A friend sent me a link to a website that she thought I might be interested in. It’s a local organization called EAT South and they are dedicated to sustainable farming/food/lifestyle and education. Here’s a bit of information on what they do:
EAT South encourages healthy lifestyles through education and sustainable food production in urban areas throughout the Southeast.
EAT South envisions communities across the Southeast that have access to fresh, healthy, affordable food and the knowledge about food preparation that supports a healthy lifestyle.
Access to fresh healthy food is a basic human right A healthy diet includes significant quantities of fresh fruits and vegetables Supporting local food production is good for our economy and our health Sustainable food production reduces the environmental impact of our food system and supports healthy lifestyles Well-designed communities encourage long-term healthy lifestyles.
If you want to learn more, you can go to their website:
Why am I bothering to make blog post about this you might ask? Well, I was on their homepage reading about their work and I saw an old friend in their promotional materials. Do you see her? (click to enlarge)
There’s my sweet chicken Violet in the second picture. Some of you will remember that Rosie, Daisy and Violet lived at Hampstead Farms for a brief period before they moved to my friend Debbie’s farm. You can read about that in my retired blog www.mychickendiary.com
The two post in particular that document their move are here: http://mychickendiary.com/2012/01/31/operation-chicken-relocation/ and http://mychickendiary.com/2012/02/17/new-beginning/
On the day this picture was taken the Montessori kids had just been introduced to the girls by a crazy woman in a chicken suit. (Man that thing was HOT!) So Violet obliged a young farmer with a hug and someone took a picture. I was both happy and sad to see this and I just wanted to write about it. Hope it made you smile. Nice to see that the legacy of my little backyard experiment lives on in some small way. Good seeing you again my little alpha chick! 🙂