GreatNonProfits 2009 Green Choice Winner!

GreatNonProfits 2009 Green Choice Winner!
Green Choice Winner 2009

Monday, February 11, 2008

Koshland Garden Work Day 2/10!

Today was a fabulous day- the skies were blue and the weather was lovely!

A bunch of folks made it out to the garden today to help out- community gardeners, students from John Muir Elementary, Everett Middle School, neighbors and our fabulous new Garden for the Environment volunteers, Katie and Lisa!

We did a whole bunch of winter weeding, spread a new layer of mulch through the garden and the park, did some pruning and got the garden looking really great for the new semester of classes. Thank you to everyone who came out, and we look forward to seeing folks on Wednesday afternoons, 2:30-5pm, when we will begin our regular work and play time in the garden.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

February Work Party!

Thanks to all of our awesome volunteers who came out to make the garden shine on February 9th! We did a lot of much needed weeding, dug around in the compost, planted and mulched.

All of this hard work makes a huge difference in the health and beauty of the garden, making it more enjoyable for everyone who comes to visit! It is always so rewarding to get to spend time with community who come out to participate in the workdays, we always have a lot of fun, and this time it was great to have dogs and babies keeping us company!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Gonzo Burgers!

Gonzo Burgers

2 1/2 cups garbanzo bean sprouts (or canned)
4 large eggs
grated zest of one large lemon
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 onion chopped
1 cup toasted breadcrumbs
1 cup other sprouts (optional)
1 tablespoon olive oil

1. If using garbanzo bean sprouts, steam them until just tender, about 10 minutes. If using canned garbanzos, drain them before measuring.
2. Saute the onion and cilantro (and herbs if you like) until translucent, adding a little of the salt while they cook. Set aside to cool.
3. Toast the bread crumbs and set aside too.
4. Combine garbanzos, eggs, & remaining salt in a food processor or blender. Puree until the mixture is the consistency of very thick, slightly chunky hummus. Pour into a mixing bowl and add the cilantro onion mixture, lemon zest, sprouts, and bread crumbs. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes for the breadcrumbs to absorb some of the moisture. Stay on the moister side of things, you can still sprinkle some breadcrumbs in as you go. If too dry, a bit of water or egg can be used to moisten the batter.
5. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over medium low, add 4 patties, cover and cook for 7-10 minutes, until the bottoms begin to brown. Turn up the heat if there is no browning at this point. Flip the patties and cook the second side for 7 minutes until golden.
6. Remove & cool on a wire rack. TO serve, carefully cut each patty in half, insert your favorite fillings: sauteed chard with garlic, cheese & tomatoes, avocados, etc.

Adapted from Heidi Swanson, 101 Cookbooks

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