Monday, August 8, 2011

Important Dates

Today, August 8th, is "Sneak a Zucchini on your Neighbor's Porch Day." Aside from abandoning your overabundance of produce in the middle of the night, celebrating the day with a chocolate zucchini cake sounds just fine. SCAD designer Megan Ave'Lallemant even has a greeting card for the occasion.

But seriously, if your garden is overflowing with more vegetables than you can eat, freeze, or turn into sauce, jam, or bread, why not share them? Grow and Share, is a local program that delivers fresh fruits and veggies to the Food Bank to fight hunger and poor nutrition in our area. Donating is easy, even if you're not a gardener; I just purchase an extra squash or melon or whatever and stash it in the ice chest at the Grow and Share outpost at my Farmers' Market. Great idea, don't you think?

Shower Me With Stars.
Wake up before dawn this week to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower. Here's a sky watching guide from EarthSky and a great quote: "Remember, meteor showers are like fishing. You go, you enjoy nature…  and sometimes you catch something."

Enjoy August.
Download a calendar from Bento Box Gifts so you don't miss any other important dates this month.

No comments: