Thursday, October 29, 2009

Daily Acts’ Ripple the World Fundraising Breakfast

Erin Axlerod, a former Green String intern, asked me to post an announcement for this event she's putting on with Daily Acts. It sounds like it'll be a lot of fun! Be sure to let Erin know if you'd like to attend!

Join hundreds of inspiring green leaders and citizens at

Daily Acts’ Ripple the World Fundraising Breakfast (Free, Organic)

Thursday, November 5th 8AM - 9:30AM
Petaluma, California

The season's fast RIPPLE THE WORLD! Daily Acts has converted thousands of square feet of public lawns to food production sites. We are partnering with Petaluma Bounty, Rebuilding Together Petaluma, and Petaluma Water Resources & Conservation on October 24th to transform 7,000 square feet of City Hall Lawn! We conduct sustainability tours and workshops to make people aware of the ecological crises we face, while inspiring them to act! Please join us to celebrate our work and raise the vital money which sustains this organization!

RSVP to Erin Axelrod (previous green string intern) by emailing or calling 707.789.9664

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hi there, Winter!

Anyone else notice how suddenly the hills turned from brown to green in the last few days? It means winter's on its way, and I can't wait.

On the farm, summer's the season of huge harvests, production gluts, and lots of hard work. During the warmer months, everyone at Green String works around the clock, and the rewards -- tomatoes, berries, eggplant, and all those seasonal delights -- are well worth the effort. But as the days get shorter, colder, and rainier, things begin to slow down. Zucchinis give way to pumpkins and delicata squash, and long days in the field give way to long evenings in the kitchen. (Well, less long days in the field. The crew, interns, and other staff around here are the hardest workers I've ever known, no matter the season!)

We still have plenty of bright, sunny fall days left before winter's truly here. We're spending our time winterizing chicken houses, getting the winter crops planted, and the interns are learning how to chop wood for their stove. Those calm, cozy nights by the fire aren't too far off now.

Friday, October 2, 2009

October Newsletter

In this issue:
  • In the store
  • Farm News
  • Canning Revival
  • Recipes:
    • Blistered PadrĂ³ns
    • Fresh Tomato Soup
    • Roasted Eggplant

Read it online
Download the PDF

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Soil tour

Alright, I know we've already announced the farm tour this weekend, but I'm so excited about it that I've got to push it a little more.

On Saturday, two of our fantastic interns are leading a walk & talk around the farm. Matt and Federico are planning a great little lesson on soil health that should interest experts and novices alike. Ever wondered what's the big deal about compost, humus, minerals, and cover crops? The interns will walk you through it, figuratively and literally, and explain the Green String methods of soil improvement.

If you'd like to come get your hands dirty, meet Matt and Federico at the farm store at noon on Saturday. Make sure you wear good walking shoes! If you've got a moment, drop us a line at so we know how many people to expect.