Edmund’s Perfect Squash

by Raven East Brook

The real name is South Anna Butternut Squash, but at East Brook we often refer to it as “Edmund’s Perfect Squash”.

The Mimosa community in Louisa, Virginia, has a community business called Commonwealth Seeds, especially squash seeds.  South Anna Butternut is one of their more successful sells.

These are the squash
Mimosa’s squash crew: Erin, Silas, Edmund, Amy, and Rejoice
Gathering the squash
Squash by the truckload
Amy and Edmund bake the squash
Lots of squash
Edmund, Rejoice, and squash

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Communities

  • Compersia Community
  • East Brook Community Farm
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  • Twin Oaks Community

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  • Aaron Michels
  • Brenda Thompson
  • Caroline Elbert
  • Cathy Loyd
  • Em Stiles
  • Jenn Morgan
  • Janey Amend-Bombara
  • Jonathan Thaler
  • Joseph A Klatt
  • Julia Elizabeth Evans
  • Kai Koru
  • Kathleen Brooks
  • Laurel Baez
  • Lynette Shaw
  • Magda schonfeld
  • Michael Hobson
  • Nance & Jack Williford
  • Peter Chinman
  • Sumner Nichols
  • Tobin Moore
  • Warren Kunce
  • William Croft
  • William Kadish
  • William Scarborough

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Edmund’s Perfect Squash

Putting the Farm to Bed

by Raven

I am currently up at East Brook Community Farm and it’s late autumn. East Brook’s major source of income is from their agricultural work. At this time of the year, that work is finishing.

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Dried up tomato vines.

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Corn stalks. I will be taking them down and using them for compost to help grow new plants in the future.

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These are potato beds which have been dug up. Garlic will be planted in them soon.

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The kale is still being harvested. I think that they look like tiny palm trees.

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This is frost damage on the cabbage plants. The good parts will be used to make sauerkraut.

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Dried Echinacea. The birds apparently love the seeds.

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  • Compersia Community
  • East Brook Community Farm
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  • Twin Oaks Community

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  • Aaron Michels
  • Brenda Thompson
  • Cathy Loyd
  • Em Stiles
  • Jenn Morgan
  • Jonathan Thaler
  • Julia Elizabeth Evans
  • Kai Koru
  • Kathleen Brooks
  • Laurel Baez
  • Lynette Shaw
  • Magda schonfeld
  • Michael Hobson
  • Nance & Jack Williford
  • Peter Chinman
  • Sumner Nichols
  • Tobin Moore
  • Warren Kunce
  • William Croft
  • William Kadish

Thanks! 

 

Putting the Farm to Bed

Food at Twin Oaks

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@jacquelinelasry and I pulled all this food out of 2 dumpsters on Saturday. These little dumpster monsters helped me process and eat it all. From left to right we have 16 cans of coffee, a big bowl of citrus, a hotel pan full of fruit, a hotel pan full of veggies, cakes & pastries, juice and tea, 28 loaves of bread, several pounds of hummus, fruit cups, snack packs, cheese, 16 ham steaks, bacon, chicken, smoked salmon, a 3 pack of razors, command hooks, an ethernet cable, and a bag of chia seeds. Thank DumpRa that I have a community to feed. -Julia . . . #dumpsterdiving #dumpster #dumpsterdivinghaul #realfoodrevolution #groceryindustrialcomplex #foodsystem #communelife #intentionalcommunity

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Food at Twin Oaks