Finally, there’s some sunshine and warmth in the air. For our Community Roots program, that’s the signal for a very busy spring season. Even though it’ll take a while before delicious fresh food gets harvested out of our CSA farm and the Shared Harvest Garden, there’s plenty of activity in preparation.
This week, our own Roots CSA will be out at the Kootenai County Farmers Market this Saturday in Hayden. Come out to purchase some early-season seedlings and meet our new CSA team, Sue Selle and Kara Carelton. Proceeds go back into our Community Roots efforts.
Also, you’ll want to mark your calendars for the annual yard sale fundraiser for the Roots program. It’ll be held out at the CSA in Dalton Gardens on June 11th for all of your yard sale purchases this spring. However, between now and then if you’re doing your spring cleaning and you come across stuff you’d like to unload contribute to the sale, contact Korrine at rootscsa [at] kealliance.org to make a donation and arrange for a pickup.
Purely for the fun of it, our Roots program is working with Coeur d’Alene’s Bike-to-work Week to sponsor the 2nd annual Roots Pursuit bicycle challenge, Saturday May 21. This amazingly fun friends & family event pits teams of two or three riders against each other in bike and brain challenges around town. Pick up a registration form on our website, or at Java on Sherman. Even if you’re not part of a team, come down and watch the fun at one of the challenges from 10:00-12:00 at Tubbs Hill, City Park, or Phippeny Park. Check out all the other Bike-to-work week events too.
Finally, Korrine and the Community Roots team will be presenting all the big plans at the regularly scheduled Lunch and Learn at the Iron Horse at noon on the 19th.