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Grow Lightly News


            26/2/17

IN THIS ISSUE
  • Our March film
  • In my garden - Minnesota Midget
  • In the vegiebag this week.
15kg saucing tomatoes, still available. Now $30. Email produce@growlightly.com.au
PLEASE ORDER BEFORE WEDNESDAY 9 AM FOR THE CURRENT WEEK
Our March film

Seeds Blong Yumi - Our Seeds
7 March
7 pm

 
Come to the Grow Lightly Food Hub, 12A Silkstone Rd. Korumburra (at the top of the Coal Creek car park).
No charge but we would appreciate a gold coin donation - and you could maybe bring a little cake or tiny sandwich to share.
Please let us know if you're planning to come so we can find enough cups and chairs.
Email vegiebags@growlightly.com.au 
 
Seed Savers directors, Michel and Jude Fanton, shot this one hour documentary in eleven countries of Europe, Asia and Oceania.


Our Seeds addresses the problems of globalised food based on hybrids that require pesticides and synthetic fertilisers. The film shows how individuals and small groups have solved these problems. It introduces those who stand at the source of humanity’s diverse food heritage. It is a David and Goliath story where resilience and persuasive logic triumph over seemingly invincible forces that control much of our food.
The film particularly features Pacific islanders as they face great challenges to their way of life, their culture and their traditional cultivation systems.
They fall into the same traps as we do - they replace innumerable varieties of root staples with modern hybrids that require pesticides and chemical fertilisers; they import low quality starch such as white rice, biscuits and noodles and risk losing their resilient food crops. This film seeks to reverse this trend.
TV networks all over the Pacific have broadcast the film including in the Solomons, Vanuatu, Samoa, American Samoa and Papua New Guinea. It has become very popular and has been shown repeatedly.
 
Also save these dates 

7 March            March film: Seeds Blong Yumi (Our Seeds)
15 March          Workshop 4: Fermented Foods

                          Email vegiebags@growlightly.com.au 
20 June             THIS WILL BE THE EVENT OF THE YEAR.
Grow Lightly is organising the SOUTHERN GIPPSLAND LOCAL FOOD FESTIVAL: all day at the Masonic Centre, Korumburra. Bruce Pascoe, author of Dark Emu, Black Seeds has agreed to be our keynote speaker. MORE DETAILS SOON.
 
In my garden
I'm so excited! I've been watching my Minnesota Midget canteloupes for the last two months - they look like canteloupes even when they're very small, but I've never been able to grow any variety successfully.
I can't remember where the seed came from, but I know they were labelled early fruiting, good for cool climates. 
When canteloupes are ripe, the stem breaks free of the fruit easily, and today I picked the first one.
Couldn't wait to show it to anyone - we ate it for lunch. It was a sensation! Just the right size for a generous serve for two, sweet and aromatic. Would have been even better filled with blueberries and blackberries and topped off with Bass River Dairies glorious cream.
So here's another beautiful fruit we can add to the list of southern Gippsland possibilities. Next year there will be many more in my garden. I'm saving the seed.
Meredith
WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S VEGIEBAG?
Some combination of:
Apples - some new season's Gravensteins
  
Beans
Bok choy
Brown onions

Cherry tomatoes
Cucumbers
Lettuces
Peaches
Plums
Potatoes 

Rhubarb
Spring onions
Sweetcorn

Tomatoes
 
Zucchini
What is happening this week?
 
Food Hub Shop opening hours: 
Friday 10-4
Saturday 10-3 
Sunday 10-1

Koonwarra Farmers Market
Saturday 8-12.30 
Vegie Packing at the Food Hub
Sunday 8-9 Volunteer packers very welcome!
Coal Creek Providore (including Prom Coast icecream) Open seven days, 10-4
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