Thanks a heap to the Co-op staff who came out for a bean-threshing work party on August 24th. It was loads of fun, super productive, and I really enjoyed the company and enthusiasm. I have never had such a hard time dragging volunteers away from their work. And a beautiful day on top.
Just a word that this project is only partially aimed at making a profit - half of what we do is education and unfunded research, and we depend on volunteers to help us out so we don't burn out and move to a tropical island for early retirement (as if). If anyone has been wanting to get out here and see how exactly one might process their own backyard dry goods, get in touch with my by email for a one-on-one session or come to the next big work party:
Sunday, September 15th, 1-3pm
Sponsored by Sustainable Connections' EAT LOCAL MONTH
Threshing and Non-GMO corn harvest party
Go here for details: http://sustainableconnections.org/events/threshing-party-non-gmo-corn-project-harvest
Krista is a life-long resident of Whatcom County, Washington State. She has been gardening and farming in the area for over 15 years.