- This week felt like it had more of a rhythm to it, a good balance of socializing and reading and thinking and working on things.
- An exciting conversation with Diana about ✨possibilities✨
- Visited the Newtown Creek Digester Eggs and learned all about wastewater treatment. Extremely my shit.
- Sat in on a People&Company workshop on community starting
- Cooked a fluffy omelette with baby kale, fondue, a veggie tom kha, an egg and potato hash. Ate lots of cooked leftovers from the previous week. My first Neapolitan pizza dough is in progress.
- Transplanted some tomato, eggplant, and strawberry starts
- Didn't go to the gym at all, but did make myself a little hand-drawn calendar about when the pool is/n't open to encourage going more next week.
- Booked a flight for totally the wrong day 😱 but quickly fixed it.
- Borrowed TOO MANY books from the library, so many it's been hard to pick what to read!
- Assembling a portfolio
- Putting together resources for a 4 hour workshop I'm getting paid to run on May 15th
Nadia Berenstein: Clean Label's Dirty Little Secret
Words like “natural” create expectations that the realities of commercial food production cannot justify. After all, what’s so natural about a plastic jar of hummus made with chickpeas from three countries, blended with oil from combine-harvested commodity crops, and whirred together by automated equipment in a warehouse, sitting on a refrigerated shelf? The simplicity of clean label is an illusion.
Sam Bloch: Shade
The original settlement of Los Angeles conformed roughly to the Law of the Indies, a royal ordinance that required streets to be laid out at a 45-degree angle, ensuring access to sun in the winter and shade in the summer.