I've been busy in my neighborhood here in Oakland, CA, gossiping, agitating and planning. The school board is on notice: they had better not close my son's elementary school! Making waves and causing trouble, like generations of pushy mothers before me. Grace Paley would be proud. She wrote countless stories while noodging the powers-that-be in New York City in the 20th century.
Am also running a new blog devoted to local food and sustainable living. We're organizing parties to preserve citrus and cabbage. Marmalade, Moroccan preserved lemons, and sauerkraut! Plum jam in the summer, pear butter and olives in the fall. Here in Oakland the fruit falls off the trees and goes to waste - many of us want to do something about it, while building community ties.
Introducing: Think Global, Eat Laurel.