Green Noble Reading and Action Group
This study group is considering the momentum that is growing in the neighborhood around "green" initiatives. There are long established community Gardens and newer ones. There's a Pocket Pollinator project with 10 neighbors on one street. Some vacant lots are being used for gardening by our refugee population. Talk is going on about "green" housing projects. the Noble Gardeners' Market will open in 2020 from August 1 - September 19. This group is looking at both specific issues as well as big picture topics to learn how the Noble neighborhoods can develop a new green identity.
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Sunday, March 8, 3:00pm, Noble Library
If you want to participate in our March 8 shiitake log inoculation exercise (see below for details), please let me know quickly. I’m thinking of limiting the class to 10, but may schedule a second class if interest is high.
More on shiitakes:
Shiitake (note the double “i”) mushrooms grow on logs, most often oak. In Japanese the word “shiitake” means “mushroom that grows on oak.” We’ll use both sweet gum (a tree trimming gift from the Hoffmans) and oak (from Orange) at our March inoculation session. I’ll provide the spawn, wax and special drills.)
We’ll 1) drill holes with our special 10,000 RPM drills that come with just the right-sized short drill bit, 2) pound in plugs of spawn and saw dust and 3) seal them in to retain moisture with a special wax. Here’s a video that shows a slower version of what we’ll do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKBdnf3RB6E. (Our drills will be much faster!)
We’ll charge each participant $10 to cover spawn and log transport costs. In return you’ll get one shiitake log to take home. Over the next 4-5 years you will be able to harvest about $50 worth of shiitakes---all much, much tastier than the mass-produced ones you can get at Whole Foods.
Please let me know soon if you plan to participate.
Sunday, February 9, 3:00pm, Noble Library
1. We’ve become more active on Facebook. Please join the Green Noble private group and our discussions.
2. We’re meeting now on 2nd Sundays at 3 at the Noble Library. (1st Sundays hit too many holidays).
3. We’re showing Dirt: The Movie at our 2/9 meeting. Here’s the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8_dN5YWnyc
4. If you want to participate in our March 8 shiitake log inoculation exercise (see below for details), please let me know quickly. I’m thinking of limiting the class to 10, but may schedule a second class if interest is high.