Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Portland, Oregon - A Very Edible City

Portland is a city to feast in and on. 
And a city to look towards in terms of its sustainable practices, 
food security, and local initiatives...
There are delectable food carts (organized into pods of carts!!) all over the city, that sell locally grown, weird, and delicious snacks. 
There are raised beds (filled with edibles) decorating almost every residential meridian and sidewalk. 
...Edible Landscaping Galore:
Mini produce markets can be found, housed with delicious goods and local specialty items...

There seems to be signs pointing towards farmers markets on every city block!

And to top it all off (at the end of the meal): they have CURBSIDE COMPOST. 
Oh ya...The Local Micro Breweries: Also very good...
Food Art. 
We should definitely look toward Portland for some
ingenious ideas and initiatives for our own community. 

United Way - Downtown Carnival

The United Way invited the Public Produce Project to set up shop at the downtown carnival on Friday July 15. It was a great opportunity to chat with the community about the project and decorate the sidewalk as colourfully as we could. We had a lot of great feedback and may have even recruited some newbies! Huge thanks to Bonnie, Kevin, Jen, Robin, and Carole who volunteered their time, spread the good word of edibles, and created some fantastic sidewalk veggies!! 

Big thanks to the United Way and Jeff (organizer extraordinaire!) for inviting us to the carnival. 

oh ya, there were bubbles too!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Kamloops Daily News Goes Edible!!!

Jen has been spreading the wonderful word of edibles by initiating an edible garden project at the Kamloops Daily News. Now the little courtyard outside the rather large, concrete building has some lovely & delicious plants.
a little, lunch-time salad. 

photo credit: Jennifer Poohachoff