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Day 24: Dirty Dozen/ Clean Fifteen


"I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free." -Wendell Barry, "The Peace of Wild Things"" in Green River Review, No. 1 (1968)


1) Read the Dirty Dozen/Clean Fifteen list.

2) Make at least one home-cooked meal using your new knowledge about produce, or purchase the organic/sustainable option in Benson or #3 (below).

3) Drop by The Forge for a cooking demonstration for a Food Day "Service and Celebration" event from 2-5 pm today, October 24th. The cooking demo, hosted by Charles Lewis, Assistant General Manager for the Adobe Lodge, will take place at 3 pm. Samples will be offered, as well as other light refreshments and snacks. Gardening and volunteering activities will also be taking place during this time.


- Notice how your body feels after consuming fresh, organic produce.

- Did your home-cooked meal taste different?

- Is this change some thing you can work towards everyday?

Contributed by Rose Madden (Forge Garden, Center for Sustainability), Samantha Kibbish (Center for Student Leadership) & Charles Lewis (Dining Services)

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Mary Smoker said on Oct 24, 2013
Thanks to Rose and Charles for sharing amazing fresh and delicious salad, soup and veggies at the Forge today! I came home to pick more fresh lettuce in our garden and added flower pedals - a tip I learned at today's demonstration.
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