Sunday we had a busy day on tap. First we were off to Claremont to table and give a short urban homesteading presentation during their downtown Earth Day festivities. Thanks to Sorrel and Sustainable Claremont for the invite! Also thank you the lovely couple who offered us scrumptious baked chocolate muffins and lemonade from their establishment.
Lucky for Jordanne the famous local folk music store was nearby so we apron clad girls checked it out along with a friend and local Freedom Farmer who dropped by for a time. Of course we didn’t buy anything but it was nice to finally get to visit the store and drool over all the string instruments.
As soon as we wrapped up there, it was back to Pasadena to put on our increasingly popular Film & Food Night. Over 100 showed up for this event as we once again cultivated a homegrown community.
With it being warmer and longer days Jordanne brought over the goats and even a chicken for people to enjoy. Clementine our eight year old chicken snuggled on a little girls lap the whole time (very cute!)
The goats really enjoy people and were happy to get their petting quota filled for the month.
At the Freedom Gardens table there was soil block and clay pot irrigation demos – not to mention the swap table which was chock a block full with an amazing assortment! From tomato seedlings, sourdough starter, beets, artichokes, greens, herbs, yacon tubers, eggs and much much more!
Though we all were considerably tired after a busy weekend, the incredible food spread and wonderful fellowship was energizing and gave us that extra boost to finish off earth month on such a high note.
A huge thank you to our amazing bunch of volunteers who help pull off another successful event.
Also thank you to all those who come out to celebrate why food does really matter and that when we take back our food we take back our health.
Here are some photos to wrap up this post and busy month of community outreach. Now, it’s back to our regularly scheduled reports from the urban homestead.
Until next time!
Farmer D presents the 10 elements of a modern urban homestead
Answering questions afterwards
Freedom Gardens swap table
Folks crowd around to see what goodies people have brought
Petting the goats
The chow line