This sketch note created by our wonderful Board Chair Ameena Batada highlights the ways Bountiful Cities touched lives and grew food, community, and knowledge this year. Please consider supporting this work as we close out 2022! You can contribute HERE.
Here are more details about our impact this year:
Free Community Garden Workshops- topics ranged from mushroom cultivation to seed saving to tool repair - 10 workshops with over 300 attendees.
FEAST Programming - 1175 students at 11 schools and afterschool programs. Maintaining school gardens at 5 schools.
Seed Libraries - now in 5 locations, providing free seeds for community members.
Collaborative Apprenticeship Program - graduated 3 apprentices (paid a living wage) in pilot year with instruction from 30+ agriculture and food based organizations.
Events, Celebrations, Plant Sales, Fundraisers and Friendraisers - over 2000 people attended or participated in our events in 2022.
Cover your Rosemary and make Potatoes on Rosemary Skewers
Photo Credit: Katherine Brooks PhotographyIt's gonna be freezing cold and it's a great time to give your rosemary bush a little attention. Rosemary bushes can handle temps that drop below freezing but sometimes they will not survive when temps drop below the teens. You can trim a few stalks as you cover it with a sheet while the polar vortex is with us! This is a great appetizer or side dish that can go with your fancy holiday meal.
2 pounds small fresh potatoes
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
10-15 (4 inch long) sturdy rosemary stalks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss potatoes with olive oil and salt on a sheet pan. Roast Potatoes 30-35 minutes until they are tender. Let potatoes cool for a few minutes, then use a metal skewer or chopstick to put a hole all the way through the center of each potato. String the potatoes on the rosemary skewers. Serve warm or at room temperature as an appetizer,