Thursday, March 19, 2009

All Along the Day

The Obamas are planting a garden on the White House lawn. Covering 1,100 square feet, the garden will provide vegetables for the family's meals and serve as a locavore model for all of us.

Speaking's community-supported agriculture (CSA) season, and there's a new farm in town. The Southside CSA will offer produce grown on MimoMex Farm in Goshen; along with shares of vegetables, fruit, and eggs, the farm will offer two types of wine share (ostensbily New York City's first), both of which include regular wine tastings and food pairing suggestions. Pick-up for all shares will be on Monday evenings at Bridget (Broadway at Kent, "the place is organic in the best sense of the word.").

(MimoMex farmers; the photo is not mine.)

Meanwhile, the North Brooklyn Story Project and North Brooklyn Compost Project are kicking off their own seasons soon, and spring, generally, is springing up in the most unexpected places (not just E Street)...

Finally, what goes better with spring than birds...and especially Andrew Bird, whom I'm getting to know thanks to D.

He writes things like, "I was getting ready to be a threat / I was getting set for my / accidental suicide/ the kind where no one dies / no one looks too surprised / then you realize / that you're riding on a para-success / of a heavy-handed metaphor / and a feeling like you've been here before / because you've been here before/ and you've been here before."

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