Garden tasks, continued

14 Nov

Just to clarify, the EC assignments are to help you inform yourself, broaden your knowledge base, and bolster your grade. The garden tasks are part of being in a participatory democracy, where everybody contributes something of their doing/making/being to the collaborative project.

Quick breakdown: if it involves bettering/improving/re-thinking the garden as a whole, it is probably a garden task. If it improves your mind, but is not connected to the larger system, it is probably an EC task.

Here are a few more garden tasks:

–notes on Nov 23 (2 people, MUST collaborate + compile to be considered complete)

–photos for Nov 23 (MUST coordinate with note-takers to be complete)

–visit the garden Florence runs at the MNH in Expo Park, 500w report on what it is, what it does, and how we can learn from it;

–same for the CSU mini-urban farm. See here for their hours, events;

–attend the talk on medicinal mushrooms Monday Nov 15 at the Museum of Natural History, and write a 500w report on how we might incorporate its ideas into our garden:

November 15 (Monday) 7:30 PM LAMS General Meeting
Speaker: Steve Farrar, Mushroom Matrix
Presentation: “Medicinal Mushrooms”
http://www.lamushrooms.org

Steve Farrar has been involved with commercial production of mushrooms for over 20 years.  He will discuss human, animal and plant health aspects of mushrooms, including ways that mushrooms and mushroom-derived products can be used to deal with health and environmental challenges.   Product samples for people and pets will be available as well.

Los Angeles Mycological Society – LAMS is a non-profit group whose purpose is to foster and expand the understanding and appreciation of mycology (that is the study of mushrooms and fungi). We create and sponsor fun mushroom related events and help people learn about and identify mushrooms they find in the greater Los Angeles area.

–visit any community garden in LA, write a 500w report on who they are, what they do, and what we can learn from them;

–read around the website for Oxy’s Center for Food and Justice research center. Write a 500w report that brings out some of their initiatives, and hooks into our–South LA–neighborhood. Maybe make some preliminary suggestions about how a USC community garden could be useful in helping serve any of these needs.

–make a list of 10 “must-buy”  books for the library (any library). Research on Homer, Worldcat, the bookstore at the MNH, the LA community garden council website, or the libraries themselves. Also, gardening magazines and blogs may have good insights. You DO need to have read at least part of the book–or several VERY good reviews–to advise buying it.

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10 Responses to “Garden tasks, continued”

  1. Aaron Hoogstraten November 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    I can take photos on the 23rd and coordinate with the note takers.

  2. pinhsienlee123 November 14, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    I can be the 2nd person taing photos. on 23rd

    • edibleeducation November 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

      hmm, we only need 1 photo person. you can take notes, though, if you want…or weed the garden one week. that is getting left out.

  3. haean November 14, 2010 at 11:25 pm #

    Professor!!! 🙂 Can I do notetaking on Nov.23rd?

    • edibleeducation November 15, 2010 at 12:15 pm #

      OK, please work with Aaron (and maybe Patrick) to coordinate.

  4. pinhsienlee123 November 15, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    I will be the 2nd person taking the notes!

    • edibleeducation November 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

      OK, please coordinate w/Aaron and Haean to make 1 blog post.

  5. catherjc November 15, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

    Professor,
    I’ll read Oxy’s site about their Center for Food and Justice. When is the due date for the report?

    -Catherine

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