As you may have heard, the future of the Duluth Seed Library is in question. This library, which makes it possible for users to share the extra seeds they’ve collected at the end of the gardening season with others, is proving difficult to maintain in the face of laws requiring large-scale seed tests before they are sold or given away. This evening there will be an informational meeting about the seed sharing issue–if you are interested in finding out more about this situation, join the Institute for a Sustainable Future, Duluth Seed Library committee members, and city councilors at this meeting. It’ll be held at Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. East., on Thursday, December 11 from 7:15-8:30 p.m. Neighborhood gardeners and anyone interested in food access and sustainability issues are invited to attend and get informed about this important topic.
The issue will also be addressed at Monday’s Duluth City Council meeting, to be held at 7 pm in the 3rd floor Council Chamber at City Hall on 411 W. 1st St.
For more details, check out the library’s event page here.
As the days get colder and the nights get longer, 2014’s Vegetable of the Year really comes into its own. One Vegetable, One Community will be celebrating the legumey goodness on October 24 at Holy Family Church–check here for details. It’s a neighborhood potluck, and we’re all invited!
What are your favorite bean recipes? This one comes from Budget Bytes, a recipe blog that everyone trying to eat tasty food on the cheap should know about. Here it is: black bean-sweet potato-chipotle burgers. Smoky, a little sweet, very savory, super filling…and one of these guys will run you about the same as something off the value menu at the drive-through, while making your insides much happier.
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Turns out that if you let the community transform a space, they’ll do it with gusto! Over 1,000 people came out to Lincoln Park Meet on the Street yesterday, Sunday July 13. For a few hours, 3rd St. between 24th and 27th Avenues West was a new community center–a space where you could get to know your neighbors, play some games, enjoy storytime under the trees, cover the asphalt with chalk art, meet Laverne the Lake Superior Zoo chinchilla and her creepy-crawly buddies, and much more.
Did you go to Meet on the Street? Share your story here. Tell us what you liked or didn’t like–and stay tuned for next year! Can we make it 1500? Or even more?
It’s the final countdown! The Lincoln Park Meet on the Street event will be taking place this coming Sunday afternoon, July 13, from 2 pm to 6 pm, rain or shine. This is a chance for some fun activities and community building in a space that’s usually dominated by cars–Third Street between 24th and 27th Avenues West. This event, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Center for Prevention and other local sponsors, is totally free and open to the public.
What would you do if you could play in the street? Would you throw a Frisbee, have a picnic, do cartwheels up and down the street, or draw on the asphalt with chalk? Would you break out your bike or your yoga mat? Would you play pickup basketball or crochet a lamppost cozy or simply take a nap in the sun? You’re only limited by your imagination! (Disclaimer: Also by local, state, and federal laws, of course.) This is an event designed to help us all rethink the way we look at public space.
There will be free food (thank you, Duluth Grill!) and plenty of activities, so come on out!