Harvest 2011 Contents

cover-Harvest-2011EDITOR’S MIXING BOWL

NOTABLE EDIBLES:
Just Fine Design
Starter Bakery
Boffo Cart and Sam’s Log Cabin
Food Forward
PBS TV Show

GIVE AND TAKE:
The East Bay’s growing food-sharing culture
The Shareable Food Movement Meets the Law

LOCAL VISIONARIES:
Transition groups plant the seeds for a homegrown future
The Lazy Gourmet
meets Transition Albany

WHAT’S IN SEASON:
Eggplants with a highlight on Lucero Farms

SEVEN STARS OF THE HARVEST SEASON
and Peter Piper’s Kraut recipe from Jessica Prentice

A PASSION FOR GRAVENSTEINS:
In the Bay Wolf Kitchen with Pastry Chef Jennifer Altman

CHEESE WITHOUT THE COW:
The non-dairy artisanal delights of raw nut cheeses

THE DISH ON DAIRY DIRT:
Ruminations on composted manure

GARDENS OF DARKNESS:
Mushroom farming in a concrete jungle

OAKLAND CONTEMPLATES A “BILL OF RIGHTS” FOR URBAN FARMERS

A CONVERSATION WITH COLLEEN PATRICK-GOUDREAU:
Author of The 30-Day Vegan Challenge

ABOUT OUR COVER ARTIST

The cover art this issue (as well as here and in the Eggplant article) is by Celia Wedding, a native Californian who creates drawings, prints, and paintings in watercolor, oil, and acrylic from her studio in Oakland. Over the years, Celia’s work has been exhibited in a variety of solo and group shows in California, Connecticut, and New York. Among her many awards is the first place she won in 2010 at “West Coast Prints” organized by the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, California.

Speaking about her work Celia says:

“The fruits and flowers, stems and leaves of edible plants are so beautifully varied in color and shape. The wonderful detail of a petal or flower or fruit, the emotional response it brings from the heart and belly is something an artist can dig into. Our lives depend on these products of farm and garden to nourish us and enhance the form of our existence. What a pleasure they are to draw and paint.

“And then comes the world of birds . . . I have always been fascinated by them. They live in a separate place among us: their own parallel universe. If you pay attention you realize this. I am amazed by the resilience and strength of their almost weightless bodies.”

Contact Celia Wedding at veridian66@aol dot com.

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