- Mandela Food Cooperative’s opening this past weekend. West Oakland has not had a full service grocer in three years. It’s unconscionable. The worker-owned MFC is working to set this wrong right by supplying locals with food from farms no more than 170 miles away from Oakland and offering nutritional education workshops. In addition, the cooperative will soon make grocery pick up available directly from West Oakland BART. More from the Oakland Tribune here. Congratulations to everyone who worked hard to make this happen!
- The Au Revoir Simone show this Saturday, June 13th at Bimbo’s in San Francisco. You should visit their website to see some amazing collages and listen to lightly twinkeling bells and organ behind their smooth vocals (song: “The Lucky One”). At $16 the show is a steal. Why don’t you join me?
The women of Au Revoir Simone
- Heronswood, a new nursery discovery for special perrenials. Heronswood has tons of hellebores (my favorite flower) in every color imaginable. In spite of the fact I just planted seven new hellebores ranging from green to dark purple/black, I still want more. I’m considering the “Ivory Prince” in particular. And how about this oriental poppy called “Ruffled Patty?” How wild is she?