At Blossom Center, the community hub for local food and activities, Summer is shaping up as follows… (Co-creation by participants is the key to what happens, so jump in with your help & ideas.)
LOCAL FOOD: Twice Weekly Meals continue. Tuesday Dinners at 5:30pm, and Thursday Lunches at 12:30pm. Donate what you feel appropriate; no one turned away for lack of funds. There’s side dishes, vegetables, salad-bar, soups, dessert, home-made bread, plus the Menu for June main dishes for Tuesday dinners is: Chicken 5/30; Lasagna 6/6; Pot Roast 6/13; Turkey 6/20; Meatloaf 6/27. Menu for Thursday lunches: Pulled Pork 5/25; Mac & Cheese 6/1; Quiche 6/8; Ham 6/15; Sandwiches 6/22; Grilled Cheese & soup 6/29.
Area Events: 43rd Annual Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair, May 27 & 28, at Cummington Fairgrounds. Heather Baylis, who works her rug loom at Blossom Center, will go with her curly wool rug creation. She’ll be working on more creations at the loom. Stop in and see the progress.
Plant Swap: Hilltown Seed Savers Network had its annual spring plant and seedling swap on May 20th (also in Cummington). But all the remaining seedlings and bonus plants were passed on so the plant swap could come to Blossom Center. So there’ll be a place for Gift-Economy sharing of plant abundance. Take some plants to give them a good home. You can also bring some gift plants if you are thinning your garden beds. Bring pots/ containers too.
Green Construction: Blossom Center is located in the Green-design, energy-efficient building at 16 Bell Road in Middlefield. Going on now is completion of the pyramid room. It will be for class space, meditation, yoga, tai chi, Reiki, and available for health practitioners who want to sign up for time (massage, etc.).
Tai Chi Class will be offered by Joan on Fridays 2pm and Wednesdays 6pm, starting June 2, 2017, on drop-in basis. When the pyramid is done, classes will move into the pyramid room.
Solar Electric Tracking Poles: Just completed the install of a system of 5 solar power (PV) arrays that track the sun.