for low-income families, and from beginning farmer trainings to support for sustainable farming practices, this powerful package of laws sets the course of our food and farming system.

The Washtenaw County Food Policy Council’s Farmers & Institutional Purchasing Policy Action Team has produced two videos that highlight our local Washtenaw County farmers’ perspectives on two Farm Bill programs that are under threat during the upcoming Farm Bill revision: beginning farmer development programs and conservation programs.

Click on the image to view the videos.

 2018 farm bill beginning farmers picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 farm bill conservation picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is SNAP and why is it important to know?

Hunger is a probsnapImagelem as big as America. Here are eight things you need to know about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the nation’s most successful hunger-fighting program. It helps over 40 million people have enough food to eat, responds to the economy, and has long-term benefits for its participants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

The Ethical Eating Statement of Conscience (SOC) was adopted by our congregation and the national UUA at the spring General Assembly.  The UUAA's Ethical Eating Team (EET) had served its original purpose of learning and exploring with the congregation what ethical ways of eating were in order to help write the SOC (click here to see what we did).

The EET's coordinators, Colleen Crawley and Cathy Muha, met with representatives of  the well-established Locavore group: Guala Lauzzanna, Connie McGuire , Eileen Wright, Merrill Crockett and decided to join together.