getting started in the greenhouse

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microgreens grow!

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Ways you could be involved this semester…

– working with local farmers to better understand growing produce in the Walla Walla valley
– developing a plan for building an independent greenhouse on campus just for S.A.W.!
– collaborating with the Real Food Challenge to spread education about the local food movement
– watering and delivering our greens
– managing our finances (S.A.W. is a business, we have profit to use!)
– bringing filmmakers to campus (┬áis on board for November – help us plan the screening!)
– and more!
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Welcome back to school!

The pea shoots have been planted and we are back on track for another successful semester of growing micro greens and basil! For those of you who are interested in getting involved, we will be having an information session at 12:30 this coming Sunday the 11th. Hope to see you there!

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Parsley Facts and Food Environment Atlas

After a thesis-induced hiatus, the SAW blog is back up and running.

One crop that SAW is experimenting with this semester (and that you may have received if you were at Outhouse Unplugged) is parsley.

As we continue to nurse our little parsley plants and as you potentially do the same, we thought it would be great to share some interesting facts about parsley. Look at the rich history of these little green guys! Continue reading

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SNAP and Food Security in America

Did you know that 1 in 8 Americans participates in the SNAP program, formally known as food stamps? In Walla Walla in 2009, 14% of people and 27% of children were on food stamps, which represents a 37% increase from 2007. Furthermore, many Americans who are eligible for the program do not participate. The following Magnum photo essay, Hunger in America by Christopher Anderson, explores the complex reasons for participation and non participation in the program.

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Attention Pea Shoot Lovers

We’ve taken our second stab at passing out shoots in the library, only to find that hardly anyone is here. But if you’re reading this right now, Thursday the tenth around 8 pm, you can get some of these sweet treats at this very moment. Look for a tray of greens on a table by the front windows on the main floor.

Sadly, this offer is now over. Keep your eyes out for us in future, though, you might see us again.

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