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June 1st resend

Quick alert to all 200 of you on this virtual farm market list:
We have lots of asparagus, rhubarb, lettuce, kale, collards, chard and parsley ready to harvest.
I was going to write ‘fresh’ but that’s what any vendor says, fresh donuts, fresh coffee, fresh produce(harvested who knows where who knows when). So our veg are “not fresh” (pun: get it???) They are waiting for you to order.

Also have lots of eggs, beef, pork, stewing hens.

Work party at O99 this saturday: all welcome 10am to whenever.

Eggs are three doz for price of two, for XL that’s less than $5/doz average. I hope you’ll donate that extra dozen to a neighbour and get them liking farm raised organic eggs.
My climate/biodiversity links this week:
The Tyee:StartReporting Climate Emergency
“In other words, these sources seemed more interested in convincing Canadians there isn’t a climate crisis than actually reporting on it.”
The Good Ancestor. A poem for those who care too much.
How to enjoy the end of the world Lecture by Prof Sidney Smith, Virginia Tech Green Party keynote. It’s long, the teaser offered in the title comes at last 5 minutes or so. I have made notes summary of the whole thing if you would like to save 90 minutes of excellent presentation.
What would deep adaptation to a climate crisis entail?
Resilience asks us “how do we keep what we really want to keep?”
Relinquishment asks us “what do we need to let go of in order to not make matters worse?”
Restoration asks us “what can we bring back to help us with the coming difficulties and tragedies?
Finally, a fourth question to guide our reflection on how to navigate our climate tragedy: Reconciliation “What could I make peace with to lessen suffering?”

Healthy eating
Ian and Cami