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June 2008 Bloomingnews

Download a copy of our June 2008 newsletter.

Stories include:

  • Faces of Bloomingfoods: Katie Zukof
  • Downtown Bloomingfoods Earns Backyard Wildlife Certification
  • Tuesday Market Opens June 3rd at 6th & Madison
  • Thanks from PetsALIVE
  • Plant a Row for the Hungry Effort Takes Root
  • Second Call for BCS Board Candidates
June 2008 Bloomingnews

Faces of Bloomingfoods: Katie Zukof: From Argentina to an Urban Garden: Cultivating a Love of Local & Seasonal Foods. "I got hooked on local foods when I moved to Argentina in 2005 to volunteer for two seasons on a couple of organic farms. Without a lot of money to spare, the families that I lived with ate what they had in abundance – and that meant they ate seasonally and locally."

Downtown Bloomingfoods Earns Backyard Wildlife Certification: Exterior of Our Original Limestone Store Provides Habitat for House Sparrows. The Downtown Bloomingfoods, in the alley off Kirkwood, has recently been certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation and the Center for Sustainable Living.

Tuesday Market Opens June 3rd at 6th & Madison: Beginning on Tuesday June 3rd, shoppers will be able to find the Farmers’ Market on Madison Street at our Near West Side Market and Deli!

Thanks from PetsALIVE: Bloomingfoods on East 3rd Street hosts point-of-sale donations boxes at our check stands, rotating among many worthy local social service agencies. One of these is PetsALIVE, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending pet overpopulation in south-central Indiana through the operation of a regional, low-cost spay/neuterclinic. We recently received a letter of thanks from Chris Tann, representing PetsALIVE.

Plant a Row for the Hungry Effort Takes Root: The 2008 planting season is upon us – pull out your hoes and spades and start that victory garden! Whether you are a seasoned gardener with a yard full of veggies, or you have a window with a few containers, donating some of your harvest to help folks in need have a fresh, local meal will make a difference.

Second Call for BCS Board Candidates:Join us. Your co-op board is now recruiting candidates for a two-year term beginning November 2008. A good board member spends a minimum of eight hours a month preparing for and attending required meetings. Many more hours can be added to this commitment if you become board president or volunteer for committees and participate in other trainings. These hours can be rich experiences for those of us who want to be engaged in meaningful work that revitalizes the planet.