RIGHT ABOUT now, if you’re thinking Team NZ, you’re possibly thinking about crazy-fast hydrofoiling catamarans (or if we’ve lost, maybe not).
But there is another example of teamwork in our story on the Riverton co-op on page 22. This might seem a quaint, old-fashioned way of doing business, but this is a community working together as a team to supply itself with mostly organic food, working hard to source as much of it as possible from the local area. For things that can’t be grown in the deepest part of Southland, they buy in bulk from growers to keep it affordable and high quality. Creating community can start much smaller than this. It might be neighbours sharing fruit or vegetables they’ve grown. It might be as organised as a wonderfully inspiring Angora goat farmer I know who started a monthly potluck dinner with her neighbours. For one night, they share a meal, meet any new people, say goodbye to the old, and foster a sense of teamwork that means something really special.
Correction, Plants with a Purpose (June) Note regarding Farmhouse Kitchen (June)
Mescalin: a nasty drug. Mesclun: a mix of salad plants. Please grow and eat mesclun – I apologise for thehe spelling error in our last issue. When making soap, the ratio of oils to lye and water is always worked out using a special soap-making calculator (there are lots s of free ones on the internet) as different oils and combinations of oils will affect ffect how much water and lye is required to make soap. The lye/water combination nationmustmust be exact, and must be measured in grams, not millilitres. .