[montanafood_ag] News from HCG

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Thu Jun 23 13:16:57 MDT 2016

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** Local Event: Lactofermentation

Mark your calendars for an
Introduction to Lactofermentation demonstration
put on by CJ Puotinen
Saturday, July 9th from 10:00 to 11:30 am at
The Natural Grocers market in Helena.

Natural Grocers will provide vegetables, culture starter, and other materials, and attendees will work in groups to create lactofermented foods for people to take home and enjoy. There will be homemade samples, and the store stocks fermented foods to sample a nd give away as door prizes.

Natural Grocers does not take reservations, so it's first-come first-served. The back of the store has a kitchen/classroom area, and the demonstration begins promptly at 10:00, so plan to come a few minutes early!

Participants can also sign up then for the Helena Community Gardens lactofermentation worskhop being held in October at the Plymouth Church.

In addition to being an EFT practitioner and trainer, Emotion Code Practitioner, Body Code Practitioner, and Professional Health and Wellness Coach, CJ Puotinen is the author of 23 books and more than 100 magazine articles, most of them dealing with holistic health.

** Amazon Smile

Did you know every time you shop at Amazon, you could be supporting HCG?
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice, which could be HCG!
So shop away!

** How is your Garden Growing?


Please send photos of your plot or veggies, we love to share on Facebook and in newslettters!

Plymouth Garden looking good!

Helena Food Share's Veggie Tower

** Success! Fundraiser at Triple Divide Spirits


Thanks to everyone who came down to support HCG.  It was a busy night with lots of Gardeners, plus many other people, including Alive at Five-ers.

It was fun to socialize and visit, and the delicious appetizers (stuffed mushrooms, apple bars, spanikopita, chex mix...) were a hit and GREAT PR!
Hats off to the organizers and goodie-makers!

Board Co-Chair Kim Howard, and Board member Marie Bourgeois chat while Cash chows down on the treats.

** Meals for kids: Summer lunches

Give a big round of applause to Helena School District for increasing their summer meal program from 1 open site to 5!  Sites will be open M-F June 13 - August 12 in the following spots:

Memorial Park: 11:00 - 12:30
Bryant Elementary: 11:30 - 12:15
Barney Park: 11:00 - 12:00
Lincoln Park: 11:00 - 11:45
Skelton Park: 12:00 - 12:45

Please help kick-off the summer with water fun, dunk tanks, and games for the whole family on Tuesday, June 21st at Memorial Park. Meals are FREE to youth 18 and under. Adult lunches are available for $4.00 each. Sodexo (http://helenagardens.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=3360ec23368a138bea764d654&id=d70c51220f&e=c68c994898)  will be preparing the summer meals.

** Ongoing:  HCG Outreach and Education Events 2016
Saturday, July 9   10am-11:30pm
Lactofermentation Workshop:
Hands on learning and demonstration
The Natural Grocers, 3061 North Montana
Saturday, September 17   10am-12pm
Food Preservation Demo:
Canning, Freezing, Dehydrating
Lewis & Clark Co Extension Office (Fairgrounds)

Saturday, September 24   10am-12pm
Finding Rainbows in the Garden, for Kids:
Harvest the spectrum of veggie colors & flavors
North Valley Co-Op CSA
Saturday, October 8   10am-12pm
Lacto Fermentation Workshop
Registration required
Plymouth Church, 400 S Oakes St.

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