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July 30, 2012

Off the Hook: A Maine Community Supported Fishery

Most of us have heard of Community Supported Agriculture or CSAs, but in one coastal region in Maine, fishermen, congregations and Seacoast community members are taking things to a whole new level.  In late July, two women from the Southern coast of Maine, Amy Richards and Marcia Gibbons, launched a new program by which customers from the Seacoast food shed may purchase shares of fish and lobster in one of the region’s newest CSFs, Community Support Fisheries. 

robillardThe fishing industry in the Seacoast region of New England has long struggled with the ups and downs of an unpredictable fishing ...


July 27, 2012

Empowerment Huerto de la Familia-style

woman farming
Huerto de la Familia (The Family Garden) is a partner organization that PHP supports. They do wonderful work to expand opportunities and training in organic agriculture and business creation to families with the least access, but whom have great potential to benefit. Huerto de la Familia is bringing life-changing opportunities to families in their community. Learn more about their mission, their work and how to support Huerto’s programs.

And watch their fabulous film series, "Harvest of Pride," on their website!

 


A couple random items

1) Creative and waste-free ways to extend the life of your produce, in and out of the refrigerator

FRESH the Movie, in addition to being a great film (which you can borrow from PHP for showing) is a great resource for other things like extending the freshness of your produce!

Where you have strawberries, tomatoes or sweet corn, here are ways to store all those fruits and vegetables, especially if you’re trying to avoid using plastic bags, from the Berkeley Farmers Market. 

2) Hunger in Your County

And you can find out about hunger in your own county with this map from Feeding America which covers the entire country. I looked at the stats for the county where Louisville is located and was intrigued. The data is from 2010.