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Freeze Puts on the Heat


									                                   OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE PARK SLOPE FOOD COOP


Volume BB, Number 7                                                                                                                                                                 March 29, 2007

Freeze Puts on the Heat
By Barbara Ensor
       he good news for members of the Park Slope Food Coop is that we are
T      well poised to supply oranges or celery or whatever the next scarcity
       caused by extreme weather conditions will be. That is according
to Allen Zimmerman who is in charge of buying produce for the Coop.
                                                                                                               A Greener Future?
                                                                                                               By D. S. Aronson
                                                                                                                 f you turn and walk from the Park Slope Food
    The bad news is that we
almost certainly will be
scrambling for something.
If it isn’t a tornado in Ari-
zona it will be a monsoon
                                                                             It took just two weeks
                                                                         this year for the first big,
                                                                         wacky weather event to hit.
                                                                         It is “colder in the southern
                                                                         desert growing regions of
                                                                                                               I Coop west past Sixth Avenue, you’ll feel the
                                                                                                                 ground dip and then flatten. In a few blocks,
                                                                                                               you’ve traveled from Brownstone Brooklyn to
in the Midwest or some                                                   California than it has been           Gowanus, a neighborhood running roughly
other unthinkable weather                                                in twenty years,” wrote               north from Hamilton Parkway to Butler Street
aberration. Extreme weath-                                               Joan Harris from Albert’s
er conditions of all sorts                                               Organics in an e-mail                 and west from Third Avenue to Smith Street.
appear to be becoming the                                                dated January 15. Surreal
norm, according to Zim-                                                  images began to flood                    As the Gowanus border                           Green Gowanus
merman. “It used to be, we                                               Zimmerman’s            e-mail         communities of Red Hook,                           on April 10
could count on the week of                                               inbox; fields of lettuce              Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill,                        As the capping event to a
Thanksgiving as the begin-                                               under ice, delicate icicles           Cobble Hill, and Park Slope                        several-part summit spon-
ning of the Sunkist navel                                                hanging from oranges. Like            west of Fifth Avenue became                             sored by the Gowanus
orange season. And there                                                 everyone else responsible             hot properties in the                                    Canal Conservancy,
were other dates you could                                               for keeping their supermar-           recent, citywide real                                     a Green Go-wanus
rely on,” says Zimmerman.                                                ket produce aisles stocked,           estate boom, it
But that was then.                                                       Zimmerman nervously got               seemed only a matter
                                                                             in touch with his Florida         of time before inter-
Wild Weather                                                                 suppliers.                        est moved to the area
                               More than $2 billion worth of citrus
   Coping with the weather                                                      “I was so glad we have         edging the Gowanus
                               crops have frozen in California alone
wild card was always an                                                      really nice relationships         Canal. That time is
                               from mid-January’s winter storms.
integral part of the work                                                    with companies who                now. Currently, some
                               Above, a flyer from Coop distributor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ILLUSTRATIONS BY DIANE MILLER
that Zimmerman took on,                                                      have access to Florida            streets bordering the
                               Albert's Organics.
first as the Coop’s backup                                                   organic produce,” says            canal are zoned for
buyer in 1988, and since 1994 in his current        Zimmerman. Asked why suppliers would be                    industrial use and
capacity. The challenges make the job interest-     willing, even eager, to do business with a small           other parts are zoned
ing, he says. “I wouldn’t have this if I were sell- player like the Food Coop at a time like that,             for mixed use (light
ing sneakers. There was usually something           Zimmerman offers several reasons. “We are an               industrial and residen-
every year,” he says. That seems to have                                                                       tial). According to
changed.                                                                        CONTINUED ON PAGE 2            Gowanus Canal Conser-
                                                                                                               vancy (GCC) trustee Andrew
                                                                                                               Simmons, there is “a lot of
                                                                                                               pressure on the city to rezone                     Charette is scheduled for April
                                                                                                               it for much higher density                         10, 2007. Members of the
                                                                                                               housing.” Simmons detailed                         Gowanus community and all
                                                                                                               the conservancy’s mission as                       others who are interested are
                                                                                                               one to keep “the local fabric                      invited to attend this brain-
                                                                                                               and culture, and the historic                      storming session about how
                                                                                                               and future uses of the canal” a                    to make a green future happen
                                                                                                               part of Gowanus rezoning dis-
                                                                                                               cussions.                                                      CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

        The Coop really needs workers Monday through Friday                                                    Next General Meeting on April 24
              for shifts that begin at 1:00 and 3:30 pm.                                                       The General Meeting of the Park Slope Food Coop is held on the
                                                                                                               last Tuesday of each month.* The next General Meeting will be
                If you are available for a regular or FTOP workslot at these times
                                                                                                               Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. at the Congregation Beth Elohim
                             please contact the Membership Office at
                                                                                                               Temple House (Garfield Temple), 274 Garfield Pl.
                                       718-622-0560                                                               The agenda will be available as a flyer in the entryway of the
                                                                                                               Coop on Wednesday, April 4. For more information about the
                                                                                                               GM and about Coop governance, please see the center of this
                                Thurs, Apr 5 •Food Class: 7:30 p.m. Vegan/Vegetarian Meals
                                                                                                                  * Exceptions for November and December will be posted.
                                              in 30 Minutes
                                  Fri, Apr 6 •Film Night: 7:00 p.m. The Chances of the
 Coop                                         World Changing                                                                          IN THIS ISSUE
                                 Fri, Apr 20 •Wordsprouts: 7:30 p.m. Narrative Non-Fiction                     Marty Stiglich – Coop Interview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
 Event                                        Workshop with Tom Zoellner                                       Green Electricity Choices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
                                 Fri, Apr 20 •The Good Coffeehouse: 8:00 p.m.,                                 Cloonshee Has Sold the Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
 Highlights                                   The Cooperating Cooperators and Jezra Kaye                       Coop Calendar, Workslot Needs
                                                                                                                  Governance Information, Mission Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
                                 Sat, Apr 21 • Earth Day World Beat Fiesta: 7:30 pm@
                                               Old First Church–7th Ave. & Carroll St.                         Community Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                                                                                                               Letters to the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
                                 Look for additional information about these and other events in this issue.   Classified Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
2         March 29, 2007                                             Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

                                                                          Freeze Puts on the Heat
    Board of Directors                                                    CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

        Election                                                          excellent single-store cus-
                                                                          tomer. We pay on time, and
                                                                                                               hard to feel sorry for us when
                                                                                                               “For every piece of lettuce we
                                                                                                                                                  But don’t count on finding
                                                                                                                                                  any of those delicious, easy-
                                                                          we treat our suppliers with a        don’t have there is somebody       to-peel California navel
    The General Meeting &            ularly. They receive Coop            great deal of respect.”              on the other end who is break-     oranges in the foreseeable
    the Board of Directors           work credit for their atten-            Another part of the equa-         ing his back and losing his        future—not for any price.
    Form our inception in 1973       dance.                               tion: (Are you listening,            job,” Zimmerman points out.        “They picked all the fruit
    to the present, the monthly                                           Mom?) We eat our vegeta-             Most estimates put the lost        when it got so cold instead of
    General Meeting has been         The Board of Directors con-          bles! Yes, Coop members              revenue from freezing Califor-     leaving them on the trees in
    the decision-making body         ducts a vote at the end of           chomp an impressive volume           nia temperatures at around a       freezing conditions, ” says
    of the Coop. Since the Coop      every GM whether to                  of produce, measured                 billion dollars. Tens of thou-     Zimmerman. “So, for a matter
    incorporated in 1977, we         accept the advice of the             against square footage of an         sands of people lost their jobs,   of weeks there was almost a
    have been legally required       members that night. Mem-             average supermarket accord-          many of those people with lit-     surplus. That supply has pret-
    to have a Board of Direc-        bers of the Board are                ing to Zimmerman. We sell “a         tle in the way of savings or       ty much dried up now.”
    tors.                            required to act legally and          crate of produce every 80 sec-       benefits to fall back on. The
                                     responsibly.                         onds” he says. That translates       human cost for growers in Cal-             The human cost
    The Bylaws of the Park                                                to economic clout and in             ifornia makes some of this dis-       for growers in California
    Slope Food Coop state:           Openings                             mid-January, that mattered.          cussion of hard-to-find food
                                                                                                                                                            makes some
    “The portion of the Board        We have two full three-year          “It makes a difference to a          items seem trivial.
                                     terms and one one-year               supplier whether they have               Seeing me wince at the                of this discussion
    of Directors meeting that is
    devoted to receiving the         term open this year.                 our business or not, ” says          news that the season for juicy              of hard-to-find
    advice of the members                                                 Zimmerman. But clearly the           Meyer lemons is about to end                   food items
    shall be known as the Gen-       Candidate Deadline                   Coop does not buy on any-            prematurely, the ever-adapt-                 seem trivial.
    eral Meeting… The mem-                                                thing approaching the scale          able Zimmerman suggests I
                                     If you wish to place your
    bers who gather to give                                               of a supermarket chain. We           could squeeze juice from the
                                     name into nomination,
    advice to the directors may                                           also don’t drive the kind of         lemons and freeze it. I sup-          Zimmerman does not
                                     please declare your candi-
    choose to vote in order to                                            hard bargains that profit-           pose I could, but I don’t think    appear to be contemplating a
                                     dacy by Sunday, May 6. You
    express their support or                                              hungry stores do, according          I will. As a self-described        switch to shoe sales. And
                                     will be asked to submit a
    opposition for any of the                                             to Zimmerman.                        pomelo “fanatic,” Zimmer-          although his sanity is clearly
                                     statement of up to 750
    issues that have come                                                                                      man admits he was a little         intact, as well as his sense of
                                     words and a small photo
    before the meeting.”                                                       It took just two weeks          peeved at the shortened sea-       humor, he says he worries
                                              for publication in
                                                                                this year for the first        son for that fruit following       about where all this may be
                                                   the Linewait-
    Duties of the Directors                                                                                    the January freeze. “I got over    leading. “I think we are only
                                                      ers’ Gazette              big, wacky weather
    The Board of Directors                                                                                     it,” he shrugs.                    seeing the beginning of glob-
                                                    and      the                  event to hit. It is
    is comprised of five                                                                                           Avocados will be harder to     al climatic chaos,” he says.
                                                 member proxy                 ‘colder in the southern
    elected Coop                                                                                               find once the season for buy-      We had set up this interview
    members and                                                                    desert growing              ing them from Mexico is over,      to discuss the impact of the
    the senior Gener-                                                           regions of California          according to Zimmerman.            California freeze on produce
    al Coordinator                                                                   than it has               There is also possible short-      buying. But already there is a
                                             Every member will                                                 term damage to the trees           new crisis on the horizon.
    present. Members                         receive a proxy                     been in 20 years.’
    serve three-year                                                                                           themselves. Artichokes are            “Burning Love” is the big
                                             package in the mail                                               also likely to be in short sup-    tune out here now, one e-mail
    terms. Members of                        in late May. Mem-
    the Board are                                                            The impact of the changing        ply. Farming has long been a       from the West Coast
                                             bes may also vote            weather picture is different for     risky business. The lime crop      announces cheerfully. Every
    expected to                               at the Annual Meet-
    attend GMs reg-                                                       everyone, depending on what          in Florida has never fully         body is packing fruit to the
                                              ing, June 26.               they like to eat and how much        recovered from hurricane           sound of it. A massive heat
                                                                          money they have to spend. To         Andrew in the mid-80s, which       wave is encouraging the
                                                                          Zimmerman’s surprise, the            damaged thousands of trees.        aphid population, and a lot
                                                                          California freeze only drove                                            of leaves are going to starting
                                                                          prices up by about 15%.              A Serious Issue                    to wilt if it continues. Zim-
    Adult                                                                 Lemons, with their thinner
                                                                          skins, were even more affected
                                                                                                                  Even romaine lettuce, that
                                                                                                               “fundamental, take-for grant-
                                                                                                                                                  merman predicts a likely
                                                                                                                                                  shortfall in the supply of cau-
    Clothing                                                              than oranges by the cold snap,
                                                                          but the non-organic ones were
                                                                                                               ed product,” as Zimmerman
                                                                                                               describes it, has occasionally
                                                                                                                                                  liflower and broccoli as a
                                                                                                                                                  result. Again, he’s got a few
                                                                          readily replaced with lemons         been unavailable on Coop           strategies in mind to keep the
    Exchange                                                              from Spain. Organic produce
                                                                          has been harder to come by,
                                                                                                               shelves in the last few weeks.
                                                                                                               Getting lettuce should not be
                                                                                                                                                  Coop well stocked. “But,“
                                                                                                                                                  Zimmerman observes, “I think
                                                                          and in some cases was no             a problem from here on in,         some of these challenges are
    Have you noticed that Coop members
           are great dressers?                                            longer available at all. But it is   though, says Zimmerman.            getting a little out of hand.” ■

              The season is changing, and this is your
                 opportunity to trade gently used and
                     beautiful clothes that you no longer wear.
                            A clothing exchange is a community
                            event that is ecologically responsible
                          and fun. Why support the consumer
                      market and buy, when you can wear
    clothes that have already been well loved.
    Bring items that you think others might enjoy–and a snack
    to share.
                                   Saturday, April 14
                               10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
                                    in the meeting room
    To bring Clothes…
    • Do not leave clothing in the Coop before the hours of the
    • Bring up to 15 items only.
    • Bring gently used, clean clothing that you are proud to be
    able to exchange with it's new owner.
    (Unchosen clothing will be donated to a local shelter.)
                                                                   Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY                                                                       March 29, 2007           3

Marty Stiglich Remembers 27 Years at the PSFC
By Katie Benner

            hether fighting for     New York City on the hourly                                   then in the second half I          13,000 people. We doubled in       ing. We’re not growing any-
            aisle space, wait-      coordinator’s pay. But her job                                worked my wife’s shift, too, so    size in the last four years. So    more like we did after we
            ing in line or read-    was transferred to Chicago,                                   I was there a lot.                 when you bring in more peo-        moved to the bigger space. I
ing about our store’s ills          so the thing that made it pos-                                    In 1990 I started working as   ple like that, you get more        think the Coop should take
within the pages of the New         sible for me to work at the                                   a paid employee. There were        diversity of behavior. There       over the St. Francis play-
York Times, it’s easy to forget     Coop then made it impossi-                                    about 800 members and the          are more people who are real-      ground next door. We can
that the Park Slope Food            ble for me to work there.                                     Coop was only open after 5         ly into the Coop and more          build them a rooftop play-
Coop wasn’t always a behe-                                                                        p.m. The staff was whining         people who will try to steal       ground. Barring that, who
moth—that in 1973 it was a           “I’d never had a new job in                                  that it was too much work to       from it and everything in          knows how it will expand.
handful of people who want-         my life that was so completely                                get the store open at 5 p.m. It    between. And that’s just the          But there’s one thing that’s
ed better quality produce and                                                                     was a crisis. At the time, I was   way it is.                         certain. There’s never going
                                     effortless and comfortable.”
didn’t want to pay too much                                                                       available to come in and work                                         to be another place like the
money; and that this is, at                                                                       part-time to get the store            “There are three million        Coop anywhere. It grew so
heart, what it is today. Thank-         My wife has all the perks                                 open. Without an audition,          people in Brooklyn, but only      organically into what it is
fully, Marty Stiglich has           that you and I resent. [laughs]                               without even an interview, I                                          now, from just 10 families in
                                                                                                                                      13,000 that have the moxie
always been around to put           The company is giving us                                      became the first hourly                                               Park Slope. No one will be
the Coop back into perspec-         money to move and will pay                                    employee in receiving at the       to work three hours a month.”      able to come up with a plan
tive, no matter how crowded         the broker’s fee when we sell                                 Coop who worked there on a                                            for a store that looks like it.
the store or how angst-ridden       our place, and they’re paying                                 regular basis. The rest of the       It has also always been a        To begin something like it as
its members.                        all our moving expenses.                                      paid staff was salaried, and       guiding principle of the Coop      a big operation would be
    “There are people who love      They wouldn’t even let us                                     that was Joe Holtz, Mike           that when it got crowded           almost impossible. I’ll never
it and people who hate it, and      pack our own boxes because                                    Eakin, Allen Zimmerman,            enough it would stop grow-         find anything like it again. ■
you’ll always hear people           they said then it would be                                    Linda Wheeler, Janet Schu-
bitching and moaning about          impossible to insure our stuff                                macher and Angie Engongoro,
something, so why not the           if anything broke. That’s cor-                                and Ellen Weinstat [was the
Coop,” says Stiglich. “There        porate America! I feel guilty                                 first hourly office employee].
are 3 million people in Brook-      now and then because my                                       Now there are about 50 hourly
lyn, but only 13,000 that have
the moxie to work 3 hours a
                                    wife is working hard and I’m
                                    not. But in the times when
                                                                                                      It was a strange new job.
                                                                                                                                          WHAT IS THAT?
month. Everybody else is too
lazy, too busy, or can’t deal
                                    I’m not depressed or guilty,
                                    which is most of the time, I
                                                                                                  I’d never had a new job in my
                                                                                                  life that was so completely
                                                                                                                                          HOW DO I USE IT?
with the rules. It’s a tiny         do the laundry, I joined the                                  effortless and comfortable. I
minority who are interested
in the store. Hell, the vast
majority isn’t even interested
                                    gym, I’m out exploring neigh-
                                    borhoods; there are some
                                    really good ones here.
                                                                                                  walked in and knew every-
                                                                                                  body. I didn’t need to be
                                                                                                  trained. I didn’t have anxiety
                                                                                                                                          Food Tours in
in the food we sell. You have
to anticipate that it’s not for
everyone, and that’s fine.”
                                        Chicago is a great city and
                                    has great food…the restau-
                                    rant scene here is almost
                                                                                                  about how I’d relate to my
                                                                                                  coworkers. It was the most
                                                                                                  completely seamless transi-
                                                                                                                                          the Coop
    Stiglich was a straight-        more vibrant than in New                                      tion I could imagine, and I’m
talking fixture at the Coop—a       York City. But you know, I                                    not going to find that again. I                     Light abounds
member since 1980 and the                                                                         worked at the Coop from 1990
store’s first regularly sched-                                                                    to now, and assumed I was                           and invites lightness of being
uled, paid, hourly receiving                                                                      going to retire there.                              random acts of music
employee in 1990—who                                                                                  PSFC: How have you seen                         sprout on the street
endeared himself to all, even                                                                     things evolve since 1980?
in his saltiest moments.                                                                              Marty: When I started, it                       children defy admonitions
    “At some point in one’s                                                                       was only aisles 2 and 3. Joe                          and leap
membership in the Coop, we                                                                        Holtz would be down in the                                     into the air
hope that you make the tran-                                                                      basement sorting rotten let-
                                                                                                                                                      people bask in clusters
                                                                         PHOTO BY DEBBIE PARKER

sition from thinking of it as                                                                     tuce. We had a ratty wooden
just a store to something that                                                                    floor that was uneven and                           chatting aimlessly
you belong to, something                                                                          splintered and chipped and                          and the birds back it all up
that you care about. It is my                                                                     with only 800 people it was a
opinion that Marty inspired                                                                       much smaller operation.                               right on tune
this feeling, provided this                                                                           People whine and moan
personal connection, more                                                                         that things are inconvenient                        It's coming, It's here
than any other individual in                                                                      now, but there was a time
the Coop’s history.” says           can’t buy a 13-cent packet of                                 when you had to convert all                         It's happening
Allen Zimmerman, general            chicken broth powder any-                                     your measurements. We had                              spring
coordinator and produce             where. And I’ll never find that                               a scale that would give you                         and suddenly soup seems stale
buyer for the PSFC. “Some-          ever again.                                                   the weight in ounces, but the
times Marty did drive me               PSFC: What do you miss                                     adding machine would con-                           to eat is not so pressing
crazy, but mostly I was just        the most about the Coop? Is                                   vert the weight to a decimal                        consomme is more like it
crazy about him.”                   there anything like it in                                     of pounds. It was very discon-                      vegetables steamed bright
    Sadly, Stiglich has traded      Chicago?                                                      certing to see the checkout
Brooklyn for Chicago in what           Marty: Well, I miss being                                  worker making these conver-                            or not at all
is certainly a loss for the store   famous. At the Coop, every-                                   sions while having a beer.
that he loved and that loved        one knew me. Within two                                           PSFC: Excuse me?                                Come peel off the layers
him back. In a conversation         blocks of the building I knew                                     Marty: Oh yeah, there are
with the Linewaiters’ Gazette, he   half the people on the street.                                a couple more rules now. It                         and see what's inside
discusses life with the PSFC,          PSFC: It was like your ver-                                took a few years to ban drink-                      at the Park Slope Food Coop
what happens when your wife         sion of Cheers, but without the                               ing on the job. But you know,                       conversations about fresh food
works for corporate America,        bar.                                                          it was probably good. If you
and what makes the Coop                Marty: Yeah, that’s about                                  were a checkout worker, you’d                       where, when and how
special (and maddening).            right.                                                        have all these people bitch-
    PSFC: Why the move to              PSFC: When did you join?                                   ing about all the mistakes
Chicago?                               Marty: The people at the                                   you were making because
    Marty: My wife and her job      yoga center I taught at for 13                                you’d been drinking.                    Mondays, April 16 (C Week) and
made it possible for me to          years were members. In 1980,                                      There’s also less sense of                   April 30 (A Week
work at the Coop because she        there was a waiting list to get                               community than there used
is a vice-president at CIT (a       in if you were a nine-to-fiver                                to be, although the place is
                                                                                                                                          Noon to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Fortune 500 financial firm),        who could only do a work                                      cheap enough and unique
so it didn’t matter that work-      shift in the evening. My                                      enough that people will still           Or you can join in any time during a tour.
ing at the Coop wasn’t a great      schedule was open, so we got                                  go there. When I first started
paying job. Frankly, you’re         in. For the first half of the 80s,                            working I knew everyone, and
not going to get ahead in           we both worked a shift, and                                   by the time I left there were
4        March 29, 2007                                           Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

Gowanus: A Greener Future?                                              Gowanus water quality is very     name of a Native American                                     Canal Flushing Tunnel in
                                                                        much the product of the           Lenape chief whose Canarsee                                   1999, after decades of dor-
                                                                        neighborhoods around it,          tribe was based in the area.                                  mancy and neglect, to bring
                                                                        whether it involves sewage,          Muir began by asking sum-                                  water in from New York Har-
for Gowanus. The April 10 ses-      remediation of the Gowanus          storm runoff, dumping or lit-     mit participants to imagine                                   bor has helped improve the
sion will start at 6:30 p.m., and   Canal, housing, economic            ter. With an understanding of     the area as it looked before                                  canal’s water quality. Crack-
will be held at Polytechnic         development, and commer-            canal conditions “as they real-   colonists     arrived.    He                                  downs on illegal dumping
University; Dibner Library,         cial revitalization.”               ly are,” Ingui hopes that dis-    described Gowanus at this                                     and voluntary community
Room LC 400; 333 Jay Street in         Michael Ingui, board             cussions        about      the    time as “a broad and vast                                     cleanups of garbage and lit-
Brooklyn.                           member of the GCC, sees the         neighborhood’s future can be      wetland: a shallow basin sur-                                 ter can cut down on toxic
   The Gowanus Canal Con-           conservancy as an important         informed and productive.          rounded by low hills and                                      items going into the canal.
servancy (GCC) was formed           asset of the recently complet-                                                                                                         Sewer plants with a more
in the fall of 2006 to “start       ed Gowanus Canal Compre-                                                                                                            robust processing capacity
getting the public and the          hensive Community Plan; the                                                                                                         can help the environment all
community that surrounds            drafting of which, according                                                                                                        around by doing a better job
the canal to really start think-    to Ingui, included substantial                                                                                                      of purifying combined
ing of the canal as a public        Gowanus            community                                                                                                        sewage overflow (CSO).
open space that we should all       involvement and was partial-                                                                                                        When there is heavy precipi-
have access to,” according to       ly funded by the U.S. Depart-                                                                                                       tation in the city, the under-
Andrew Simmons.                     ment of Housing and Urban                                                                                                           ground sewer pipes that carry
   Simmons observed that            Development. Through the                                                                                                            municipal sewage treatment
the conservancy sees the            conservancy, Ingui hopes                                                                                                            plant waste and storm water
PSFC as a like-minded orga-         that knowledge about the                                                                                                            in underground sewer pipes
nization. People who are            neighborhood and its future                                                                                                         “overtop”—there is simply
interested in cooperative           will be boosted, and that                                                                                                           not enough capacity to han-
organizations would be con-         public conversations about it                                                                                                       dle that much liquid volume.

                                                                                                                                        ILLUSTRATIONS BY DIANE MILLER
cerned about their local envi-      will be more informed, with                                                                                                            According to Reed Super, a
ronment as well, and would          the net result of a community                                                                                                       senior clinical staff attorney
be enthusiastic about volun-        able to work effectively with                                                                                                       and lecturer in law at Colum-
teering for letter-writing cam-     the city as any future rezon-                                                                                                       bia Law School’s Environ-
paigns or for Gowanus Canal         ing to residential use begins                                                                                                       mental Law Clinic, who also
cleanup days.                       to impact on the Gowanus                                                                                                            spoke at the GCC Water Qual-
                                    neighborhood.                                                                                                                       ity Summit, these sewer pipes
Many Voices, One Goal                                                                                                                                                   in Brooklyn “overflow quite
   Simmons stressed that the        Gowanus Now …                                                                                                                       frequently into the Gowanus
GCC strives to be an umbrella       Gowanus Then …                         But the Gowanus wasn’t         open on one side to a shal-                                   Canal.” Super observed that
organization to gather all the      Gowanus Future                      always a troubled waterway.       low arm of the sea.” Muir told                                as little as a tenth of an inch
disparate groups working to            While many different voic-       John Muir, a GCC board mem-       his audience about a site cov-                                of rain creates CSO, and CSO
improve the canal, including:       es call for different futures for   ber, founder of the Brooklyn      ered with green and yellow                                    is a significant obstacle to
the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe          the Gowanus neighborhood,           Center for the Urban Environ-     marsh grasses, and asked his                                  improvement of water quality
Club; the Fifth Avenue Com-         a common theme has been             ment, and longtime Gowanus        listeners again to imagine,                                   in the Gowanus. An improve-
mittee; Community Board 6;          cleaning up the canal. The          resident, sketched a vibrant      this time: “those small chan-                                 ment to sewage processing
the Park Slope Food Coop;           recent Gowanus Canal Con-           history of the area during his    nels winding and coiling                                      could help make a big differ-
and the Gowanus Canal               servancy summit meeting             presentation at the February      together, carrying water first                                ence in managing CSO and,
Community Development               focusing on water quality           21 summit session, a narra-       in one direction and then the                                 as a result, the Gowanus’s
Corporation, which is the           explored this topic.                tive that revealed Gowanus        other, meeting in a twisting                                  water quality.
mother organization for the            Water quality has been an        was subject to human impact       main channel. Imagine clear
Gowanus Canal Conservancy.          issue for decades in the once       since Native Americans            water that tastes of salt in                                          The vista of a
The development corpora-            heavily industrial Gowanus          fished at the site, long before   some places and not in oth-                                         meandering creek
tion’s mission, as posted on        area. As Ingui sketched it dur-     European colonists arrived.       ers—water that has wound
                                                                                                                                                                           winding through marsh
the corporation’s Web site,         ing his opening remarks at the      Indeed, “Gowanus” is an Eng-      down from forested hills
includes “the environmental         February 21 summit meeting,         lish interpretation of the        above and is mixed with the                                           gave way to a
                                                                                                          water driven in from the sea                                        straightened and
                                                                                                          by the tides. Always imagine                                           bulkheaded
                                                                                                          that water.”                                                        navigation canal.
                                                                                                              He detailed the damming
                                                                                                          of the marshes to create
                                                                                                          millponds in earlier times                                        In a recent New York Times
                                                                                                          and then the area’s 20th-                                     op-ed article, Alex Matthies-
                                                                                                          century development into                                      sen, Andy Willner, and Terry
                                                                                                          “building lots and factories.                                 Backer, founders of the Water-
                                                                                                          The vista of a meandering                                     keeper Alliance, pose the
                                                                                                          creek winding through marsh                                   challenge of New York City
                                                                                                          gave way to a straightened                                    reconfiguring the current
                                                                                                          and bulkheaded navigation                                     municipal sewer system so
                                                                                                          canal.”                                                       that, according to the article,
                                                                                                              This development came at                                  the system could “capture
                                                                                                          a price. “The clear flow of                                   much of the city’s rainfall
                                                                                                          water that had drained the                                    before it enters the sewer sys-
                                                                                                          broad basin of water became                                   tem and divert it to other
                                                                                                          part of a sewer system                                        uses. This captured water
                                                                                                          choked with human waste                                       could be directed toward
                                                                                                          and the odd industrial dis-                                   planted medians and side-
                                                                                                          charge.” All of which, accord-                                walk parks, street trees, per-
                                                                                                          ing to Muir’s summation,                                      meable pavement, city parks,
                                                                                                          would effect the water’s                                      rain barrels and green roofs,
                                                                                                          “salinity or sweetness; the                                   as well as into storage tanks
                                                                                                          health of the flora and fauna                                 for commercial and residen-
                                                                                                          that live in it; changes in                                   tial use.” The net effect would
                                                                                                          flows and tides; changes of                                   be less water to overwhelm
                                                                                                          the presence of oxygen and                                    the sewer system and more
                                                                                                          algae; changes in drainage                                    water to make New York City a
                                                                                                          and the silt it carries.” While                               greener place to live.
                                                                                                          it isn’t realistic to expect that                                 While wide-scale improve-
                                                                                                          twenty-first-century Gowanus                                  ment of the canal’s water qual-
                                                                                                          can be restored to the quality                                ity and the environment of the
                                                                                                          of earlier eons, steps have                                   area around it will certainly
                                                                                                          been taken and can be taken                                   require city- or state-support-
                                                                                                          to improve the water quality,                                 ed steps, those steps and their
                                                                                                          which in turn can signal envi-                                direction deserve community
                                                                                                          ronmental improvements in                                     input, and the Gowanus Canal
                                                                                                          the whole picture.                                            Conservancy’s April 10 session
                                                                                                              Reactivating the Gowanus                                  will invite just that. ■
                                                                Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY                                           Mrach 29, 2007             5

                             ENVIRONMENTAL                                         COMMITTEE                          REPORT

Green Electricity Choices                                                              hydropower, and costs an additional
                                                                                       1¢ per kilowatt-hour (kwh). The Wind
                                                                                       Power is 100% wind, and costs an
By Eileen Kapp, for the Environmental Committee                                        additional 2.5¢ per kwh. For a cus-
                                                                                       tomer using 350 kwh (about $90) of
      ast year, acting on a proposal        rights, a sunny exposure, and a large

                                                                                       electricity per month, the additional
      brought by the Environmental          initial investment are required. For       charge would be $3.50 per month for
      Committee, the Coop voted             information about solar energy in          Green Power and $8.75 per month for
unanimously to switch its electric          New York City, check out Big Apple         Wind Power.
supplier to Community Energy. We            Solar Installation Commitment                 Accent Energy offers a Green Power
now get 100% of our electricity from        ( and NYC Green         option, which consists of energy gen-

                                                                                                                                                                             ILLUSTRATION BY PATRICK MACKLIN
wind power, and have prevented 620          Home (               erated by wind, water and biomass,
tons of carbon dioxide, 3.7 tons of sul-       A simpler approach for apartment        all produced in New York State. They
fur dioxide, and 1.3 tons of nitrous        dwellers is to switch to a green ESCO      have variable monthly-rate and long-
oxide from entering the atmosphere.         (Energy Service Company). Since            term, fixed-rate deals available.
Although Community Energy does              deregulation, your electric service is        ECONnergy offers a 100% wind-
not offer the same option to residen-       now made up of two parts: delivery         power option called Keep It Green.
tial customers, there are other green       and supply. Con Ed still delivers the      They list historical prices online. Be
choices.                                    energy from the supplier to your           sure to find out whether you meet
   “Green” electricity here means the       home, but you can choose another           their minimum electric usage require-
energy source is renewable and not          supplier, and you can use environ-         ments.                                    tract unless it clearly specifies a fixed
                                                                                          IDT Energy does not provide green      rate. For variable rates, the provider
Energy sources                                                                         option details on their web site.         should be able to tell you what the
                                                                                          Here are some tips if you’re consid-   market supply rate was for the latest
                         Less Harmful to the             More Harmful to the
                                                                                       ering switching your electric supplier:   billing cycle, which you can compare
                         Environment                     Environment
                                                                                          1) According to the Public Service     to the market supply rate on your last
   Renewable             Solar                           Nuclear                       Commission, there is no need to give      bill; if your bills go up more than you
                         Wind                            Large hydro (dams)            your Con Edison account number to         were expecting, you can switch sup-
                         Small hydro (river flow)                                      any ESCO representative for a price       pliers as long as you’re not locked
                         Geothermal                                                    quote. They may ask for it in order to    into a contract.
   Non-renewable         Natural gas                     Coal                          obtain your usage history, which you         Another way to grow the benefits of
                                                         Oil                           can tell them yourself if you have        green electricity is to buy renewable

harmful (or less harmful) to the envi-      mental criteria to make your choice.       Renewable energy certificate (REC) vendors
ronment. (See accompanying table of            There are nine available ESCO             Community Energy New Wind Energy certificates
energy sources.)                            options in Brooklyn, and according to   
   Solar panels are the ideal green, there are              NativeEnergy CoolWatts certificates
option for a small residential build-       four companies that offer one or more   
ing. Solar energy is decentralized,         green electricity options to residential     Sterling Planet NY Clean Choice certificates
eliminates energy loss in transporting      customers (see table).                  
electricity from distant sources, and is       Con Ed Solutions is (no surprise) a
not vulnerable to disruptions in the        subsidiary of Con Edison. Until
                                                                                       some old bills handy. Unfortunately,      energy certificates (RECs). Each block
Companies offering green electricity options                                           incidents similar to phone “slam-         of renewable energy certificates repre-
                                                                                       ming” have been reported, where           sents energy from a “good” supplier
  ConEdison                                                                            electric service has been switched        added to the electric grid, and an
   Solutions        1-888-320-8991           without the customer’s explicit per-      equal quantity of energy from a “bad”
  Accent Energy     1-800-928-7775                        mission once they have your account       supplier not added. The certificate
  ECONnergy         1-800-805-8586                     number. The ESCO representatives          pays for the difference between the
  IDT Energy        1-877-887-6866                           can tell you about their offerings        two, and ensures that a utility will buy
                                                                                       even if they don’t have your account      from a green rather than a dirty
power grid. Tax incentives and low-         recently it was the only green choice      number. Once you are ready to             source. You pay the utility as always
cost loans are available to offset the      in Brooklyn. It has two renewable          switch, call back and give the ESCO       for your energy usage and decide how
cost of panel purchase and installa-        energy products: Green Power and           representative your Con Edison            many energy blocks to buy.
tion. After the initial investment, the     Wind Power. Its Green Power product        account number.                              Say your average electric bill is 200
system runs for free. However, roof         is 35% wind power and 65% small              2) Don’t commit to a year-long con-     kwh (about $50 per month), and you
                                                                                                                                 sign up for 200 kwh of RECs per
                                                                                                                                 month. Each month, you use your
                                                                                                                                 usual 200 kwh, which comes from Con
                                                                                                                                 Ed’s conventional sources of electric
                                                                                                                                 power, and you pay your usual $50 per
                                                                                                                                 month to Con Ed. Meanwhile, you pay
                                                                                                                                 $5 per month to another company for
                                                                                                                65%              200 kwh of RECs. The company you
                                                                                                                                 purchased the certificates from gener-
                                                                                                                                 ates 200 kwh of green electricity and
                                                                                                                                 add it to the grid in their state. The
                                                                                                                                 power grid in that region orders 200
                                                                                                                                 kwh less electricity from conventional
                                                                                                                                 electric generation. The money that
                                                                                                                                 the electric delivery company would
                                                                                                                                 have spent buying your electricity
                                                                                                                                 from dirty suppliers ($50) instead
                                                                                                                                 goes to the green supplier. The green
                                                                                                                                 supplier also gets your $5, so they
                                                                                                                                 receive $55 for providing 200 kwh of
                                                                                                                                 clean electricity to the power grid in
                                                                                                                                 their region, reflecting the higher cost
                                                                                                                                 of generating green electricity. Your
                                                                                                                                 net cost is $55. (See the accompany-
                                                                                                                                 ing table for a list of REC vendors;
                                                                                                                                 for more information, see www.eere.
                                                                                                                                    These choices, combined with
                                                                                                                                 careful use to conserve electricity, will
                                                                                                                                 affect our climate and environment
                                                                                                                                 for generations to come. By demand-
                                                                                                                                 ing green energy, we reduce our
                                                                                                                                 dependence on fossil fuels. Please
                                                                                                                                 consider making the switch today. ■
6         March 29, 2007                                    Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

                                  Want to Make a Coop Video?
                        A few talented members are needed for the making of an instructional video for the Food Processing
                        The project is under way, and now we are especially in need of gaffers, audio recordists, camera peo-
                        ple, and photographers. However, if you have other movie-making skills we'd like to add you to a list for
                        future projects.
                 This work will be for FTOP credit and will almost certainly not be enough to fulfill the 13 shifts a year—in
    other words, you will need to continue to do some “other” work at the Coop while working on the video.
    Requirements: include at least six months Coop membership, an excellent attendance record, and self-motivation.
    If interested please contact Jessica Robinson with your specific skills at:

    Tuesdays 1:00 p.m.
       and 3:30 p.m.
      10:30 a.m. and                Coop Plastics Recycling
         6:00 p.m.
                                           ALL PLASTIC MUST BE
       Open to all childcare
    workers with at least one            COMPLETELY CLEAN AND DRY
        year of Food Coop
    childcare experience. This             What plastics do we accept?
    shift requires you to come
                                    •#1 and #2 non-bottle shaped containers and #1 and #2
    into the Coop every week
                                    labeled lids. Mouths of containers must be equal width
     and spend some time in
      the childcare room to                 or wider than the body of the container.
      ensure that the shift is                •All #4 plastic and #4 labeled lids.
        running smoothly.
                                      •#5 plastic cups and tubs and #5 labeled lids and
     Must have a good atten-         bottle/jug caps, clear and opaque and with all paper
         dance history.                           labels completely removed.
                                      •Plastic film, such as shopping bags, cry cleaning
     If interested, please call
         Jessica Greenbaum                     shrouds, etc. Okay if not labeled.
                  at                                        When?
            718.398.4242               •Second Saturday of each month: 12:00 –2:00 p.m.
               Lydia                   •Third Thursday of each month: 7:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.
                Robertson                                                                    Thursday,
                                       •Last Sunday of each month: 10:00–12:00 p.m.          Apr. 5
                 718.965.0534                              Where?                            7:30 p.m.
                                     On the sidewalk in front of the receiving area at the   at the Coop
                                                  Park Slope Food Coop.

                                                                                                                                                                   Peter Solomita is a
                                                                                                      Vegan/Vegetarian                                             graduate of the Natural
                                                                                                        Meals in just                                              Gourmet Institute for
                                                                                                                                                                   Health. He has worked as
                                                                                                        30 minutes!                                                a chef for Tuller Premium
                                                                                                                                                                   Foods and as a chef/
                                                                                               Delicious, vegan/vegetarian complete meals
                                                                                                                                                                   business manager for
                                                                                                            in just 30 minutes!                                    Venture Catering. Owner
                                                                                             Explore three different meals full of flavor using                    of Groovalicious Inc., he
                                                                                                   ingredients easy to find at the coop.                           is a caterer, personal chef
                                                                                                                                                                   and teaches public classes
                                                                                                                                                                   at Natural Gourmet,
                                                                                                                             MENU                                  The Park Slope Food Coop
                                                                                                                                         se Turnips and Carro
                                                                                                                    h Edamame, Japane                              and teaches individualized
                                                                                                 • Soba Noodles wit
                                                                                                                                             Spicy Greens
                                                                                                                       Sauce, with a side of                       cooking classes. He is also
                                                                                                    in a Ginger Shoyu
                                                                                                                                          e Nuts, Roasted          owner of Little Buddy
                                                                                                                      , Green Olives, Pin
                                                                                                  • Chickpeas, Seitan                                              Biscuit Company, selling
                                                                                                                                                Zucchini in a
                                                                                                                         uscous, with Grilled
                                                                                                     Tomato Stew and Co                                            premium handcrafted
                                                                                                                                             Feta Cheese
                                                                                                                        ing with Optional
                                                                                                     Lemon Mint Dress                                              cookies at cafes in
                                                                                                                                              tatoes with
                                                                                                                        with Black Beans, Po                       Brooklyn and through
                                                                                                   • Sweet Corn Soup
                                                                                                                                               with a Jicama
                                                                                                                          nal Creme Fraiche,                       mail order.
                                                                                                      Chipotle and Optio
                                                                                                      and Citrus Salad                                             MEMBERS &
                                                                                                               $4 materials fee
                                                                                                            Views expressed by the presenter do not                Come early
                                                                                                         necessarily represent the Park Slope Food Coop.           to ensure a seat.
                                                                    Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY                                                   Mrach 29, 2007                    7

                                                 COORDINATORS’                                         CORNER

Cloonshee Has Sold the Farm
By Bill Malloy, Receiving Coordinator/ Meat & Poultry Buyer

          hich means no            garage. Hmmph.What does               coladas and freedom from
          more Cloonshee           this mean for the Coop’s              antibiotic injections. Though
          Farm chickens. Not       yardbird eaters?                      never officially certified as
for us, and not for any of            We’re increasing the num-          organic, the Cloonshee birds
those fancy Smith Street/Fifth     ber of birds we get every             were fed organic grain; Dines’
Avenue restaurants. Marnie         Wednesday from Dines                  chickens are not.
the Chicken Farmer sold all        Farms—like Cloonshee Farm,               On Friday, March 16, we
20 acres to a couple from          a local wonderland of plea-           also began carrying the
Manhattan, who are gonna           sure for chickens, who range          Poulet Rouge Fermier du
keep it as a summer place.         happily through the sunny             Piedmont, a slow-growing,
Use the barn as a motorcycle       fields, enjoying frosty piña          heritage breed previously

                                                                                                                                                                                               ILLUSTRATION BY PATRICK MACKLIN
                                                                         produced only in France.
                                                                         Coming to us from a number
                                                                         of small farms in North Car-
       Label Rouge Requirements                                          olina, the “Red Farmhouse
  Genetics: Only certain          routine medications are                Chicken” is the first poultry in
  genetics are allowed; older,    not allowed, antibiotics               the U.S. raised to the exacting
  slow-grown breeds that          and vaccines prescribed by             standards of the Label Rouge
  tend to be heartier and         a veterinarian are allowed             system.
  more disease resistant          when needed for the treat-
  than comercial breeds.          ment of disease but are                The Label Rouge Program
  This makes them better          given with sufficient with-               France’s Label Rouge pro-       prove that these products are            meat is flavorful and firm, but
  suited for outdoor produc-      drawal times that there will           gram is regarded as produc-        “vividly distinguishable” from           not tough. In France, these
  tion.                           be no residues in the birds            ing the best poultry and meat      conventional poultry.                    birds are labeled and market-
                                  when processed.                        in the world. Although these          The main reason for the               ed as “Poulet Fermier” (farm
  Houses: Smaller chicken                                                cost more than commercial          superior flavor is the use of            chicken) and the region from
  houses than those used in       Slaughter age: Birds are               products (which the French         slow-growing birds instead               which they are grown (Poulet
  industrial production are       grown much longer than                 refer to as “industrial” prod-     of the fast-growing birds                Fermier du Normand is Farm
  required, and the number        commercial birds, a mini-              ucts), Label Rouge chicken         used for industrial produc-              Chicken from Normandy).
  of houses per farms is limit-   mum of 81 days (some                   accounts for 30% of poultry        tion. The slow-growing birds                The reputation and higher
  ed to four. This ensures the    farmers go as long as 100              sales in France.                   are from old rustic genetic              culinary quality of French
  birds are raised in small       or more) rather than 42                   The Label Rouge require-        stocks and are grown longer              Label Rouge poultry makes it
  farms where they get more       days.                                  ments are much more stringent      than industrial birds before             popular with both retail cus-
  care and attention.                                                    than any program in America,       they are processed—twelve                tomers and fine restaurants
                                  Minimum           dressed              including “All-Natural,” “Free     weeks, as opposed to six. The            throughout Europe. ■
  Maximum density in              weight: All birds must be
  houses: There is a maxi-                                               Range,” “Certified Organic,”
                                  at least 2.2 pounds without            “Certified Free Farmed” and
  mum density requirement
  that ensures that these
                                  giblets.                               “Certified Humanely Raised.”                East New York Food Coop
  birds are allowed more          Sanitation period: There                  Label Rouge began in the                        Help a new coop in Brooklyn
  room in the houses than         is a minimum sanitation                sixties as a grassroots move-
                                                                         ment led by farmers in the                            FTOP credit available
  industrial birds.               period of 21 days between
                                  flocks to rid the houses of            Landes region in Southwest-          In accordance with the sixth Principle of Cooperation, we frequently offer
  Access to outside: All          any parasites or disease.              ern France. After World War II,      support and consultation to other coops. For the East New York Food
  birds must have access to                                              as poultry farming became             Coop, we have also offered help in the form of Park Slope Food Coop
  the outdoors from 9 a.m.        Transport: To ensure that              more industrialized, demand                                     member workslots.
  until dusk after 6 weeks of     the birds are not dehydrat-            grew in France for the taste of
  age, and must be outside        ed and are handled                     traditionally raised farm              The East New York Food Coop welcomes PSFC members to
  for at least 42 days of grow-   humanely, they must travel             chickens.                                         assist in its first year’s operations.
  out.                            no more than two hours or                 The Label Rouge program
                                  64 miles to the processing             focuses on high quality, with           PSFC members may receive FTOP credit in exchange for their help.
  Feed: Feed rations must                                                                                       To receive credit, you should be a member for at least one year and
                                  plant.                                 poultry making up most of
  consist of at least 75%                                                                                                        have an excellent attendance record.
                                                                         the products. It emphasizes           To make work arrangements, please email ellen_weinstat
  cereal and must be non-         Processing: Air chilled.               attributes such as flavor, culi-                              or call 718-622-0560.
  medicated. Feed cannot
                                  Shelf life: Sold fresh                 nary qualities, free-range pro-
  contain animal products,
                                  within nine days after                 duction, and food safety. The
  growth stimulants, or                                                                                                       East New York Food Coop
                                  slaughter.                             average consumer can note a
  other unnatural ingredi-                                                                                                     419 New Lots Avenue
                                                                         positive difference between
  ents. Fishmeal is not per-                                                                                        between New Jersey Avenue and Vermont Street
                                  Adapted from the Joyce Foods           Label Rouge poultry and
  mitted.                                                                                                                 accessible by the A, J and 3 trains
                                  Web site. For more information,        industrial poultry—in fact,
  Medications: Although           visit               regular taste-testing is a cer-                            718-676-2721
                                                                         tification requirement to

                        Join the Street Squad
  Do you love the Coop? Do you enjoy talking to friends, neighbors and strangers about the joys of Coop membership? The Street Squad may be the work-
  slot for you. Work outdoors on Saturdays and Sundays from April to October, and help keep the Coop strong.

                                      The Street Squad serves an important            We invite you to join us if you are:             New Street Squad members must
                                      public relations role for the Coop. From        ◆ a Coop member in good standing for             attend a training session.
                                      tables set up outside the store, at local         at least six months
                                      street fairs and special events, the Street     ◆ friendly and upbeat with enthusiasm
                                                                                        about the Coop                                 If you are interested in joining the
                                      Squad talks to current and prospective                                                           Street Squad, please contact :
                                                                                      ◆ knowledgeable of Coop procedures
                                      members, hands out literature, answers
                                                                                      ◆ willing to work outdoors                       Robin
                                      questions, gives tours of the Coop, and
                                                                                      ◆ reliable, responsible and able to work         718-230-7199
                                      just generally offers people the chance to        independently                                  call before 9:00 p.m.
                                      become familiar with our organization.
8       March 29, 2007                                        Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

           COOP HOURS                                                                                                                            A monthly musical

    Office Hours:
                                                         Friday                                                                           fundraising partnership of
                                                                                                                                          the Park Slope Food Coop
      Monday through Thursday
        8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
                                                         Apr. 20                                                                            and the Brooklyn Society
                                                                                                                                                  for Ethical Culture
                                                         8:00 p.m.
      Friday & Saturday
        8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Shopping Hours:
       8:00 a.m. to 10:00* p.m.
       6:00 a.m. to 10:00* p.m.
       6:00 a.m. to 7:30* p.m.
    *Shoppers must be on a checkout line
     15 minutes after closing time.
    Childcare Hours:
                                                                                    The Cooperating Cooperators
      Monday through Saturday
       8:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.                                The Cooperating Cooperators have over a
      Sunday                                                  century’s worth of experience cooperating.
       8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.                             Their ranks span generations and were formal-
                                                           ly banded together to cooperate in the fall of
                                                           2002 as a way of avoiding having to do coop
                                                           shifts. These folks are among you as you shop
    Web address:                                            and you might never expect the outstanding                                              and unusual result of the Cooperating
                                                                                 Cooperators cooperation.

                                                                                    Jezra Kaye
   The Linewaiters’ Gazette is published biweekly by
                                                                                    A perenniel favorite, Jezra Kaye brings her unique blend of vocal sass and sizzle
the Park Slope Food Coop, Inc., 782 Union Street,
Brooklyn, New York 11215.                                                           back to the Good Coffeehouse for a magic night of jazz standards, samba and
   Opinions expressed here may be solely the views                                  swing. This year, she’s joined by piano powerhouse Roberta Piket, and special
of the writer. The Gazette will not knowingly publish                               guests. (Roberta’s new CD Love and Beauty is now available at CD Baby and local
articles that are racist, sexist, or otherwise                                      stores.)
   The Gazette welcomes Coop-related articles, and
letters from members.

All submissions MUST include author’s name and
phone number and conform to the following
                                                            53 Prospect Park West [at 2nd Street] • $10 • 8:00 p.m. [doors open at 7:45]
guidelines. Editors will reject letters and articles                Performers are Park Slope Food Coop members and receive Coop workslot credit.
that are illegible or too long. Submission deadlines                                         Booking: Bev Grant, 718-230-4999
appear in the Coop Calendar opposite.
Letters: Maximum 500 words. All letters will be
printed if they conform to the guidelines above.
The Anonymity and Fairness policies appear on
the letters page in most issues.
                                                         Puzzle Corner                                           This Issue Prepared By:
                                                         Contributions from members are welcome.                       Coordinating Editors: Stephanie Golden
Voluntary Articles: Maximum 750 words.                   Please sign your entries. Answer is on page 15.                                     Erik Lewis
Submissions on Paper: Typed or very legibly              Cryptogram Topic: Bulk Items in Silos                         Editors (development): Anne Kostick
handwritten and placed in the wallpocket labeled         The code used on the list below is a simple letter                                   Petra Lewis
"Editor" on the second floor at the base of the ramp.    substitution. That is, if “G” stands for “M” in one                        Reporters: Diane Aronson
Submissions on Disk & by Email: We welcome               word, it will be the same throughout the list.                                        Katie Benner
digital submissions. Drop disks in the wallpocket                                                                                              Barbara Ensor
described above. The email address for                                                                             Art Director (development): Patrick Mackin
submissions is
                                                           E Q W M J Q S               K W M J Q S
Receipt of your submissions will be acknowledged                                                                                   Illustrators: Diane Miller
on the deadline day.                                       B W R C W                                                                             Molly Parker-Myers
Classified & Display Ads: Ads may only be placed                                                                               Photographers: William Farrington
by and on behalf of Coop members. Classified ads
                                                           L X L X D P O                                                                      Judy Janda
are prepaid at $15 per insertion, business card ads at                                                                         Traffic Manager: Barbara Knight
$30. (Ads in the “Merchandise–Non-commercial”              R P R C N          M N L Q
category are free.) All ads must be written on a                                                                           Classified Ads Prep: Heather Cottrell
submission form (available in a wallpocket on the          L X P R L X P R                                                    Text Converters: Joanne Guralnick
first floor near the elevator). Classified ads may be                                                                                          Andrew Rathbun
up to 315 characters and spaces. Display ads must          W D W R W G N                 K Q W D R                                Proofreader: Susan Brodlie
be camera-ready and business card size (2"x3.5").
                                                           M W V         W J H H X D S R                                          Thumbnails: Mia Tran
Recipes: We welcome original recipes from
members. Recipes must be signed by the creator.                                                                                 Preproduction: Sura Wagman
Subscriptions: The Gazette is available free to
                                                           M X W R O Q S                H N T Q S                                  Photoshop: Steve Farnsworth
members in the store. Subscriptions are available by                                                                 Art Director (production): Lauren Dong
mail at $23 per year to cover the cost of postage (at         D P O R
                                                                                                                          Desktop Publishing: Molly Mackaman
First Class rates because our volume is low).
                                                           R X P E        H N T                                                               David Mandl
                                                                                                                                              Patricia Stapleton
                                                           K J W L B - Q I Q S                E Q W R                     Editor (production): Lynn Goodman
                                                                                                                             Final Proofreader: Janet Mackin
                                                           S R E D C          V D W Y R A
                                                                                                                              Post Production: Jessica Tolliver-Shaw
                                                           X N W U V N Q                                                                Index: Len Neufeld

Printed by: Prompt Printing Press, Camden, NJ.
                                                                            Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY                                            January 4, 2007              9

                                                                            to ensure the proper unpacking and pricing of         registration journal pages for a 4-week period and
                   Vitamin Assistant

                                                                            chicken and meat. Member must be willing to           review prior 4-week period of bound voucher jour-
                   Saturday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm                                                                                      nals for incomplete and missing voucher informa-
                   or 8:30 to 11:00 pm                                      work with raw poultry and meat —it is wrapped
                                                                            in plastic so direct contact with meat does not       tion. Work slot requires legible handwriting, good
                   Are you a detail-oriented worker who can work                                                                  attention to detail, comfort working with comput-
                   independently and in a busy environment? The             occur. Job involves going in and out of out meat
                                                                            and poultry refrigerator in the basement, weigh-      ers, and reliable attendance. A 6-month commit-
                   Coop’s vitamin buyer needs you to help her                                                                     ment is required. Contact Rocco Arrigo and/or
                   check in orders, organize the vitamin supply             ing and pricing the product, lifting boxes that
                                                                            can weigh up to 50 lbs.                               Andie Taras at or 718-
                   area in the basement and on the shopping floor,                                                                622-0560 if interested. The first scheduled work
                   label vitamins and supplements, and other                                                                      shift is Thursday, March 22nd.
                   related tasks. You will be trained by Edite and          Gazette and
                   will report directly to her. If interested please        Bookkeeping Prep
                   contact the Membership Office.                                                                                 Office Setup
                                                                            Thursday, A or C weeks, 10:00 am to 12:45 pm          Weekday mornings, 6:00 to 8:30 am
                                                                            This work slot has two distinct responsibilities.     Need an early riser with lots of energy to do a
                   Inventory                                                The first part is to help complete preparatory work   variety of physical tasks including: setting up
                   Monday, 8:00 to 10:45 am                                 for classified submissions to the Linewaiters’
                   Working with the Coop’s meat and poultry buyer           Gazette. Second, the member will set-up voucher                                CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

                                                                                                                             A l l A b o u t t h e
         C O O P CA L E N D A R                                                                                            G e n e r a l M e e t i n g

                                                                                                                        Our Governing Structure
                                                                                                                        From our inception in 1973 to the present, the open
                                                                                                                        monthly General Meetings have been at the center of the
                                                                                                                        Coop’s decision-making process. Since the Coop incor-
                                                                                                                        porated in 1977, we have been legally required to have a
                                                                                                                        Board of Directors. The Coop continued the tradition of
 New Member Orientations                                         General Meeting                                        General Meetings by requiring the Board to have open
                                                                                                                        meetings and to receive the advice of the members at
    Monday & Wednesday evenings: . . 7:30 p.m.                   TUE, APR 24                                            General Meetings. The Board of Directors, which is
    Wednesday mornings: . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m.           GENERAL MEETING: 7:00 p.m.                             required to act legally and responsibly, has approved
    Sunday afternoons: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:00 p.m.   The agenda appears in this issue and is available      almost every General Meeting decision at the end of
                                                                 as a flyer in the entryway.                            every General Meeting. Board members are elected at
 Be sure to be here promptly—or early—as we
 begin on time! The orientation takes about two                  TUE, MAY 1                                             the Annual Meeting in June. Copies of the Coop’s bylaws
 hours. Please don't bring small children.                       AGENDA SUBMISSIONS: 8:00 p.m.                          are available at the Coop Community Corner and at
                                                                 Submissions will be considered for the Apr 24          every General Meeting.
 Gazette Deadlines                                               General Meeting.
                                                                                                                        Next Meeting: Tuesday,
 LETTERS & VOLUNTARY ARTICLES:                                   The Coop on Cable TV
    Apr 26 issue:           7:00 p.m., Mon, Apr 16               Inside the Park Slope Food Coop
                                                                                                                        April 24, 7:00 p.m.
    May 10 issue:           7:00 p.m., Mon, May 1                FRIDAYS 1:00 p.m. with a replay at 9:00 p.m.           The General Meeting is held on the last Tuesday of each
                                                                 Channels: 56 (TimeWarner), 67 (CableVision).           month.
 CLASSIFIED ADS DEADLINE:                                        If specific programming is available at press
    Apr 26 issue:           10:00 p.m., Wed, Apr 18              time, it will appear on the Community Calendar         Location
    May 10 issue:           10:00 p.m., Wed, May 3               page overleaf.
                                                                                                                        The temple house of Congregation Beth Elohim (Garfield
                                                                                                                        Temple), 274 Garfield Place.

                 Attend a GM                                            Park Slope Food Coop                            How to Place an Item
            and Receive Work Credit                                      Mission Statement                              on the Agenda
    Since the Coop’s inception in 1973, the General                                                                     If you have something you’d like discussed at a General
Meeting has been our decision-making body. At the                     The Park Slope Food Coop is a mem-
                                                                                                                        Meeting, please complete a submission form for the
General Meeting (GM) members gather to make                           ber-owned and operated food store—an
decisions and set Coop policy. The General-Meeting-for-
                                                                                                                        Agenda Committee. Forms are available in the rack near
                                                                      alternative to commercial profit-oriented
workslot-credit program was created to increase                                                                         the Coop Community Corner bulletin board and at
                                                                      business. As members, we contribute our
participation in the Coop’s decision-making process.                                                                    General Meetings. Instructions and helpful information
                                                                      labor: working together builds trust
    Following is an outline of the program. For full details, see                                                       on how to submit an item appear on the submission
the instruction sheets by the sign-up board.                          through cooperation and teamwork and
                                                                      enables us to keep prices as low as possi-        form. The Agenda Committee meets on the first Tuesday
• Advance Sign-up Required:                                                                                             of each month to plan the agenda for the GM held on the
   To be eligible for workslot credit, you must add your              ble within the context of our values and
                                                                      principles. Only members may shop, and            last Tuesday of the month. If you have a question, please
name to the sign-up sheet in the elevator lobby.
   Some restrictions to this program do apply. Please see             we share responsibilities and benefits            call Ellen Weinstat in the office.
below for details.                                                    equally. We strive to be a responsible and
• Two GM attendance credits per year:                                 ethical employer and neighbor. We are a           Meeting Format
  Each member may take advantage of the GM-for-                       buying agent for our members and not a
workslot-credit program two times per calendaryear.                                                                     Warm Up (7:00 p.m.)
                                                                      selling agent for any industry. We are a part
• Certain Squads not eligible:                                                                                          • Meet the Coordinators
                                                                      of and support the cooperative movement.
   Eligible: Shopping, Receiving/ Stocking, Food                                                                        • Enjoy some Coop snacks
                                                                      We offer a diversity of products with an
Processing, Office, Maintenance, Inventory, Construction,                                                               • Submit Open Forum items
and FTOP committees. (Some Committees are omitted                     emphasis on organic, minimally pro-
                                                                                                                        • Explore meeting literature
because covering absent members is too difficult.)                    cessed and healthful foods. We seek to
• Attend the entire GM:                                               avoid products that depend on the                 Open Forum (7:15 p.m.)
    In order to earn workslot credit you must be present              exploitation of others. We support non-           Open Forum is a time for members to bring brief items
for the entire meeting.                                               toxic, sustainable agriculture. We respect        to the General Meeting. If an item is more than brief, it
• Childcare can be provided at GMs:                                   the environment. We strive to reduce the          can be submitted to the Agenda Committee as an item
   Please notify an Office Coordinator in the Membership              impact of our lifestyles on the world we          for a future GM.
Office at least one week prior to the meeting date.                   share with other species and future genera-
• Signing in at the Meeting:                                          tions. We prefer to buy from local, earth-        Reports (7:30 p.m.)
   1. After the meeting the Chair will provide the                    friendly producers. We recycle. We try to         • Financial Report
Workslot Credit Attendance Sheet.                                     lead by example, educating ourselves and          • Coordinators’ Report
   2.Please also sign in the attendance book that is                                                                    • Committee Reports
passed around during the meeting.
                                                                      others about health and nutrition, coopera-
                                                                      tion and the environment. We are com-             Agenda (8:00 p.m.)
• Being Absent from the GM:
   It is possible to cancel without penalty. We do ask that
                                                                      mitted to diversity and equality. We              • The agenda is posted at the Coop Community Corner
you remove your name if you know cannot attend. Please                oppose discrimination in any form. We               and may also appear elsewhere in this issue.
do not call the Membership Office with GM cancellations.              strive to make the Coop welcoming and
• Is it FTOP or a Make-up?                                            accessible to all and to respect the opin-        Wrap Up (9:30-9:45)
  It depends on your work status at the time of the                   ions, needs and concerns of every member.         (unless there is a vote to extend the meeting)
meeting.                                                              We seek to maximize participation at every        • Meeting evaluation
• Consider making a report…                                           level, from policy making to running the          • Board of Directors vote your Squad after you attend the meeting.                        store. We welcome all who respect these           • Announcements, etc.
10            March 29, 2007                                                      Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

                                   COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Community calendar listings are free. Please submit your listings in 50 words or less by mail, the
mailslot in the entry vestibule, or Submission deadlines are the
same as for classified ads. Please refer to the Coop Calendar in the center of this issue.
*Denotes a Coop member.

                                                   Polytechnic University, Dibner        gested donation: $12 general/$9
         SAT, MAR 31                               Library, Room LC 400, 333 Jay         members/more if you choose, less
PEOPLE’S VOICE CAFE: RAY                           Street. Free.                         if you can't/no one turned away
KORONA BAND. 8 p.m.-10:30
p.m. at the Workmen’s Circle, 45                          SAT, APR 14                          SUN, APR 22
East 33rd St. (between Madison &
Park); wheelchair-accessible. For                  PEOPLES' VOICE CAFE: CAR-             TEREZA STANISLAV: VIOLIN.
info call 212-787-3903 or see                      OLYN HESTER. 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m.        ROBERTO GIORDANO: PIANO.
w w w. p e o p l e s v o i c e c a f e . o r g .   at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East      Performing works by Kreisler,
Suggested donation: $12 gener-                     33rd St. (between Madison &           Beethoven, Matheson & Strauss.          Friday, April 6 • 7:00 p.m.
al/$9 members/more if you
choose, less if you can’t/no one
                                                   Park); Wheelchair-accessible. For
                                                   info call 212-787-3903 or see www.
                                                                                         Tickets $15 at the door; advance
                                                                                         tickets $10 by email: wflecknaf@                at the Coop
turned away.                              Suggested or by phone. Students:
                                                   donation: $12 general/$9 mem-         $5. TDF vouchers accepted.
                                                   bers/more if you choose, less if      Information: 718-855-3053 or
           FRI, APR 6                              you can't/no one turned away.         www.brooklynfriendsofchamber-
DANCING FOR ANIMALS, a non-                                                    
profit organization, is holding                           SAT, APR 21
Fridaynight dance parties. Every                                                                SAT, APR 28
Friday, enjoy an evening of danc-                  PEOPLES' VOICE CAFE: ELLEN
ing while helping animal welfare                   DAVIDSON; ADELE ROLIDER. At           PEOPLES' VOICE CAFE: JACK
organizations at the same time!                    The Workmen's Circle, 45 East         LANDRON.8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. t the
Intro dance class 9-9:30 p.m.                      33rd St. (between Madison &           Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33rd St.
General dancing 9:30 p.m.-12:00                    Park); Wheelchair-accessible. For     (between Madison & Park);Wheel-
a.m. (music for all partner dances                 info call 212-787-3903 or see         chair-accessible. For info call
played). Dance Times Square, 156
W. 44th St., 3rd Floor. 212-946-
                                          Sug-        212-787-3903 or see www.
                                                                                Suggested                                    The
1824                                                          donation: $12 general/$9 mem-
                                                                                         bers/more if you choose, less if
           SAT, APR 7                                                                    you can't/no one turned away.
                                                                                                                                                       of the World
OUT OF THE BOX! Come learn
                                                                                                 SAT, MAY 5                                             Changıng
techniques to get your photos                                                            PEOPLES' VOICE CAFE: DONAL
and memorabilia into your life.                                                          LEACE; BELLES. 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Take mini classes in bookmaking                                                          at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East
and papermaking arts! Take 5% off                                                        33rd St. (between Madison &
all photo-safe products and ser-                                                         Park); Wheelchair-accessible. For
vices purchased both days! Call                                                          info call 212-787-3903 or see
718-398-1519. 633 Vanderbilt Ave.,                                              Sug-       Ten years ago, Richard Ogust, a writer living in New
Prospect      Heights     Bklyn.                                                         gested donation: $12 general/$9
                                                                                                                              York City, abandoned his life’s work and began to
                                                                                         members/more if you choose, less
                                                                                         if you can't/no one turned away.     acquire endangered turtles, driven by the appalling but
         TUE, APR 10                                                                                                          little known fact that we are on the brink of losing a
GOWANUS CANAL WATER QUAL-                           Save these Dates!                                                         group of animals that have survived the ecological
ITY SUMMIT: Sponsored by the                        The Fun'Raising Committee has plenty of events for you                    instability of the last 200 million years, including the
Gowanus Canal Conservancy
(718-858-0557). Session 4: Green
                                                    and your friends, Coop members or not. Display ads for                    great extinction that eliminated the dinosaurs.
Gowanus Charette: How Do We                         each will appear in the Gazette as each event approaches.
Make It Happen? Speakers from                                                                                                 Currently in China, hundreds of thousands of turtles
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Added                      Saturday, April 21                  Earth Day World Beat Fiesta
Value, Big Sue LLC, and Habana                                                                                                are sold in food markets. Species are being taken from
Outpost. 6:30-9:00p.m. at
                                                    Saturday, May 19                    Game Night
                                                                                                                              the wild at such an alarming rate that the situation has
                                                                                                                              escalated into an environmental crisis. With a reasonable
                                                                                                                              inheritance, Richard was able to build an ark, literally
                                           WORKSLOT NEEDS                                                                     rescuing hundreds of endangered turtles. Eventually,
                                                                                                                              Richard was sharing his giant penthouse in lower
     CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9                          recycling facility is open.         will be asked to take a U-            Manhattan with over 1,200 turtles and tortoises. But the
                                                    Drivers must have a large           boat of food to CHIPS, the            weight of Richard’s ark soon began to crush him.
     recycling, washing dishes
                                                    capacity vehicle (van or            soup kitchen on 4th avenue
     and making coffee. Sound
                                                    truck) for the volume of recy-      (it’s downhill all the way!)          The Chances of the World Changing is an extraordinary
     like your dream come true?
                                                    cling collected. You need to        The job involves some lift-
     This job might be for you.                                                                                               documentary about one man’s unbelievable mission to
                                                    be able to lift and work            ing and working in the walk-
     Please speak to Adrianna                                                                                                 save hundreds of turtles and tortoises from extinction—
                                                    independently. Reliability a        in refrigerator for part of the
     in the Membership Office,
                                                    must as you are the only            shift. You may be asked to            an epic story of conservation, perseverance, love, and
     Monday through Thursday,
                                                    person coming to do this            help do produce prepara-
     8:00 am to 2:00 pm.                                                                                                      hope in the face of a global crisis.
                                                    job on your day. If interested      tion if you finish the soup
                                                    please contact General Co-          kitchen tasks early. On-the-
     Plastic Recycling                              ordinator Jessica Robinson          workslot training with                Eric Daniel Metzgar (director, producer, editor, and
     Drivers                                        at          receiving coordinator Hilton          photographer) is an award winning filmmaker, who was
     Wednesday,                                     or drop by the Membership           Horwitz. Help the cooks at            nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award for his
     time to be arranged.                           Office to speak to her.             the soup kitchen get a head           direction of The Chances. Eric also works as a freelance
     The Plastics Recycling                                                             start in their efforts to feed
                                                                                                                              cinematographer. He has shot for Edet Belzberg (Oscar-
     Squads are looking for dri-                    Soup Prep                           the hungry.
                                                                                                                              nominated director of Children Underground), Dana Adam
     vers to transport plastic                      Friday, 7:00 to 9:45 am                                                   Shapiro (Oscar-nominated director of Murderball), and
     recycling collected at the                     Do you have a strong social                                               Steven Cantor (Oscar-nominated director of Blood Ties:
     Coop to the recycling plant                    conscience? Do you hate
     in Brooklyn. Drivers needed                                                                                              The Life and Work of Sally Mann).
                                                    waste? You can help the
     to work Wednesday during                       Coop rescue slightly dam-                                                 Read more at:
     the daytime. The time can                      aged food and turn it into                                                and
     be arranged with Jessica                       ingredients for nutritious                                                                                                                       FREE
     Robinson but the work                          meals. You will be sorting                                                A discussion with Eric will follow.
     needs to be completed
                                                    and packing food by catego-
     between the hours of 8:00                      ry (vegetables, fruit, eggs,                                                                                                       welcome
     am to 3:00 pm when the                         milk, etc). You and a partner
                                                                                                                              Views expressed by the presenter do not necessarily represent the Park Slope Food Coop
                                                                  Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY                                               March 29, 2007              11

                                             minutes of getting into the Coop was          ten vegetables to compost and                 because we are so responsible with
                                             more important than a fire truck going        babysat my children while I shopped.          our recycling, compost, and childcare
CORRECTION                                   on a call. “Oh I will just be a minute ...”   But surely! I have had the most diffi-        and because we only work in shifts of
                                             and I am sure these are the same peo-         cult month of all! Worse than any of          less than three hours, it takes about
TO THE EDITOR:                               ple who would raise hell regarding the        the other twelve thousand people!             400 people every day to work at the
   The Environmental Committee has           response time if it was their emer-           Instead of paying the higher prices at        Coop. With such an incredible
a correction to the February 15, 2007        gency. I think that stronger measures         a regular grocery store, they should          amount of work, there’s an incredible
article on solar energy. The article         are in order here. If someone prevents        invite me to take advantage of their          domino effect when shifts are under-
stated that if solar energy were used,       the engine from going on a call they          time and labor, so much less valuable         staffed. I think the reasoning behind
“The Coop would also be contributing         should be removed from the Coop.              than my own!                                  the makeup policy really holds true:
less toward global warming because                    A truly embarrassed Coop member,        Did you know?                              scheduled work is twice as valuable as
electricity generated by solar energy                                    Roberta Nelson       • You can pick up a list of people         unscheduled work.
does not produce carbon dioxide (CO                                                        who do a similar shift to yours, on the          Thanks for reading. Thanks for want-
2), a greenhouse gas.” Since the Coop                                                      same day of the week, with their              ing good food at a good price. I write
is currently using 100% wind power as        SEED OF A                                     phone numbers, making it really easy          here only in my own self-interest: I
an energy choice, there is no carbon                                                       to contact a likely substitute.               want the Coop to exist, and I want it to
dioxide generated by our energy use. If
                                             NEW IDEA                                         • If you arrange for a substitute in       continue to function as a store. It takes
solar panels were installed, they                                                          advance and that person doesn’t do            work, but I think it’s worth it.
would serve to lessen our use of ener-       DEAR EDITOR,                                  your shift, but you hold up your end of                                   Fellow member,
gy from the New York State grid, as we          I am a Coop member and an avid             the bargain and do their shift, YOU                                          Amber Wiley
would be generating some of our own          gardener. My daughter and I garden            get credit.
power. Solar panels generate the max-        with the children in our neighbor-               • If you usually come to your shift
imum electricity precisely when the          hood, who have also become avid gar-          but have an emergency and can’t               POET’S (CATTY)
regional electric grid faces the great-      deners. I would like to suggest that          make it this one time, almost any
est demand, during sunny summer              Coop members be allowed to volun-             squad leader will only give you one
afternoons, potentially reducing the         teer with our kids’ gardening club,           makeup.
chances of future blackouts. But as far      “Grow Baby Grow!” as part of their               • If you really had a terrible month       TO THE EDITOR:
as greenhouse gases, the Coop has            work shift. Many of these children            and really couldn’t make it to your              Leon Freilich is, I’m sure,
already made a commitment to wind            come from poor families, and many             shift and really couldn’t do a makeup,           A very nice man, and not a bore,
power to ensure that we do not con-          are new immigrants. Gardening                 you can ask in the office for a one-             Though you’d never know it from
tribute to global warming. Further-          brings such joy to them, and it brings        month extension on your makeup and            reading his poems,
more, the Environmental Committee            us more joy to watch them plant their         still shop.                                      A painful process that engenders
and Joe Holtz have put together a            seeds as they cheer them on to grow.             More Members = More Shoppers =             long moans.
team to do an energy audit of Coop,             I know the Coop helps the soup             More Inventory = More Work. Did I                There’s a pressing need for what we
making sure we conserve as much as           kitchen in Park Slope, but we sure            mention that there are 12,000 mem-            don’t have yet
possible.                                    could use help teaching kids on our           bers? Remember the part in orienta-              A poetry editor at the Gazette!
                          Cynthia Blayer     block about tree pits, composting, the        tion when they told you that the                                            Len Neufeld
                 Environmental Committee     environment, growing organic food,            Coop, on average, sells and restocks
                                             and so many other topics.                     the entire inventory every eight or
                                                Is this possible? And how do I go          nine days? Every single box of cereal         ISSUE CRITIQUE
BLOCKING THE                                 about doing this?                             gets moved from a truck to the base-
                                                                         Thank you,        ment to the shelf through the check-          DEAR EDITORZ:
FIREHOUSE                                                              Eman Rashid         out EVERY WEEK.                                  Some notes from the March 1st
                                                                                              Shopping at the best grocery store         issue:
GREETINGS …                                                                                in New York—with great food at great             “Notes to the Plant Doctor: Read-
   I have to say that I was ashamed to       HOW THINGS WORK                               prices—is a privilege we create for           ing about the Botanical Gardens” by
be a Coop member when I read that                                                          ourselves by doing the work our-              Wally Konrad; we would appreciate
members of the Coop were blocking            TO ALL THE MEMBER-                            selves. By joining the Coop, you agree        any advice about our narrow backyard
the firehouse. The fact that I did not       WORKER-SHOPPERS:                              that you will do some work. The coor-         garden.
know this problem exists shows that I           I’m a regular old member of the            dinators are there to help make sure             Specifically, what are the pros and
can have my head in the sand, but            Coop. I do my work shift, I shop for          that people are scheduled to work             cons of removing the gravel and the
after reading about it in the Linewaiters’   groceries. I don’t go to General Meet-        when work needs to get done.                  insulating sheet under it? It is some
Gazette I surfaced. I find it an uncon-      ings, don’t take classes, and I rarely        Because we move so much inventory
scionable act of self entitlement. That      read the Gazette. I picked up the issue       for so many member-shoppers,                                  CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

someone would think that their few           with the “Green Building Supply
                                             Store” on the front because I’ve been                                LETTERS POLICY
                                             curious about where these places are
                                             hidden. I was very frustrated to see a           We welcome letters from members.           Fairness
 Member Contribution                         huge article that seemed to be heavily        Submission deadlines appear in the            In order to provide fair, comprehen-
                                             against the current two-for-one make-         Coop Calendar. All letters will be            sive, factual coverage:
                                             up policy.                                    printed if they conform to the pub-               1. The Gazette will not publish
   HANKIPUS-PANKIPUS                            What did I read?                           lished guidelines. We will not know-          hearsay—that is, allegations not
       COMPLEX                                  • One-for-one instead of two-for-          ingly publish articles which are racist,      based on the author's first-hand
  New evidence confirms that                 one: I’m supposed to come to my               sexist or otherwise discriminatory            observation.
  Sigmund Freud had an affair                work shift, but if I don’t, well … what-         The maximum length for letters is              2. Nor will we publish accusations
  with his wife’s younger sister,            ever … some other time.                       500 words. Letters must include your          that are not specific or are not sub-
  Minna.      —front page article,              • It’s really inconvenient to have to      name and phone number and be                  stantiated by factual assertions.
                 The New York Times          come to the Coop and do my work-              typed or very legibly handwritten. Edi-           3. Copies of submissions that make
                                             shift: I said I would come, but it’s just     tors will reject letters that are illegible   substantive accusations against spe-
     Though he married Martha,               too much trouble. But I would totally         or too long.                                  cific individuals will be given to those
                                             come, like, you know, some other                 You may submit on paper, typed or          persons to enable them to write a
     Freud’s thoughts were of Minna          time. I’m certain that there are plenty       very legibly handwritten, or via email        response, and both submissions and
     And the ardent love life                of other people who will come and do          to or            response will be published simultane-
                                             my work for me.                               on disk.                                      ously. This means that the original
     That coulda binna.                         • It’s really inconvenient to do                                                         submission may not appear until the
     But it’s never too late,                makeup shifts: I didn’t come when I           Anonymity                                     issue after the one for which it was
                                             said I would. I thought I would just             Unattributed letters will not be           submitted.
     So he took her on tours.                come some other time, but geez, I             published unless the Gazette knows                The above applies to both articles
     “I’ll show my unconscious               sure am busy! It’s hard to come when I        the identity of the writer, and there-        and letters. The only exceptions will
                                             have my shift, and it’s hard to come          fore must be signed when submitted            be articles by Gazette reporters which
     If you show me yours,”                  any time at all. Doing a work shift is        (giving phone number). Such letters           will be required to include the
     Said Sigmund to Minna,                  really just inconvenient.                     will be published only where a reason         response within the article itself.
                                                • It’s so awful to be suspended and        is given to the editor as to why public
     Turning inns into palaces               not be able to shop just because I            identification of the writer would
     And proving the value                   couldn’t come and work! For four              impose an unfair burden of embar-
                                             weeks, twelve thousand other people           rassment or difficulty. Such letters
     Of psychoanalysis.                      came and emptied trucks and                   must relate to Coop issues and avoid
                          By Leon Freilich   restocked shelves and made sure               any non-constructive, non-coopera-
                                             there were enough box cutters and             tive language.
                                             enough apple juice and took the rot-
12         March 29, 2007                                           Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11                      more like a club than a real enter-                          they call themselves Generals! From
                                            prise. How many members are there?                           our perspective, she was too much of a
kind of black fabric or mesh. The grav-     How much do they get paid? How can                           general, standing at the doors of too                              about Junior’s Restaurant by Leon
el was installed several years ago and      100% of the fees go to the workers? If                       many committees. Now the Gazette and                               Freilich. Paid ad? Any publication
we just realized that the insulation        Jill Birnbaum and Ilka Perez aren’t                          other committees will be more acces-                               should make clear what is an ad and
under it, not the gravel itself, was        paid, how can the enterprise be sus-                         sible to members. Also revealed,                                   what is some kind of lame spoof.
what prevented anything from grow-          tainable? If workers only get one or                         “Generals” can bank workslots, thir-                                  To Brad, our colleague in the New
ing. We like the natural ground and         two jobs a year, what keeps them                             teen per year, for every year they are                             York Labor Chorus: You said our letter
what grows in it, except Ailanthus and      going to the meetings? Is Ms. Birn-                          generals. Not only that, but “… I will                             to the March 1 issue was one of the
brambles and perhaps other unpleas-         baum’s salary paid by the Center for                         also bank a couple of FTOP shifts for                              few that was coherent. We say that
ant plants. We are not gardeners, but       Family Life, her employer? How can a                         each of my kids & their families so they                           maybe we are people who can distin-
we like to clean up the twigs and trash     serious journalist like Hayley Goren-                        can be members when they are in                                    guish between form and content,
once or twice a year, sometimes sit         berg write a piece that is so uncritical                     town,” she says. In addition to a life-                            between personalities and principles.
out there and maybe barbecue.               and so lacking in focus and perspec-                         time pension granted for only ten                                                                  Sincerely,
   Hayley Gorenberg’s “Cleaning             tive?                                                        years of work, don’t you think this is                                                    Albert B. Solomon
Cooperative” describes a group who              Ann Pappert on Linda Wheeler (p.                         gilding the lily? Vote for me for the                                      718-768-9079,
do cleaning collectively. It is great       3) is uncritical, though it reveals inter-                   Board of Directors again this year if I
they make decisions together and            esting biographical details, such as                         choose to run—maybe this time we’ll                                Editor’s Note: Linda Wheeler was a general
have a “contract.” But unless some          that Ms. Wheeler was a potter. Just                          have a chance.                                                     coordinator at the Coop for 26 years.
questions are answered this looks           occurred to us, it is interesting that                          On Page 5, a box with a poem

                                                                  You Own It!
                                    T W E LV E T H I NG S M EM BE R S CA N D O TO H E LP T H E I R C O OP

     • Help make respect and appreci-         • If you see wrong prices, misla-                            • Help visitors to the Coop feel                                    groceries, and our neighbors.
       ation part of the Coop’s                 beled or misplaced merchan-                                  welcome. Offer to give them a                                     And NEVER block the firehouse.
       ambiance.                                dise, let the Squad Leader or a                              tour.
                                                                                                                                                                            • Post or distribute Coop flyers
                                                working member know.
     • Offer to help if you see it may be                                                                  • Offer constructive suggestions.                                  where you live or work. The Coop
       needed.                                • Respect the Coop’s member                                    Drop a note in the Coop mailbox                                  office can supply you with as
                                                labor system. Is every adult in                              for the Coordinators or a Coop                                   many as you like.
     • Pick up trash if you see it in the
                                                your household a member?                                     committee. Drop a note to the
       store or in front of the Coop and                                                                                                                                    • Tell a friend about what a great
                                                Shop for your household or                                   produce buyer in the wall pocket
       report and/or help clean up                                                                                                                                            Coop we have!
                                                other Coop members only.                                     in the produce area. Write in the
                                                Remember, our costs are low                                  Shopping Committee Feedback Book.
     • Help protect the Coop, its               because of member labor.                                     Write a letter to the Gazette. The                             Adapted from Gentle Strength Times, Gentle
       property and its people. If you                                                                       Coop welcomes ideas!
                                              • Be informed. Read the Linewait-                                                                                             Strength Food Coop, Tempe AZ.
       notice shoplifting or other
                                                ers’ Gazette. Come to General                              • Leave the street in front of the
       irregularities, please tell the
                                                Meetings and other Coop                                      Coop clear for deliveries,
       squad leader or a coordinator.
                                                meetings.                                                    members picking up their

                                                           Do you buy bottled water?
                                                                   Check out our new Doulton water filters instead!
                                                             These filters remove all biohazards, chemicals and minerals!
                                                                                     Here's an example price comparison:
                                                                     Doulton undersink dual water filter first year – 600 gallons = $256.05
                                                                     Poland Spring or Appalachian Spring Water – 600 gallons = $762.00
                                                                        The second year of Doulton filtered water would only be $78.69
                                                                       You can find the filters on the top shelf of Aisle 2 above the water
                                                        Illustration by graphic artist Sidy Lamine Dramé, originally appeared in Baobab magazine, published by ALIN (Arid Lands Information Network), based in Nairobi, Kenya.
                                                        Mr. Dramé’s main focus has been illustrating extension and training materials on rural development. He has been the principal illustrator for Baobab, since 1991.
                                                                                                                  Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY   Mrach 29, 2007   13


 Friday, March 30 and
 Saturday, March 31

 The following programs will happen within
 four days of publication of this issue. For full
 ads, please look at the March 1 or 15 issues
 or pick up copies of the flyers in the Coop.
 Fri, Mar 30
        7:30         Choosing a Sleep Away Camp
                     for your Child with Carl Makower,
                     Beth Schneider and Stephanie
 Sat, Mar 31
        4:00        SOHO (Small Office Home Office):
                    A Great Place to Live and Work
                    with Lalita Brockington
      12:00         Alexander Technique Workshop
                    with Sigal Bergman
                                                                                         Photo by Rebecca Grant

                   WITH         MORAIMA SUAREZ

              Is there someone you need to forgive?
      Holding on to feelings of hurt, guilt, resentment,
    blame, anger and the need to punish binds up a lot
   of your own energy and keeps you locked in the past,
               instead of being fully present.
      The Forgiveness Process allows you to release
 these negative feelings and completes your own healing.

                         LEARN TO:
                • Forgive yourself and others
      • Focus and use the power of unconditional love
              • Align your head and your heart
    • Use the power and energy of love to relieve stress
   • Participate in a group unconditional love meditation

Moraima Suarez is a Coop member, certified Holoenergetic ® Healing
Practitioner, certified Bowen Therapist, and Reiki practitioner. She has studied
and practiced the healing arts for over 20 years and her healing practice in
the Park Slope vicinity.

 FREE                                           Saturday, April 21
 Non-members welcome                         2–4:00 p.m. at the Coop
Views expressed by the presenter do not necessarily represent the Park Slope Food Coop
14         March 29, 2007                                      Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

                                                                   To Submit Classified or Display Ads:
                                                                      Ads may be placed on behalf of Coop members only. Classified ads are prepaid at $15 per inser-
                                                                   tion, business card ads at $30. (Ads in the “Merchandise–Non-commercial” category are free.) All
                                                                   ads must be written on a submission form. Classified ads may be up to 315 characters and spaces.
                                                                   Display ads must be camera-ready and business card size (2" x 3.5" horizontal).
                                                                      Submission forms are available in a wallpocket near the elevator in the entrance lobby.

                                                                                                            TOP HAT MOVERS, INC., 145 Park
                                                                                                            Place, Bklyn. Licensed and Insured
                                                                                                            Moving Co. moves you stress-free.
                                                                                                            Full line of boxes & packing materials
                                                                                                            avail. Free estimates 718-965-0214.
                                                                                                            D.O.T. #T-12302. Reliable, courteous,
                                                                                                            excellent references & always on
                                                                                                            time. Credit cards accepted. Member
                                                                                                            Better Business Bureau.

                                                                 COMMERCIAL SPACE                                                                      Creative problem solving. 25 yrs
                                                                PROFESSIONAL OFFICES available.                                                        experience. References. Call Sam
                                                                Ideal for massage therapist,                                                           Bonsignore 718-788-4568.
                                                                acupuncturist, psychotherapist, etc.                                                   EXPRESS MOVES. One flat price for
                                                                Be part of a holistic center, either in a                                              the entire move! No deceptive hourly
                                                                beautiful Soho section or in an excel-                                                 estimates! Careful, experienced
                                                                lent Brooklyn neighborhood. Doctor                                                     mover. Everything quilt padded. No
                                                                will introduce all patients to you. For                                                extra charge for wardrobes and pack-
                                                                information call 212-505-5055.              MADISON AVENUE HAIRSTYLIST in              ing tape. Specialist in walkups. Thou-
                                                                                                            Park Slope one block from Coop-by          sands of satisfied customers. Great
                                                                                                            appointment only. Please call Maggie       Coop references. 718-670-7071.
                                                                       EMPLOYMENT                           at 718-783-2154 at a charge of $50.
                                                                                                                                                       CAREER SHRINK Ray Reichenberg
                                                                PARK SLOPE DESIGN STUDIO seek-              PAINTING-PLASTERING+PAPER-                 can help you get more control of your
                                                                ing administrative assistant. Must be       HANGING-Over 25 years experience           livelihood. Unlock from toxic work
                                                                very organized & detail oriented.           doing the finest prep + finish work in     relationships. Gain insights about
                                                                Must be able to commit long-term.           Brownstone Brooklyn. An entire             relationships at your present job or
                                                                Salary $13/hr during training, $15/hr       house or one room. Reliable, clean         begin a new job search. Acquire skills
                                                                to start. Contribution to health insur-     and reasonably priced. Fred Becker -       necessary with certified career coach
                                                                ance. If interested, please e-mail          718-853-0750.                              and psychotherapist “Dr. Ray”
                                                                Paul at:
                                                                                                                                                       SO MANY PHOTOS, so little time.
                                                                      MERCHANDISE                                                                      Overwhelmed by your photo and
                                                                TEMPUR-PEDIC MATTRESSES,                                                               memorabilia collection? Let us help!
                                                                NECK pillows, comfort products &                                                       Bring us your box and pick up a fin-
                                                                accessories. Mattress comes with a                                                     ished album or something else you
                                                                20-year guarantee & a 3-month trial                                                    had in mind. Memories Out of the
                                                                period. The ultimate in comfort &                                                      Box, 633 Vanderbilt Ave. in Prospect
                                                                pressure relief. Truly will improve the                                                Heights, 718-398-1519. www.memo-
                                                                quality of your sleep. Call Janet at                                          Long-time PSFC
                                                                Patrick Mackin Custom Furniture—a                                                      member.
                                                                T-P dealer for 10 yrs, 718-237-2592.                                                   ATTORNEY-Personal injury empha-
                                                                                                                                                       sis, 29 yrs. experience in all aspects
                                                                                                                                                       of injury law. Individual attention
                                                                                                            ATTORNEY landlord/tenant, estate           provided for entire case. Free phone
                                                                                                            planning & LGBT law. Free phone con-       or office consultations. Prompt, cour-
                                                                                                            sultation. Know your rights. Protect       teous communications. 18-yr. Food
                                                                                                            your family. 14 yrs experience. Long-      Co-op member; Park Slope resident.
                                                                                                            time Coop member. Personal, prompt         Tom Guccione, 718-596-4184.
                                                                                                            service. Melissa Cook, Esq., 16 7th        PARK SLOPE SAT TUTOR. I am a col-
                                                                                                            Ave, 718-638-4457, 917-363-0586.           lege English professor and I received
                                                                                                   Discount          my MFA from Columbia University.
                                                                                                            for Coop members.                          I’ve been teaching for over 7 years. As
                                                                    MERCHANDISE                             COMPUTER HELP-CALL NY GEEK                 an SAT tutor, I assess individual
                                                                                                            GIRLS. Setup & file transfer; hard-        strengths and weaknesses, targeting
                                                                   NONCOMMERCIAL                            ware & software issues; data recov-        those specific areas. We all learn dif-
                                                                VARIOUS USED BIKES FOR SALE.                ery; viruses & pop-ups; networking;        ferently. Reasonable rates, excellent
                                                                Woman’s ten speed, kids bike for 7-10       printer/file sharing; training; back-      ref. 917-797-9872or berit.anderson@
                                                                yrs. old. Call Laura, 917-859-9725.         ups. Home or business. Mac and PC.
                                                                                                            Onsite or pickup/drop off. Refer-
                                                                                                            ences, reasonable rates. Longtime
                                                                                                            Coop member. 347-351-3031 or
                                                                                                            NEED AN ELECTRICIAN CALL ART
                                                                                                            CABRERA, celebrating 35 yrs in the
                                                                                                            electrical construction industry. No
                                                                                                            job too large or small specializing in
                                                                                                            trouble shooting, 220 wiring, fans,
                                                                GENUINE SPANISH 3/4 BLACK                   lights, total or partial renovations.
                                                                SHEARLING, Size XL. Extra long twin         Expert in Brownstone renovations.
                                                                size 33” innerspring mattress, excel-       Serving Park Slope since 1972, origi-
                                                                lent condition. Please no Saturday          nal Coop member, P.S. resident.
                                                                calls. 718-756-3279 or 347-276-3300.        718-965-0327.
                                                                                                            ATTORNEY-EXPERIENCED Personal                SERVICES-HEALTH
     ADVERTISE ON THE WEB                                                      PETS                         Injury Trial Lawyer representing
                                                                                                            injured bicyclists & other accident vic-   HOLISTIC DENTISTRY in Brooklyn
     If your ad would benefit from broader exposure, try the    ADOPT GUBBIO! She was found on              tims. Limited caseload to insure max-      (Midwood) & Manhattan (Soho). Dr.
     Coop’s web page, The ads are FREE.       the st. & is now looking for a forever      imum compensation. Member of the           Stephen R. Goldberg provides family
                                                                home. She is a pretty gray, white, and      NYSTLA & ATLA. No recovery, no fee.        dental care utilizing non-mercury fill-
                                                                brown short hair 3-4 yr. old cat. She is    Free consult. Manhattan office. Park       ings, acupuncture, homeopathy,
                                                                fixed and healthy. She is shy but           Slope resident. Long time PSFC mem-        temporo-mandibular (TM) joint ther-
      Answer to Puzzle on page 8                                sweet, very tolerant of handling &          ber. Adam D. White 212-577-9710.           apy & much more. For a no-obliga-
      Pearled Barley, Kasha, Coconut, Sushi Rice, Cous-         loves to be pet. Modest adoption fee.                                                  tion free initial oral examination, call
      cous, Anasazi Beans, Raw Almonds, Roasted Mixed                                                       CONSTRUCTION AND REMODEL-                  212-505-5055. Please bring X-rays.
                                                                Contact Victoria at 914-443-9209 or
      Nuts, Soup Mix, Black Eyed Peas, Pecan Halves,                                                        ING CONSULTATIONS. All types of
                                                                                                                     HOLISTIC PHYSICIAN with over 12
                                                                                                            renovations and repairs. Kitchens/
      Bulghur,                                                                                              bathrooms, floors/staircases, plumb-       years experience using natural meth-
                                                                                                            ing/electricity. All types of carpentry.   ods to treat a wide range of condi-

                  Classified advertising in the Linewaiters’ Gazette is available only to Coop members. Publication does not imply endorsement by the Coop.
                                                                         Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY                                              March 29, 2007        15

tions including allergies, digestive         and build a satisfying relationship, or
disorders, endocrine conditions,             help you end one and move on. Call
female problems, depression, fatigue         Charley Wininger 718-783-3222. See
and cardiovascular problems. Insur-
ance reimbursable. Medicare accept-
ed. Margie Ordene, MD 258-7880.              TIRED? STRESSED? UNFOCUSED?
                                             Xanthohumol is the answer! All nat
                                             ext from hops-for metabolic stress-
                                             21st century master molecule -             social activities for kids & adults. 2 BR
                                             google the compound then go to :           bungalows $1900-$2000/mo. 1 BR
                                            apt. $1250/mo. Discounts for longer
                                             tions for more info. The only              stays. Info: Roxi 718-768-5708 or
                                             absorbable form. It will change your
                                             life. Call for info 917-515-8821.
                                                                                        COTTAGES FOR RENT in charming
                                             PSYCHOTHERAPY for those interest-          Catskill summer community. Beauti-
                                             ed in creating a fully expressed life.     ful wooded grounds, Olympic size
                                             Therapist with more than 20 years          pool, tennis courts, basketball, base-
                                             experience integrates body, mind,          ball, lake for swimming, boating, fish-
                                             emotions and spirit. Call Gail Fein-       ing. Wonderful families with lots of
                                             stein, LCSW, LMT for consultation.         kids. Wonderful family vacation, very
                                             718-857-0436.                              reasonable priced. Contact Marlene
                                                                                        Star, 914-777-3088.
doctors treat patients symptomati-
cally by prescribing ever-increasing
                                                                                           WHAT’S FOR FREE
                                             FIRST THREE WEEKS in July. Bunga-
prescriptions. We try to find the            low in Lake Huntington summer              FREE INITIAL ORAL EXAM in holistic
source of your vision problem. Some          community. 2 1/2 hrs from NYC near         dental office for all Coop members. X-
of the symptoms that can be treated          Bethel Woods Arts Center. Pool, lake,      rays are strictly minimized so bring
include headaches, eye fatigue, com-         tennis, basketball, sleeps 4-5, deck,      your own. Dr. Goldberg’s non-mercury
puter discomfort, learning disabili-         gas grill. Modern, fully equipped,         offices in Soho or in Midwood section
ties. Convenient Park Slope location.        friendly. Ideal for kids, other Coop       of Brooklyn. For info please call
Dr. Jerry Wintrob, 718-789-2020. holis-      members. $725 per week. Call               718-339-5066 or 212-505-5055.
ticeyecare.comSERVICES-HEALTH.               718-857-0090 or
                                                                                        FREE TICKETS for concerts for true
ALL OF LIFE IS CHANGE. I can help            PUTNAM VALLEY, NY — Summer                 classical music lovers only. Lincoln
you manage change so it doesn’t              rentals in vibrant, multi-generational,    Ct., Carnegie, etc., on short notice
manage you. And as a Dating Coach            friendly Three Arrows Cooperative, 1       sometimes. 10-20 concerts available
as well as a NYS Licensed Psychother-        1/4 hrs. from Brooklyn. Pvt lake, boat-    each year. S10/yr management fee.
apist, I can also help you either find       ing, clay tennis courts, cultural &        For more info, call: 212-802-7456.

              Classified advertising in the Linewaiters’ Gazette is available only to Coop members.
                            Publication does not imply endorsement by the Coop.

           A warm welcome to these new Coop members who have joined us in the last two weeks. We’re glad you’ve decided to be a part of our community.

   Alicia Ackerman                 Louis Donaldson                   Emily Huber                      Jacquith Loney                Onyeama Osuagwu       Jennifer Stark
   Adrienne Almeida                Ashley Edinger                    Rene Ifrah                       Dinie Lowenstein              Nick Patten           Kara Stemle
   Momo Attaoui                    Heather Eisen                     Alexander Iliev                  Dinelle Lucchesi              Marina Pavlenko       Andrea Suarez
   Jeffrey Austin                  Julia Farr                        Lisa Jahn                        Daisy Lumley                  Kalimah Priforce      Steven Summer
   Mindy Bank                      Rebecca Federman                  Aiste Jankauskaite               Marion Matthews               John Rariek           Lara Tabal-Sherida
   Marcella Bencivenni             Walter Fekete                     April Johnson                    Yonat Mayer                   Jeff Ratner           Reza Tehranifar
   Alebrt Beniada                  Joanna Fernandes                  Shannon Kelley                   Bongani Mbatha                Jason Rissman         Marie Thadal
   Teodora Berkova                 Whitney Gardner                   Nancy Kelly                      Sonia Mbatha-Ihara            Wadim Rojavski        Brigid Timlin
   Rakshya Bhadra                  John Gibson                       Bani Khoshnoudi                  Judith McRae                  Sergio Rueda Saez     Catalina Toro
   Elena Brandt                    Paula Goodwin                     Kathryn Kimball                  Daniel Mehrer                 Joanna M. Santa       Matthew Tully
   John Britt                      Dorothy Grasso                    Donna Knight                     Kerry Monaghan                David Satkowski       Oscar Valenzuela
   Holly Brooks-Patten             Yuliana Guitman                   John Knight                      Ethan Montgomery              Allan Scholl          Phillip Williams
   Sofia Carrondo                  Stephanie Haas                    Julien Koetsch                   Jr., James Mort               Abigail Seaman        Jennifer Witcher
   Shanti Carson                   Johm Hagan                        Misako Koga                      Susan Nakley                  Rachael Sharp         Li Wong
   Audrey Connolly                 Cheryl Hageman                    Sherry Ann Lamorell              Mariana Nannarone             Jesse Sheehan         Bennett Yates
   Kevin Connolly                  Ryan Haley                        Pierre Lescoat                   Alexander Nehayachek          Tom Sherida           Loretta Ysais
   Iga Czarnawska                  Christian Hansen                  Sue-Yee Leung                    Lucien O'Neill                Morisha Shney
   Jason D'Ercola                  Herbert Henryson                  Johnny Linville                  Michael Oberle                Elizabeth Shoffner
   Charlene Davis                  Maxine Henryson                   Wendy Lipson                     Efrain Oliva                  Rebekah Smith
   Daniel Decker                   Benicia Hill                      Jackson Liscombe                 Ed Oliver                     Jana Soroczak
   Laura DeNunzio                  Jan Hilley                        Maria Criselda Loleng            Charles Orphanides            Lily Standefer

                                                                                       THANK YOU!
                                          Thank you to the following members for referring friends who joined the Coop in the last two weeks.

   Sapp Asenath                    Ramon Cruz                        Natashia Fuksman                 Jason Malak                   Grace Protos          Taganyahu Swaby
   Stephen Barker                  Dawn D.                           Andrew Giddings                  Maray                         Jim Protos            Lara Tabal-Sherida
   Amy Baxt                        Jason D’Angelo                    Linda Greenfield                 Marnie                        Marisa Raphael        Lyndsay Varsaci
   Marcella Bencivenni             Elizabeth Dahmen                  Anjum Hajat                      Rachel Mattews                Ani Rivera            Molly Weingrod
   Belle Benfield                  Gosha Danilov                     Dehlia Hannah                    Martha McDonald               Laura S.              Jesse White
   Kim Berman                      Joseph Delano                     John Haskell                     Shadira Mercado               Ann Marie Salmon      Maggie Williams
   Fletcher Boote                  Irene Donoso                      Hendrich                         Lilian Mercogliaro            Sasha & Amber         Han Yu
   Jennifer Breckenridge           Susanna Eckblad                   Amanda de Jesus                  Emily Mitchell-Marell         Larissa Schlepp
   Alison Brill                    Edible Brooklyn                   Susan Kaner                      Tina Nannarone                Janet Schlesniger
   Maggie Carpenter                Julia Farr                        Adam Karpati                     Erika Nauman                  Linda Scott
   Florence Cave                   David Frackman                    Zoya Korshun                     Anastasia Nekoz               Shino
   Sharlena Charles                Deborah Franklin-                 Uni Sung Lee                     Stephen Petrus                Pat Smith
   Adrienne Cohen                    Feingold                        Laurence Lombart                 Emmanuel Pierre Jr.           Solomon
   Kirsten Cole                    Myk Freedman                      Justine Lynch                    Sarah Proescher               Sharon Sperber
16   March 29, 2007                   Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

Welcome Spring with the Park Slope Food Coop!

                Celebrate Spring                WITH THE
                                 Park Slope Civic Council
                       The Old Stone House and Park Slope Parents

                      Saturday, April 21                               Earth Day
              A Special FTOP Opportunity for Members
             as the Park Slope Food Coop again joins in Partnership with
      the Park Slope Civic Council for their Semi-Annual Neighborhood “Sweep”
       •   To sign up for FTOP work credit, call the Coop during office hours.
       •   Coop shifts are 10:00 am –12:00 pm, 11:00 am–1:00 pm & 12:00–2:00 pm
       •   Meet at JJ Byrne Park, Fifth Avenue and Third Street
       •   Cancelations will NOT be accepted after 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 20
                             And when the work is done, join the party:
                                           Spring Fling
                 a festival of fun family activities in JJ Byrne Park, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
                for arts & crafts, music & singing, seed planting. Laugh, play, be silly.

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