Aug 11th – Ashtabula Grows! Mid-summer garden dreaming

Maureen demonstrates the bounty of last fall’s garlic planting

Hello, friends! 

It is difficult to remember how life was just a year ago. Our world has turned upside down and there has to be a silver lining. Actually, it is pretty exciting to imagine a new future for our community. Now is the time to dream big as we have the opportunity to not restore things to the way they were – but make our world even better! 

You may say I am a dreamer…sit with me a minute and imagine…with plenty of evidence that we can reverse heart disease and Alzheimer’s through diet (1, 2), access to more fresh water than almost anywhere in the world, and the largest county in the state with plenty of rich soil with plenty of knowledgeable farmers and tools..can you picture what we can accomplish together? Envision every person eating fresh food, grown here with our own hands, a bountiful table of colorful, and shared in kindness. Eliminating food scarcity and malnutrition while working together toward a common goal. Everyone could win!  And, we have the natural resources to make this happen. We have enough and there is enough to share. A perfect opportunity to introduce our topic for tonight’s class – seed saving.

Tonight’s class on seed saving is a piece of building our strength and resilience…join Sarah and John, of Red Beet Row, as they discuss the how to’s of seed saving. 

Looking forward to seeing you tonight! 

1. “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The revolutionary, scientifically proven, nutrition-based cure.” Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr, MD. 
2. “The Alzheimer’s Solution: A breakthrough program to prevent and reverse the symptoms of congitive decline at every age.” Dean & Ayesha Sherazi, MD. Codirectors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. 2017. 


Missed a class? Last week we had an opportunity to practice our tomato pruning and test our knowledge with Sarah Brower. Click here to view all previous classes.  


The new 2020 Local Food Guide is out! Download it from our website or click here https://ashtabulalocalfood.org/local-food-guide/

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday, August 11th at 6pm!

Check out our website at AshtabulaLocalFood.org for class videos, presentations, handouts and the Ashtabula Local Food guide. 
Join us for week long discussion, photos, Q&A on fb: AshtabulaGrows: an online community garden 
Email us at AshtabulaLocalFood@gmail.com



Maureen teaches her neighbor to braid garlic for a beautifully displayed bounty

2 thoughts on “Aug 11th – Ashtabula Grows! Mid-summer garden dreaming

  1. Sadly, I am back at work and I will miss tonights meeting. *bummer* Praises for the re-runs!! 🙂 I was searching around the www for things I can plant now, and I stumbled across this YouTube guy. His delivery makes me a little anxious, but the information he shared, I thought, was valuable! Check him out, if you are not already familiar with him!

    ~juju

    On Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 7:03 AM Ashtabula Local Food wrote:

    > gallo3000 posted: ” Maureen demonstrates the bounty of last fall’s garlic > planting Hello, friends! It is difficult to remember how life was just a > year ago. Our world has turned upside down and there has to be a silver > lining. Actually, it is prett” >

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    1. Juju,
      I couldn’t agree more on that video…I had watched it and considered to include it in email…thank you for sharing! We only have two more classes…we are hoping to start up again next spring! Share on facebook, “Ashtabula Grows!” group…we will continue that group for regular updates, comments, sharing of pics and stories!

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