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me4The Mindful Eating Coalition consists of:

CROP/Hunger Walk

Good Food Garden

Food Gatherers Farm Project

Locavores

UUSC Coffee Project

 

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New recipe - folks were asking for the Maple Syrup Cornbread recipe, served at a recent tasting table. Here it is!

VegUUAA Hosting Vegan Family Potluck June 8, 12 - 2 pm
fbcherrytom9.10At First UUAA, in the Fahs Chapel. Calling all Vegans, Vegetarians and Mindful Eaters: Bring a plant-based vegan dish - anything without meat, fish, eggs, dairy, honey, or other animal products. Enjoy the company of fellow mindful eaters, hear about vegan activities in our area, and eat delicious food!  If you have questions or need recipe ideas, contact Donna Estry This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Jenny McKillop This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
fbcolleenkeneileenFood Gatherers Farm Project, Ongoing: MONDAYS & THURSDAYS, 5-7pm, SUNDAYS, 10am-Noon. At the property of Farmer Bill Schmid, 3725 S. Maple Rd. in Ann Arbor. Continuing efforts throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall in the fight against hunger in Washtenaw County. Volunteers receive regular reminders about specific needs and work opportunities. To add your name to the volunteer list, contact Colleen This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We just had a very successful work day at Farmer Bill's. We used his "tomato blight buster" recipe to get the tomatoes off to a good start. Here's the recipe:

3 cups compost
1/2 cup powdered nonfat milk
1/2 cup Epsom salts
1 tbsp. baking soda
Sprinkle a handful of the mixture into each planting hole. We also added some crushed eggshells.

 

The Mindful Eating Coalition came together in the summer of 2011 after 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. We explored the idea of gathering the food-related groups in the church under one umbrella. Then we met with Keeley Kelaski of CROP Walk, Delphine DeCaen of the Good Food Garden, and Jenny Kropf and Cathy Whitaker of the Fair Trade Coffee Project, who agreed to the concept of a coalition.

For more about the various groups, check out their websites (or descriptive paragraphs):

CROP/Hunger Walk
Good Food Garden
Locavores
UUSC Coffee Project