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                                         OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE PARK SLOPE FOOD COOP


      Volume FF, Number 11                                                                                                                                                                                                              June 2, 2011

      Digging Into the Soil                                                                                                                              Browsing New Cheeses,
      Opportunities to Learn and Support Urban Agriculture
                                                                                                                                                         Vegan Goodies and
      By Frank Haberle                                                                                                                                   Baby Foods
                                                                                                                                                         By Ed Levy
                                                                                                                                                         Maybe sausage, always
                                                                                                                                                             wanted to check out the
                                                                                                                                                         wrapped             exotic
                                                                                                                                                                                                               not always. You’ll find new
                                                                                                                                                                                                               products in the freezers and
                                                                                                                                                                                                               refrigerators and regular
                                                                                                                                                         jams and vegan wafers, but                            shelves. The Gazette asked
                                                                                                                                                         steering the cart and focusing                        buyers Gillian Chi, Lisa
                                                                                                                                                         on your list takes up your                            Hidem, Karen Martin, Janet
                                                                                                                                                         bandwidth. That’s a shame,                            Schumacher and Yuri Weber
                                                                                                                                                         because there’s new, interest-                        what’s new.
                                                                                                                                                         ing stuff out there. Often,
                                                                                                                                                         they’re on the end caps,                              Cheese
                                                                                                                                                         those narrow shelves at the                              Just recently the Coop
                                                                                                                                                         ends of the aisles facing the                         began buying several cheeses
                                                                                                                                                         cheese and yogurt and lox—                            from California that were not
                                                                                                                                                         that’s where I first discovered                       previously available on the
                                                                                                                                                         those really tasty imitation                          East Coast. These include the
                                                                                                                                                         cheese vegan wafers—but                                          CONTINUED ON PAGE                  3
                                                                                                                       IILLUSTRATION BY LYNN BERNSTEIN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  IILLUSTRATION BY DONNA EVANS
           ver wish you could try           among city dwellers to grow               nity Centers (UCC), is “to orga-
           working on a farm? As it         and eat locally grown pro-                nize youth and adults to
           turns out, there are             duce. Following is a brief sam-           address food justice in our
      opportunities to get involved         pling of some nearby options.             community by promoting local
      in urban farming, not only                                                      sustainable agriculture and
      upstate or on Long Island—            Volunteer Farming Right                   community-led economic
      some are just a walk, bike or         Here in Brooklyn                          development.” East New York
      subway ride away.                        Two local nonprofit food               Farms operates a farmers mar-                                      Next General & Annual Meeting on June 28
         Local and regional non-            justice organizations, East               ket where the majority of                                          The General Meeting of the Park Slope Food Coop is held
      profit organizations offer vol-       New York Farms (in the East               stands are run by Brooklyn-                                        on the last Tuesday of each month. The next General &
      unteer programs, internships,         New York community) and                   based farmers. Additionally,                                       Annual Meeting will be on Tuesday, June 28, at 7:00 p.m. at
      single classes and certificate        Added Value (in nearby Red                East New York Farms runs two                                       the Congregation Beth Elohim Temple House (Garfield
      programs. Through these pro-          Hook) welcome volunteer                   working farms: the UCC Youth                                       Temple), 274 Garfield Place.
      grams, Coop members can               farmers. The mission of East              Farm (where young people                                           The agenda is in this Gazette and available as a flier in the entry-
      directly dig into urban agricul-      New York Farms, a community-              from the local community                                           way of the Coop. For more information about the GM and about
      ture, the growing movement            led project of United Commu-                       CONTINUED ON PAGE       2                                 Coop governance, please see the center of this issue.

                                                                                                                                                                                 IN THIS ISSUE
                                         Fri, Jun 3  • Film Night: An Evening of Personal
                                                       Documentaries 7:00 p.m.                                                                           Puzzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       Coop                              Fri, Jun 10 • Blood Drive 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
                                         Sat, Jun 11 • Blood Drive 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Safe Food Committee Report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
                                                                                                                                                         The High Cost of Low Prices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
       Event                             Tue, Jun 14 • Safe Food Committee Film Night:
                                                       Dirt! The Movie 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Coop Hours, Coffeehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                                                                                                                                                         Coop Calendar, Workslot Needs
       Highlights                        Fri, Jun 17 • The Very Good Coffeehouse
                                                       Coop Concert Series 8:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                            Governance Information, Mission Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
                                                                                                                                                         Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
                                                                                                                                                         Letters to the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                                         Look for additional information about these and other events in this issue.                                     Classified Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
                                                                                                                                                         Community Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
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      2        June 2, 2011                                            Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

      Into the Soil                        days; activities for listed        complete 40 hours of volun-
            CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1          volunteers include “Process        teer work for Farm School
                                           food waste in thermophilic         NYC over the course of the
      grow food to bring to                (hot) windrows, bin sys-           program.
      market) and the Hands and            tems, and tend the vermi-             For those not ready to
      Hearts Garden (where adult           culture      bins    (worm         make such a commitment,
      community members grow               livestock).” Earth Matter NY       individual courses are open
      produce). East New York              also has opportunities for         to students in four seasonal
      Farms welcomes volunteers.           volunteer composters to            sessions. While the summer
      They host open volunteer days        work with the farm manager         session enrollment deadline
      at the UCC Youth Farm the 1st        at the nature preserve in          has passed for 2011, fall
      and 3rd Saturdays and at             Bushwick. For more infor-          offerings include preparing
      Hands and Heart Garden on            mation and to register as a        for winter and small farm
      the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of         volunteer, visit www.added-        planning and design; winter                     The Diversity and Equality
      each month from April to             value.org/volunteer.               classes include asset-based                   Committee Seeks New Members
      October, 10 A.M.–2 P.M. “Come                                           community mapping and
      get your hands dirty,” they list     Classes and Certificate            transformational leadership;                 Are you interested in Issues of
      on their website (www.east-          Programs:                          spring includes botany, prop-               Diversity, Equality and Inclusion?
      newyorkfarms.org), “and learn        Farm School NYC                    agation and growing soil; and
                                                                                                                        The Diversity and Equality Committee is dedicated to
      about gardening!”                       Another nonprofit organi-       summer 2012 classes may
                                                                                                                          improving human relations and communication in
         Another opportunity to            zation has started an educa-       include crops management,
                                                                                                                        all policies and procedures in the Coop. Our goal is to
      pitch in on a local farm is          tion program where New             irrigation, pest disease ID
                                                                                                                       work toward preventing and eliminating discrimination
      offered next door to the Red         Yorkers can learn all aspects      and management.
                                                                                                                       in the Coop. If you are interested in issues of diversity,
      Hook Ikea, where Added Val-          of urban agriculture. Just                                                     equality and inclusion, you can help us to achieve
      ue’s 2.75 acre Red Hook Com-         Food’s Farm School NYC,                Just Food’s Farm School                   ours goals by becoming a member of the DEC.
      munity Farm occupies what            launched as a pilot program           NYC, launched as a pilot
      was once an abandoned                this year, offers individual                                                         We are currently seeking new members,
                                                                                  program this year, offers
      baseball field. Launched in          courses to the public on a                                                    with experience in conflict resolution and mediation,
      2001, Added Value’s program          range of urban agriculture             individual courses to the
                                                                                                                         interviewing, and leading and organizing workshops,
      provides young people from           topics, as well as a two-year         public on a range of urban               ideally around diversity. General computer skills and
      the Red Hook community               certificate program in Urban        agriculture topics, as well as a                 editing and writing skills are also helpful.
      with a leadership develop-           Agriculture. The courses             two-year certificate program
      ment program that is built           range from one week to six              in Urban Agriculture.                                      Requirements:
      around operating the farm            weeks. Each class week con-                                                           • Must be a member for at least one year
      and the Red Hook Farmer’s            sists of seven hours—a                                                                     • Have good attendance record
      Market. The Red Hook Com-            three-hour weeknight class         Opportunities Beyond                               • Attend monthly committee meetings on
      munity Farm welcomes drop-           and a four-hour weekend            The City Limits                                         Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
      in volunteers to work with the       class—and courses take                For people with the time                     • Participate in subcommittee work as needed
      young people and community           place in a variety of locations    and mobility to travel a little
      members from May to                  across the city, including         outside of the city’s bound-                We seek members who are reflective of the
      November during the day on           community gardens, urban           aries to gain first-hand expe-                     diversity of the Coop membership.
      Fridays (9 to 1) and Saturdays       farms, botanical gardens and       rience on an organic farm,                 If interested, please send an email with your name,
      (10 to 4). Visit their website       indoor classrooms in various       there are opportunities to                       PSFC member number, and details of your
      for more information and             locations. Just Food’s Certifi-    work alongside organic                            relevant experience to reply@psfc.coop.
      directions (www.added-               cate in Urban Agriculture          farmers throughout the                    Please put “Diversity and Equality” in the subject line.
      value.org). Last year Added          program consists of three          Northeast. Some farms offer
      Value added a second, three-         main parts: a core program to      volunteer opportunities and
      acre farm with arguably the          provide a foundation in            internships. An example is
      best view in the city—on the         urban agriculture and food         Garden of Eve Farm, an                  Attention Coop Squad Leaders!
      west side of Governor’s              justice; advanced coursework       organic farm on Eastern
      Island. For information on           in a chosen track (each stu-       Long Island www.garde-                                    Do you want your shift to
      how to volunteer with the            dent chooses an area of            nofevefarm.com. The farm                                   operate more smoothly?
      Governor’s Island program;           focus, which may include an        asks that volunteers commit
      for large-group volunteering;        urban agriculture focus as         to a whole day, to get “a                            Are there folks on your squad who
      to join Added Value’s com-           well as a teaching track,          good taste of what a typical                          seem to irritate one another, and
      post team; or to contribute a        advocacy track, enterprise,        workday is like on a working                     it’s difficult to see what the problem is?
      special skill or resource,           culinary arts or animal hus-       farm.” Depending on the                         When a conflict occurs between shoppers
      Added Value asks that visi-          bandry); and a five-month          season, volunteers plant
      tors fill out the form on their      part-time apprenticeship in        seeds in the greenhouse or
                                                                                                                                 during your shift, what can you do to
      “contact us” page first.             the focus area. Certificate-       transplant them into the                               ease the situation on the spot?
         Speaking of Governor’s            track students may take up to      field, weed, pick and harvest                   Do you know what resources are available
      Island and composting, the           5 years to complete all three      flowers and vegetables, feed                         for people who want to follow up?
      organization Earth Matter            parts. Certificate-track stu-      livestock and collect eggs.
      NY, which is dedicated to            dents will also be required to        Get ready to get dirty! ■            The Park Slope Food Coop’s Diversity and Equality Committee is holding
      involving city dwellers to                                                                                         a series of workshops for Squad Leaders (and other squad reps who
      reduce organic waste                                                                                                are not Squad Leaders). The goal of the two-hour workshop is to
      through composting, offers                                                    Please protect your              increase awareness and understanding of diversity in the Coop. Through
                                                                                                                       interactive discussions we will talk about the values of diversity, how
      a wide range of programs                                                      feet and toes while               differences can create both collaboration and conflict and strategies for
      for people “who are pas-                                                       working your shift              dealing with issues of diversity. We will discuss conflicts that have arisen
      sionate about composting                                                       at the Coop by not              in the Coop, the findings of the diversity survey and what you can do to
      and sustainable practices                                                                                                     make the Coop a more welcoming place for all.
      and are willing to get their                                                  wearing sandals or
      hands a little (or maybe                                                          other open-toed                   Saturday, June 4                                        Thursday, June 23
      even a lot) dirty.” In addi-                                                             footwear.               10:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.                                         7– 9 p.m.
      tion to public education                                                                                                  Please call 888-922-COOP (2667) box 89 or send an e-mail to reply@psfc.coop
      programs at their compost                                                                                        (with “SL Training” in the subject line) to confirm your attendance and/or for more information.
                                                                                                                           In either case, please tell us your name, Coop member number, contact information and
      learning center, Earth Mat-                                                                                         the date you are interested in attending. We will reply with a confirmation within a week.
      ter NY seeks volunteer ver-                                        Thanks for your cooperation,
      micomposters to take the                                             The Park Slope Food Coop                                                      DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY COMMITTEE
                                                                                                                                                            PARK SLOPE FOOD COOP
      ferry ride to Governor’s                                                                                                          WORKSLOT CREDIT (MAKE-UP OR FTOP) IS AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO ATTEND.
      Island on Fridays and Satur-
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                                                                                                             comes in Columbiana,               cereal, tea, and in deserts. The   Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip
                                                                                                             Breakfast and Black Bean           manufacturer says it does not      Cookies, which contain flax
                                                                                                             with Tofu.                         taste like coconut.                and almond meal, vanilla,
                                                                                                                Kheedim Oh is a cabbage            From California comes           cloves and cinnamon. (Get

                                                                             IILLUSTRATION BY DONNA EVANS
                                                                                                             fermenter by day and a D.J.        Uncle Eddie’s Vegan Cookies,       the complete recipe at their
                                                                                                             by night. The dual career          which began when the cookie        website.)
                                                                                                             began when he couldn’t find        recipe creator for this family-       HappyBaby Pouches are a
                                                                                                             kimchee as good as his             owned-and-operated bakery          line of organic baby foods in
                                                                                                             mom’s, asked for her recipe,       converted to veganism              eco-friendly pouches. The
                                                                                                             reproduced it and named the        overnight. (They are not           store has spinach, mango,
                                                                                                             result after her. Kimchee is       wheat free, by the way.)           pumpkin, pear, apple and
                                                                                                             usually made with Napa cab-                                           sweet potato, banana and
                                                                                                             bage, Korean daikon radish,        Baby Foods                         kiwi, and for reincarnating
      Browsing                             its own spread-out shape….                                       hot red pepper flakes, garlic,         Sprout Organic Baby Food is a   gourmands, there is ama-
            CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1          It feels something like a                                        salt, and some shrimp and or        new line founded by Tyler          ranth ratatouille. HappyBaby
                                           waterbed…. The mozzarella                                        fish sauce to get it ferment-       Florence, the well known           supports Project Peanut But-
      Marin Cheese Company’s rBST          skin is incredibly thin, almost                                  ing. The Coop carries the           Food Network chef and dad.         ter, an organization that
      hormone free, no animal ren-         diaphanous, with the perfect                                     vegan version of Mama O’s           A recent recipe contest held       feeds hungry children in
      net schloss and camembert.           bounce and chew. It’s                                            Kimchee, called Kosha.              by his company was won by a        Malawi, arranging to feed
      Schloss is sharp, slightly pun-      stretchy, that skin…but the                                         The Coop now has Tru-            customer who used the prod-        one child for one day for
      gent with hints of caramel           truly incredible thing is the                                    Roots Sprouted Mung Beans,          uct to create Antioxidoodles       every package sold. ■
      and toasted almonds, and a           stretchiness of the shreds                                       Sprouted Green Lentils, Sprouted
      washed rind. What is a               within! They are stretchy,                                       Quinoa, and Sprouted Brown
      washed rind, anyway? Accord-         stringy, and impossibly                                          Rice. Check out the tasty-
      ing to artisinalcheese.com,          airy…almost foamy in their                                       looking recipe for sprouted
      “Washed rind cheeses are typ-        airiness. And extremely                                          rice and lentil casserole on
      ically bathed in a wash of           buttery-milky in flavor.                                         their website. It might be
      salted water, wine, brandy or        AND… despite a deficit of                                        really good with some of
      local spirits, according to the      running splooge…the shreds                                       that Fiscalini Cheddar sprin-
      traditions of each region. This      seem to be soaking in                                            kled on it.
      washing helps to break down          splooge, retaining the
      the curd from the outside,           splooge, carrying it with them                                   Sweets
      gradually becoming a part of         into your waiting mouth. The                                        Lula’s Vegan Ice Cream hails         CREATIVE? WRITER? TALKATIVE? LAWYER?
      the cheese, rather than just         whole fragile miracle just                                       from Lula’s Sweet Apothecary
      a skin.”                             takes my breath away.”                                           in the East Village. One blog-          SOCIAL-BUTTERFLY? WEB-DEVELOPER?
          Another new arrival is              Whew! If for some reason                                      ger gave it his highest rating,
      Fiscalini Farmstead Cheddar, a
      clothbound, handmade ched-
      dar made on a nearly century-
                                           reading that raises your lac-
                                           tose intolerance, there are
                                           plenty of new vegan and veg-
                                                                                                            stating that it passes the “if-I-
                                                                                                                                                   MAKE YOUR OWN
      old sustainable farm that (this
      is impressive) generates elec-
      tricity from an anaerobic
                                           gie items to consider.

                                           Vegan and Veggie
                                                                                                            was test.” The Coop also now
                                                                                                            carries Steve’s Ice Cream, made
                                                                                                                                                   PSFC WORK SHIFT!
                                                                                                                                                    Be a part of forming a new food co-op in the
      digester that produces                  Made locally, by a restau-                                    by a reincarnation of the com-          Fort Greene Clinton Hill area. Join us in getting
      methane as a fuel from cow           rant in Binghamton, New                                          pany that started the gourmet           ready to open our store and Buying Club on
      manure and other waste prod-         York, called Whole in the                                        ice cream movement in the
                                                                                                                                                    Putnam and Grand (near Fulton).
      ucts. The Coop is also now fea-      Wall, Whole in the Wall Spinach                                  1970s. Flavors on hand are
      turing Nicasio Valley Squares and    Pesto is the vegan version of                                    mint, mint chip and cinnamon
      Reserve. Reserve is a classic        their regular basil pesto with                                   coffee. The Coop now also has
      Swiss Italian mountain cheese        parmesan, which the Coop                                         Almond Dream frozen dessert,
      that’s ripened for at least three    has been carrying. What’s                                        made by the people who make              MORE           www.GreeneHillFood.Coop
      months, and Nicasio Square is
      a washed-rind reminiscent of a
                                           unique about this pesto is
                                           that it is flash frozen immedi-
                                                                                                            Rice Dream.
                                                                                                                                                      INFO          718-208-4778

      taleggio. Okay, what’s a taleg-      ately after being made and                                          Lula’s Vegan Ice Cream
      gio? A taleggio is one of the        shipped in dry ice, says its                                        hails from Lula’s Sweet
      oldest soft cheeses, which           makers, which preserves the
                                                                                                               Apothecary in the East
      used to be made in the
      autumn and winter when the
                                           flavor. “Pesto,” the makers
                                           say, “simply cannot be dried                                      Village. One blogger gave it                              Sudoku
      cows were tired. “Cheese from        or bottled, without destroy-                                       his highest rating, stating
      tired cows”—not one of the           ing the flavor of the herbs.                                            that it passes the
      great slogans, but an interest-         A lot of nondairy cheeses,                                      “if-I-handed-this-to-you-
      ing cheese.                          in the opinion of one                                             without-telling-you-it-was-
          Also from California is          reporter, taste and feel like
      DiStefano Burrata. A burrata         the plastic they’re wrapped
      starts with a six-pound ball of      in. Not so Daiya Pepperjack                                           you-wouldn’t-know-
      mozzarella, stretched into a         Shreds, a popular new rice-                                                it-was test.”
      very long string, chilled and        based, soy-free, nut-free,
      then shredded, to which is           dairy-free vegan cheese that                                        If you ever feel nostalgic
      added imported cream from            actually melts. The Coop has                                     for Jello, check out Jel-Dessert.
      Italy. The sumptuous descrip-        had the cheddar and moz-                                         Last seen across from the egg
      tion of this cheese and it’s         zarella and now carries the                                      case, this brand new item,
      splurge from the Rosengarten         pepperjack. Daiya Shreds                                         which undulated off the shelf
      Report on food and wine is           won the 2009 VegNews Maga-                                       the first week it was in the
      worth quoting:                       zine Best of Show Award (in                                      store, comes in strawberry
          “It comes in a crinkly           case you missed it!) and is                                      and cherry.
      white bag, kind of held in           used in Amy’s Rice Macaroni.                                        Coconut Secret: Raw Coconut
      place by a plastic green                The V-Spot, a local, Fifth                                    Nectar, made from the “sap” of
      approximation of a leaf, and         Avenue vegan restaurant,                                         coconut tree blossoms, is a
      a paper green tie. However,          now supplies the Coop with                                       low-glycemic, enzymatically
      when you open the bag and            its much loved fresh                                             alive sweetener with a nearly
      turn it upside down, the bur-        empanadas twice per week. The                                    neutral pH. Use it like honey or     Puzzle author: James Vasile. Vasile. For page 5.
                                                                                                                                                 Puzzle author: JamesFor answers, seeanswers, see page 4.
      rata slithers out, oozing into       stuffed baked pastry now                                         agave nectar on pancakes,
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                                             SAFE              FOOD                 COMMITTEE                              REPORT

      DIRT! The Movie
                                                                                                                    makes up its mind to try and          the giraffe jeers; “it’s hope-
                                                                                                                    put the fire out. It fills its tiny   less” screeches the baboon.
                                                                                                                    beak with water from the river        Paying no heed, the little
                                                                                                                    and heads back to the confla-         hummingbird carries on. “My
      By Adam Rabiner                                                                                               gration to drop its mouthful          beak may be small,” she says.
                                                                                                                    of water onto the flames.             “I may not be able to put out

              IRT! The Movie starts        dinosaur pee.” Happy music           Brazil, the U.S.A., and             Again and again it does this          this fire by myself. But I’m
              with a bang: a stellar       plays, pretty images dance           Argentina. It literally and figu-   as the elephant with its large        doing the best that I can.”
              gas explosion out of         across the screen, as well as        ratively covers a lot of ground     trunk, the monkeys, and               Doing anything less than the
      which the earth forms, oceans        snappy animated microbes             and is somewhat reduction-          other beasts look on incredu-         hummingbird is a bit like fid-
      appear, and life itself begins.      that reminded me of the              ist, placing the blame for a lot    lously. “Hey, what do you             dling while Rome burns. ■
      Eventually amphibious crea-          things that Mr. and Ms.              of modern problems, includ-         think you’re doing?” asks the
      tures migrated to land and an        Pac-man liked to eat.                ing mass urban migrations,          mighty lion. “Your beak is too        Tuesday, June 14th, 7:00 P.M.
      endless cycle of birth and              After half an hour some-          slums, hunger riots, and the        small! It can’t possibly hold         Park Slope Food Coop—2nd Floor
      death, uninterrupted for eons,       thing did not quite seem             conflicts in the Sudan, on          enough water!” “Give it up”           Refreshments will be served.
      created the rich and produc-         right. I have seen enough of         modern agriculture.
      tive reserves of dirt that turned    these kinds of documentaries            The good news is that it is
      the planet green and is the          to discern a pattern. Where          not too late and dirt can be
      focus of this documentary.           are the doom and gloom and           made healthy again. One solu-
         For the first half hour every-    then the next part about how         tion is organic, multi-crop
      thing moves cheerily along as        we can change things for the         agricultural practices. The
      various talking heads speak          better if we try? Then the dire      final part of DIRT! explores
      lovingly about our primordial        turning point came with              these alternatives and returns
      connection to this ancient           another explosion, this time         to a happier mood. Majora
      source of life. Actually, not just   of a mountain top being              Carter, founder of the environ-
      a source, but the planet’s liv-      blown off. Humankind has             mental education organiza-
      ing, breathing skin—dirt is life     disrupted the ancient cycle          tion, Sustainable South Bronx,
      itself. A handful of it contains     by undervaluing dirt in com-         gives a tour of her green roof;
      billions of microbes, not to         parison to coal, gold, dia-          we accompany some ex-
      mention worms, other insects,        monds, and other precious            Brooklynites who now operate
      fungi, algae, and important          minerals. In the last hundred        an upstate farm as they deliver
      life-sustaining minerals like        years we have lost about a           food in the borough through
      silicon, aluminum, magne-            third of the world’s topsoil.        community supported agricul-
      sium, sodium, and calcium.           The globe is warming.                ture (CSA); we meet some
      Dirt and human beings are the        Deserts are forming. Forests         inmates from Rikers Island
      stuff of the stars, made of the      are disappearing. Stop!!             participating in a green jobs
      same five elements. Adam, in            While there are several           program. All of this is meant
      Hebrew, means clay and Eve           causes for all of the above,         to tie together the common
      means life. “From the earth we       the main culprit the film picks      thread of dirt.
      came and to the earth we will        on is industrial agricultural           Yet the movie’s message
      eventually return.” Dirt, we         practices. The planting of           remains clear and is illustrat-
      learn, is nature’s cleanser,         monocultures destroys the            ed by an old Kenyan tale
      keeping the biosphere                root culture and kills dirt,         accompanied by animation.
      healthy, through never ending        leaving it prone to things like      One day the jungle catches
      cycles of renewal. A commen-         America’s 1930s Dustbowl.            on fire and all the animals
      tator takes a swig from a pris-      DIRT! is a whirlwind tour            that live in it run for their
      tine glass of water and sighs        around the globe to dozens of        lives. Only the tiny humming-
      approvingly, “Ahh…recycled           countries including India,           bird stops in midflight and

                                                                                                                                                                                     PHOTO BY KEVIN RYAN
                                   What Is That? How Do I Use It?

                              Food Tours in the Coop
           You never know where it will be:                 Be alert
                                                            what you are looking for
           In the silent shadows of the leaves
           where the sparrow’s bright eye shines
                                                            hides in plain sight
                                                            It’s not what you think
           or when a fleet of sparrows fling
           out of the bushes like seed                      It’s what you are

           or in the silence of the car as you wait at
            the light
                                                            The Park Slope Food Coop
                                                            Everything You’re Looking For
                                                                                                                        something new?
                                                                                                                                      Check out the Coop’s
           or how the stranger reorders your words                                 by Myra Klockenbrink
           and they describe your destiny                                                                                               products blog.

           or when the sun shines through the trees                                                                           The place to go for the latest
           to lay petals of light on the ground                                                                                information on our current
           and you walk through them and they                                                                                      product inventory.
             flutter                                          Monday         June 6
                                                                             June 20
           Or when a party of men and machines                               noon to 1:00 p.m.                               You can connect to the blog
           pull up the walkway with racketing noise                and       1:30 t0 2:30 p.m.                                 via the Coop’s website
           and lay down a pavement as quiet as a
            grave                                           You can join in any time during a tour.                             www.foodcoop.com

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                                                               Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY                                                    June 2, 2011           5

                                                                      The High Cost                                                              Member
          VALET                       BIKE PARKING                    Of Low Prices                                                           those values are supporting

          IS                            HERE
                                                                                                                                              “non-toxic, sustainable agri-
                                                                      By Helen Newman                                                         culture” and avoiding “prod-
                                                                                                                                              ucts that depend on the
          ON                             SUNDAYS!                        you’ve devoured Food,
                                                                      IfThe Omnivore’s Dilemma or Inc.,
                                                                                                           insects. Perhaps it was the
                                                                                                           plants, as well, begging for my
                                                                                                                                              exploitation of others.” Reduc-
                                                                                                                                              ing prices by requiring that all
                                                                      other entry into the burgeon-        help.” The poison spray killed     members work does not vio-
                                                                      ing field of agribusiness            all the insects—“the good          late either value—cutting
                                                                      exposés, you’re familiar with        guys too”—which led to aphid       costs by selling products laced
            Every Sunday through November 20, from                    the perspective of consumer-         attacks, another bollworm          with GMOs and other toxins
             3:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Coop members can                    turned-investigator, retrieving      population explosion, and a        violates both. “Cheap” food
                       leave their bikes with                         shocking truths from farm-           second round of spraying. “All     causes harm not only at its
               our valet parking service, which is like               ing’s heart of darkness. In Son      the time,” Herm says, “some-       source but also at its point of
           a coat check for bikes. Working members will               of a Farmer, Child of the Earth,     thing inside was telling me we     sale. As Herm notes, “a steady
               check in and watch your bike for you.                  fourth-generation cotton             were causing even more dam-        diet of ‘test tube’” food has
                                                                      grower Eric Herm starts from         age with our destructive, poi-     been shown to cause lesions,
                                                                      the belly of the bollworm and        sonous solutions.”                 internal bleeding, and cancer
              Just drop off your bike, do your shopping               works his way out. Which                In May 2009, after swearing     in rats and mice. Rates of food
                    or your shift, and hop back on.                   affords him extra leverage           off pesticides entirely, Herm      allergies, asthma, ADHD, and
                    No locks, no worries, no theft.                   with his two target audiences:       watched “an entire season of       autism in children have sky-
                    Service operates rain or shine.                   industrial farmers and indus-        garlic, tomatoes, peppers,         rocketed in the two decades
                Look for us in front of the yellow wall.              trial eaters. Industrial farmers     potatoes, beans and corn” curl     since GMOs have gained trac-
               (Note: no bike check-in after 7:30 p.m.)               can’t claim he doesn’t under-        up “into the fetal position” and   tion in our food supply. In
                                                                      stand the vagaries of their          die: His garden had caught a       applying “this ‘the cheaper, the
                                                                      way of making a living. Indus-       fatal whiff of Roundup sprayed     better’ logic to our food sup-
          Valet bicycle parking at                                    trial eaters—those more con-         on his neighbor’s field.           ply,” Herm says, “we’re getting
           the Coop is brought to                                     cerned with food’s price,               Stories like this—first-per-    exactly what we’re paying
           you by the PSFC Shop                                       appearance, and calorie              son accounts of devastation        for—very little…. Studies
              & Cycle Committee.                                      count than with its prove-           wrought at the source—bring        show that our bodies are
                                                                      nance and nutritional densi-         the costs of toxic food and        under-nourished because our
                                                                      ty—may question their                fiber production alive from        foods lack the proper nutri-
                                                                      allegiance to food grown in a        the inside.                        ents…. It might look like an
                                                                      war zone after reading dis-             Which brings me to the rel-     onion, it might taste like an
                                                                      patches from a combatant.            evance to the Coop communi-        onion, but what’s really going
                                                                         In 2005, the year he              ty of Herm’s argument for an       into your body? It is the illu-
                                                                      returned to his family’s West        agriculture that treats nature     sion of an onion.”
                                                                      Texas farm for good, Herm            as a partner, rather than a hos-      I don’t expect the Coop to

                        M MERTIME                                     convinced his dad to plant a
                                                                      thousand acres of genetically
                                                                                                           tile invader. According to its
                                                                                                           mission statement, the Coop
                                                                                                                                              stop selling toxic food any
                                                                                                                                              time soon. I do expect that

                                                                      modified, Monsanto-made,             is committed to keeping            Coop members who read Son
                                                                      Roundup Ready cotton.                “prices as low as possible         of a Farmer will have a harder
                                                                      “Short-term,” he says, “it was       within the context of our val-     time buying that food—and
                                                                      an excellent remedy for…high         ues and principles.” Two of        the illusions behind it. ■
                                                                      fuel and labor expenses.” But
                                                                      he “had no idea what [he] was
                                                                      doing to the ecosystem.” As he
                                                                      investigated the true costs of
                                                                      chemical food and fiber pro-
                                                                      duction, he began introducing
                                                                      organic methods—honed in
                                                                      his home orchard and veg-
                                                                      etable garden—to his family’s
                                                                      commercial cotton operation.
                                                                      So far, he’s weaned 6,000 acres
          ...and the living is easy.                                  of cotton off chemical fertiliz-
                                                                      ers and pesticides. Herbicides
                                                                      are next.
        But don’t forget your Coop shift!                                A pivot point in Herm’s
                                                                      process of rejecting toxic
        If you plan on being away during one of your                  growing practices occurred in
                                                                      the summer of 2005 when, fol-
             workslots, please make arrangements                      lowing “the pattern laid down
                  to have your shift covered.                         by 75 years of commercial
                                                                      farming,” he chose to spray
                    One way to do it is to use                        for bollworms. His decision
                                                                      ignited “a perverse chain reac-
             the Shift Swap at www.foodcoop.com!                      tion creating a war zone
                                                                      around us….Only two days
             Your co-workers will love you for it!                    later all of our neighbors were
                                                                      spraying their fields, as
                                                                      well….All day, the constant
          If you plan on being away for eight weeks                   buzz of planes could be heard
          or more, contact the Membership Office to                   overhead as they dipped
                    take a leave of absence.                          down, drenching the earth
                                                                      with toxins. In my dreams I
                                                                      could hear the screams of
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      6           June 2, 2011                                                              Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

                     COOP HOURS                                                                                                                                                     A monthly musical
                                                                                     Friday                                                                                  fundraising partnership of
           Office Hours:                                                                                                                                                                 the Park Slope
             Monday through Thursday                                                 Jun 17                                                                                             Food Coop and
               8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.                                                8:00 p.m.                                                                                     the Brooklyn Society
             Friday & Saturday                                                                                                                                                       for Ethical Culture
               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.
             Sunday                                                                      John Cabán—guitarist, composer and sound alchemist—presents “Extra Terrestrial
               6:00 a.m. to 7:30* p.m.                                                              Sounds for Everyday People”: an evening of song, grooves, improvisation and
           *Shoppers must be on a checkout line                                             atmosphere. Cabán has worked with artists such as Richard
            15 minutes after closing time.                                                 Bona, Alana Davis, Bo Diddley, Art Neville, Kenny Kirkland,
           Childcare Hours:
             Monday through Sunday                                                        Eddie Kramer, Green Lotus Project, Gloria Gaynor and many
               8:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.                                                            others. Joining him is an international Coop ensemble
           Telephone:                                                                    including Anthony Pinciotti—drums, Tyler Wood—keyboards,
             718-622-0560                                                                       Alexis Cuadrado—bass, Jenny Hill—sax, Todd Isler and
           Web address:                                                                     Mathias Kunzli—percussion. Come open that third eye and
                                                                                                                                shake your tail feather...

                                                                                                                                       Pyeng Threadgill: Indie Jazz Meets Afro Groove. With
                                                                                                                   Pyeng Threadgill’s vibrant, caressing vocals and her band’s
                                                                                                                   rolling rhythms, listeners are enveloped in the clouds and put
                                                                                                                   under a spell. The Pyeng Threadgill/Songlines Project is based
      The Linewaiters’ Gazette is published biweekly by the Park Slope
      Food Coop, Inc., 782 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215.                                                 on the aboriginal notion of locating place according to our
      Opinions expressed here may be solely the views of the writer. The                                           ability to sing and dance our way there. This music speaks
      Gazette will not knowingly publish articles that are racist, sexist, or oth-
      erwise discriminatory.                                                                                       to conditions of the environment and the heart through
      The Gazette welcomes Coop-related articles, and letters from members.
                                                                                       improvisation, storytelling and a collective groove. Pyeng has appeared at Montreal Jazz
                                                                                       Festival, Joe’s Pub, Nublu and more.
      All submissions must include author’s name and phone number and
      conform to the following guidelines. Editors will reject letters and                  53 Prospect Park West [at 2nd Street] • $10 • 8:00 p.m. [doors open at 7:45]
      articles that are illegible or too long. Submission deadlines appear                                Performers are Park Slope Food Coop members and receive Coop workslot credit.
      in the Coop Calendar opposite.
                                                                                                                                   Booking: Bev Grant, 718-788-3741
      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.
                                                                                                                                                                   This Issue Prepared By:

      Voluntary Articles: Maximum 750 words. Editors will reject articles
      that are essentially just advertisements for member businesses and                         Monthly on the...
                                                                                                                                                            Coordinating Editors: Stephanie Golden
      services.                                                                                      Third Thursday
                                                                                                         June 16                                                                  Erik Lewis

      Committee Reports: Maximum 1,000 words.                                                     7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.                                      Editors (development): Erik Lewis
      Editor-Writer Guidelines: Except for letters to the editor, which                               Last Sunday                                                                 Joan Minieri
      are published without editing but are subject to the Gazette let-                                 June 26
                                                                                                                                                                       Reporters: Frank Haberle

      ters policy regarding length, anonymity, respect, and fairness,                            10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
      all submissions to the Linewaiters' Gazette will be reviewed and                              Second Saturday                                                               Ed Levy
      if necessary edited by the editor. In their review, editors are guid-                              June 11
      ed by the Gazette's Fairness and Anonymity policies as well as                             10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                       Art Director (development): Eva Schicker

      standard editorial practices of grammatical review, separation of
                                                                                           On the sidewalk in front of the receiving                                  Illustrators: Lynn Bernstein
      fact from opinion, attribution of factual statements, and rudi-
      mentary fact checking. Writers are responsible for the factual                                  area at the Coop.                                                             Ethan Pettit
      content of their stories. Editors must make a reasonable effort to                                                                                                            Donna Evans
      contact and communicate with writers regarding any proposed
      editorial changes. Writers must make a reasonable effort to
      respond to and be available to editors to confer about their arti-
      cles. If there is no response after a reasonable effort to contact
                                                                                           What plastics do we accept?
                                                                                                                                                                  Photographers: Rod Morrison
                                                                                                                                                                  Traffic Manager: Barbara Knight
      the writer, an editor, at her or his discretion, may make editorial
      changes to a submission without conferring with the writer.
      Submissions on Paper: Typed or very legibly handwritten and
                                                                                            LUntil further notice:
                                                                                      • #1 and #6 type non-bottle shaped contain-
                                                                                                                                                                     Thumbnails: Kristin Lilley
                                                                                                                                                                   Preproduction: Peter Benton
                                                                                                                                                                                  Helena Boskovic

                                                                                        ers, transparent only, labels ok
      placed in the wallpocket labeled "Editor" on the second floor at the
      base of the ramp.                                                               • Plastic film and bubble wrap, transparent                                     Photoshop: Terrance Carney
                                                                                        only, no colored or opaque, no labels
      Digital Submissions: We welcome digital submissions. Drop                                                                                          Art Director (production): Dilhan Kushan

                                                                                      • #5 plastic cups, tubs, and specifically
      disks in the wallpocket described above. The email address for
      submissions is GazetteSubmissions@psfc.coop. Receipt of your                      marked caps and lids, very clean and dry                              Desktop Publishing: Kevin Cashman
      submissions will be acknowledged on the deadline day.                             (discard any with paper labels, or cut off)                                               Midori Nakamura
                                                                                                                                                                                  Oliver Yourke

      Classified & Display Ads: Ads may only be placed by and on behalf                  •NOTE: We are no longer accepting
      of Coop members. Classified ads are prepaid at $15 per insertion,                       #2 or #4 type plastics.                                         Editor (production): Lynn Goodman
      business card ads at $30. (Ads in the “Merchandise–Non-commercial”               PLASTIC MUST BE COMPLETELY CLEAN & DRY
      category are free.) All ads must be written on a submission form                                                                                             Puzzle Master: James Vasile
                                                                                                     We close up promptly.
      (available in a wallpocket on the first floor near the elevator). Classi-               Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the                             Final Proofreader: Nancy Rosenberg
      fied ads may be up to 315 characters and spaces. Display ads must                 collection end time to allow for inspection and
      be camera-ready and business card size (2"x3.5").                                             sorting of your plastic.
                                                                                                                                                                           Index: Len Neufeld
      Printed by: Tri-Star Offset, Maspeth, NY.

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          WORKSLOT NEEDS                                                              Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY                                                 June 2, 2011            7

                           Schedule Collating                                           Bathroom Cleaning                                    Office Data Entry
                           Wednesday, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.                                 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday                          Wednesday, 4:00 to 6:45 p.m.
                                                                                        12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
                           You will work on a small committee to collate                                                                     Are you a stickler for details, accurate on the
                           and staple printed committee schedules used                  Work with a partner to deep clean the Coop’s         computer and like working independently? If
                           by members to keep track of their work shifts.               bathrooms. Tasks include scrubbing floor tiles,      this sounds like you, then Office Data Entry will
                           The squad is also responsible for distributing               cleaning toilets, mopping floors and stocking        be your perfect shift. You will receive training,
                           new schedules to various areas in the Coop                   the bathrooms. You will work with only natural       and Coop staff will always be available to
                           using a checklist and replenishing the supply of             cleaning products. This job is perfect for mem-      answer questions. Please speak to a Ginger
                           schedules in the Membership Office. Low-key                  bers who like to clean and are conscientious         Jung or Camille Scuria in the Membership
                           workslot for members who like to work in a                   about doing a thorough job.                          Office if you would like more information.
                           small group and also show attention to detail.                                                                    Workslot requires a six-month commitment.

                                                                                                                                       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

         New Member Orientations                                        General Meeting Info                                      Our Governing Structure
             Attending an Orientation is the first step toward          TUE, JUN 7                                                From our inception in 1973 to the present, the open
         Coop membership. Pre-registration is required for              AGENDA SUBMISSIONS: 8:00 p.m.                             monthly General Meetings have been at the center of the
         all of the four weekly New Member Orientations.                Submissions will be considered for the Jun 28             Coop’s decision-making process. Since the Coop incor-
         To pre-register, visit www.foodcoop.com or contact             General & Annual Meeting.
                                                                                                                                  porated in 1977, we have been legally required to have a
                                                                                                                                  Board of Directors. The Coop continued the tradition of
         the Membership Office. Visit in person or call 718-
                                                                                                                                  General Meetings by requiring the Board to have open
         622-0560 during office hours.                                  TUE, JUN 28                                               meetings and to receive the advice of the members at
             Have questions about Orientation? Please visit             GENERAL & ANNUAL MEETING: 7:00 p.m.                       General Meetings. The Board of Directors, which is
         www.foodcoop.com and look at the “Join the Coop”                                                                         required to act legally and responsibly, has approved
         page for answers to frequently asked questions.                Gazette Deadlines                                         almost every General Meeting decision at the end of
                                                                                                                                  every General Meeting. Board members are elected at
         The Coop on the Internet                                       LETTERS & VOLUNTARY ARTICLES:                             the Annual Meeting in June. Copies of the Coop’s bylaws
         www.foodcoop.com                                                   Jun 16 issue:    12:00 p.m., Mon, Jun 6               are available at the Coop Community Corner and at
                                                                            Jun 30 issue:    12:00 p.m., Mon, Jun 20              every General Meeting.
         The Coop on Cable TV
         Inside the Park Slope Food Coop                                CLASSIFIED ADS DEADLINE:                                  Annual Meeting: Tuesday,
         FRIDAYS 2:30 p.m. with a replay at 10:30 p.m.                      Jun 16 issue:    7:00 p.m., Wed, Jun 8
         Channels: 56 (TimeWarner), 69 (CableVision).                       Jun 30 issue:    7:00 p.m., Wed, Jun 22
                                                                                                                                  June 28, 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                  The General Meeting is held on the last Tuesday of each
                         Attend a GM                                               Park Slope Food Coop                           Location
                    and Receive Work Credit                                         Mission Statement                             The Temple House of Congregation Beth Elohim
            Since the Coop’s inception in 1973, the General                     The Park Slope Food Coop is a mem-                (Garfield Temple), 274 Garfield Place.
        Meeting has been our decision-making body. At the                       ber-owned and operated food store—an
        General Meeting (GM) members gather to make
        decisions and set Coop policy. The General-Meeting-for-
                                                                                alternative to commercial profit-oriented
                                                                                business. As members, we contribute our
                                                                                                                                  How to Place an Item
        workslot-credit program was created to increase
        participation in the Coop’s decision-making process.
                                                                                labor: working together builds trust              on the Agenda
                                                                                through cooperation and teamwork and
            Following is an outline of the program. For full details, see                                                         If you have something you’d like discussed at a General
                                                                                enables us to keep prices as low as possi-
        the instruction sheets by the sign-up board.                                                                              Meeting, please complete a submission form for the
                                                                                ble within the context of our values and          Agenda Committee. Forms are available in the rack near
        • Advance Sign-up required:
           To be eligible for workslot credit, you must add your                principles. Only members may shop, and            the Coop Community Corner bulletin board and at
        name to the sign-up sheet in the elevator lobby. The sign-              we share responsibilities and benefits            General Meetings. Instructions and helpful information
        ups sheet is available all month long, except for the day of            equally. We strive to be a responsible and        on how to submit an item appear on the submission
        the meeting when you have until 5 p.m. to sign up. On the               ethical employer and neighbor. We are a           form. The Agenda Committee meets on the first Tuesday
        day of the meeting, the sign-up sheet is kept in the                    buying agent for our members and not a            of each month to plan the agenda for the GM held on the
        Membership Office.                                                      selling agent for any industry. We are a part
           Some restrictions to this program do apply. Please see
                                                                                                                                  last Tuesday of the month. If you have a question, please
        below for details.
                                                                                of and support the cooperative movement.          call Ann Herpel at the coop.
                                                                                We offer a diversity of products with an
        • Two GM attendance credits per year:
          Each member may take advantage of the GM-for-                         emphasis on organic, minimally pro-
                                                                                cessed and healthful foods. We seek to
                                                                                                                                  Meeting Format
        workslot-credit program two times per calendar year.
                                                                                avoid products that depend on the                 Warm Up (7:00 p.m.) • Meet the Coordinators
        • Certain Squads not eligible:
           Eligible: Shopping, Receiving/ Stocking, Food                        exploitation of others. We support non-           • Enjoy some Coop snacks • Submit Open Forum items
        Processing, Office, Maintenance, Inventory, Construction,               toxic, sustainable agriculture. We respect        • Explore meeting literature
        and FTOP committees. (Some Committees are omitted                       the environment. We strive to reduce the          Open Forum (7:15 p.m.) Open Forum is a time for
        because covering absent members is too difficult.)                      impact of our lifestyles on the world we          members to bring brief items to the General Meeting. If
        • Attend the entire GM:                                                 share with other species and future genera-       an item is more than brief, it can be submitted to the
            In order to earn workslot credit you must be present                tions. We prefer to buy from local, earth-        Agenda Committee as an item for a future GM.
        for the entire meeting.                                                 friendly producers. We recycle. We try to         Reports (7:30 p.m.) • Financial Report • Coordinators’
        • Signing in at the Meeting:                                            lead by example, educating ourselves and          Report • Committee Reports
           1. After the meeting the Chair will provide the                      others about health and nutrition, coopera-       Agenda (8:00 p.m.)
        Workslot Credit Attendance Sheet.                                                                                         The agenda is posted at the Coop Community Corner
           2.Please also sign in the attendance book that is                    tion and the environment. We are com-
        passed around during the meeting.                                       mitted to diversity and equality. We              and may also appear elsewhere in this issue.
        • Being Absent from the GM:                                             oppose discrimination in any form. We             Wrap Up (9:30-9:45) (unless there is a vote to extend
           It is possible to cancel without penalty. We do ask that             strive to make the Coop welcoming and             the meeting) • Meeting evaluation • Board of Directors
        you remove your name if you know cannot attend. Please                  accessible to all and to respect the opin-        vote • Announcements, etc.
        do not call the Membership Office with GM cancellations.                ions, needs and concerns of every member.

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      8         June 2, 2011                                                  Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

                 jun 3                        Evening of
                                   Film Night: An                                                             jun 11
                 fri 7 pm                                                                                      sat 7 pm          Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
                                   Personal Documentaries
                                                                                                        Viewing of documentary followed by a discussion. One hundred pounds overweight,
                                     Found: Lost Photos of New York Blizzard. Director Todd Bieber
                                                                                                        loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe
                                     was skiing in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, found a roll of film and
                                                                                                        Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. With doctors and conven-
                                     had it developed in an effort to find the owner. This seemingly
                                                                                                        tional medicines unable to help long-term, Joe turns to the only option left, the
                                     small act led to a world-wide journey that Time magazine called
                                                                                                        body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer
                                     “YouTube's Greatest Adventure.” This Is For Betsy Hall and
                                                                                                        and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the
                                     Storage Is Unsolved Problems. Director Hope Hall is her moth-
                                                                                                        next 60 days. What emerges is an inspiring tale of healing and human connection.
          er’s guardian, and recently went through six boxes of things she saved while clearing out
                                                                                                        Presenter is Coop member Dr. Natural, a holistic health and wellness consultant.
          her storage. This is what she made out of the experience. Gabriel Rhodes’ Glass Elevator
                                                                                                        RSVP 718-783-3465 / 718-612-3652.
          is a personal exploration into the effects of panic attacks. Through experimental tech-
          niques, the filmmaker attempts to convey the sense of fear and loss that panic attacks
          brought about in his life. The Flood. When director Faye Lederman’s studio is flooded,
          the insurance company and mitigation team want to spray an anti-mold product through-
          out the apartment. Dubious about the product’s safety in relation to Faye’s pregnancy,
          she and husband Jeremy scramble to figure out how to evaluate its toxicity and potential            jun 12             Transforming Anxiety
          dangers to the fetus. They find themselves challenged and overwhelmed in the effort to              sun 12 pm
          make careful decisions about their unborn child’s safety in an age of chemical exposure.                               With Core Energetics
          To book a Film Night, contact Faye Lederman, squeezestone@hotmail.com.                        Are you feeling anxious, stressed and tight? In this interactive and experiential
                                                                                                        workshop, you will learn tools to help you relieve your anxiety. Learn to identify
                                                                                                        unconscious blocks to feeling more relaxed and happier with Core Energetics, a
                                                                                                        body-centered therapy, that goes beyond traditional talk therapy by bringing in
                 jun 4             Why You’re Not Losing Weight                                         breath, the voice and movement to help you feel calmer, more energy and vitality.
                 sat 2 pm                                                                               Coop member Susan Pollack, L.C.S.W, Core Energetics Practitioner, is a psychother-
                                                                                                        apist with offices in Manhattan and Park Slope.
          What many people don't seem to realize is that you can lose weight and still be
          unhealthy—which means lost weight is often gained back. This workshop is designed to
          give you the tools you need to kick-start your metabolism and get your body in a state of
          calorie-burning health and balance. Find out how to become the shape you are meant to
          be! Coop member Coleen DeVol is a health counselor and whole foods nutrition educator.
                                                                                                              jun 14             Safe Food Committee Film Night:
                                                                                                               tue 7 pm
                                                                                                                                 Dirt! The Movie
                 jun 5             Nutrition Response Testing
                                                                                                                                   DIRT! The Movie takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It
                sun 12 pm                                                                                                          tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and unappreciated
                                                                                                                                   source of fertility — from its miraculous beginning to its crip-
          Digestive Problems? Bad Skin? Overweight? Low Energy? These are just a few of the                                        pling degradation. This is an insightful and timely film,
          challenges that will respond to a custom-designed nutrition program. Nutrition                                           inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The
          response testing is a precise, analytical tool that enables us to identify the underlying     Ecstatic Skin of the Earth. It takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and
          reason your body is creating symptoms. Then we can test you for the most precise sup-         current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to.
          plementation, the perfect diet and create a personalized program just for you! Coop           Special guests to be announced.
          member Diane Paxton, MS, LAc, is the owner and principal of Inner Fire Integrative
          Health Services, with offices in Manhattan and Park Slope.

                                                                                                              jun 17             John Cabán and
                 jun 7             Agenda Committee Meeting                                                    fri 8 pm
                 tue 8 pm                                                                                                        Pyeng Threadgill
                                   The Committee reviews pending agenda items and creates the                                      John Cabán—guitarist, composer and
                                   agenda for this month’s General Meeting. Drop by and talk with                                  sound alchemist—presents “Extra
                                   committee members face-to-face between 8 and 8:15 p.m.                                          Terrestrial Sounds for Everyday People”:
                                   Before submitting an item, read “How to Develop an Agenda                                       an evening of song, grooves, improvisa-
          Item for the General Meeting” and fill out the General Meeting Agenda Item Submission         tion and atmosphere. Joining Cabán is an international Coop
          Form, both available from the Membership Office. The next General Meeting will be             ensemble including Anthony Pinciotti—drums, Tyler Wood—key-
          held on Tuesday, June 28, 7 p.m., at Congregation Beth Elohim Social Hall (Garfield           boards, Alexis Cuadrado—bass, Jenny Hill—sax, Todd Isler and
          Temple), 274 Garfield Place at Eighth Avenue.                                                 Mathias Kunzli—percussion. Pyeng Threadgill: Indie Jazz Meets
                                                                                                        Afro Groove. The Pyeng Threadgill/Songlines Project is based on
                                                                                                        the aboriginal notion of locating place according to our ability to
                                                                                                        sing and dance our way there. This music speaks to conditions
              jun 10-11 Blood Drive                                                                     of the environment and the heart through improvisation, story-
                                                                                                        telling and a collective groove.
           fri-sat 11 am–6 pm                                                                           Concert takes place at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West (at
          Fact: Less than 3% of the population donates blood, and 90% will use blood some               2nd St.), $10, doors open at 7:45. The Very Good Coffeehouse is a monthly musical
          time in their life. Presented in cooperation with New York Methodist Hospital. For fur-       fundraising partnership of the Coop and the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.
          ther information about blood donation, call 718-780-3644.                                     To book a Coffeehouse event, contact Bev Grant, 718-788-3741.

                            For more information on these and other events, visit the Coop’s website: foodcoop.com
                                All events take place at the Park Slope Food Coop unless otherwise noted. Nonmembers are welcome to attend workshops.
                                                 Views expressed by the presenter do not necessarily represent the Park Slope Food Coop.

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               jun 18             How to Chase Fear Away                                                        jul 5           Agenda Committee Meeting
               sat 12 pm                                                                                       tue 8 pm
         Fear is a destructive and paralyzing emotion. It can stop your emotional, mental and                                     The Committee reviews pending agenda items and creates the
         spiritual growth. Let’s take control of this debilitating emotion and start living our lives                             agenda for this month’s General Meeting. Drop by and talk with
         fully and liberated! A simple, easy and fun exercise will be demonstrated that can clear                                 committee members face-to-face between 8 and 8:15 p.m.
         these emotions in minutes sometimes in seconds. Join Marija Santo-Sarnyai, a Geotran                                     Before submitting an item, read “How to Develop an Agenda
         Practitioner and Certified Naturopath, to find out how to take your authority, dominion        Item for the General Meeting” and fill out the General Meeting Agenda Item Submission
         and personal power back.                                                                       Form, both available from the Membership Office. The next General Meeting will be
                                                                                                        held on Tuesday, July 26, 7 p.m., at Congregation Beth Elohim Social Hall (Garfield
                                                                                                        Temple), 274 Garfield Place at Eighth Avenue.
               jun 18             Joy! What Is It? Where Is It?
                sat 3 pm
                                  How Can I Get It?
         Come and learn specialized eastern and Mayan secrets to discovering what it is that
                                                                                                               jul 10           Introduction to Infant Massage
         may be blocking you from your own power, strength and joy. You will be introduced                    sun 12 pm
         to Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and the Four Agreements, which show you                  If you’re a parent with a newborn to year-old infant, here’s a perfect way to spend an
         how to reduce or eliminate your emotional blockages, past traumas, pain, anger,                hour that will benefit you and your child for a lifetime. Bring the baby and learn some
         phobias, fears and trauma memories. Carolyn Meiselbach is a long-time member of                techniques to understand infant reflexes and what they mean and to soothe and calm
         the Coop. She has an advanced certification in both hypnosis and EFT, with a pri-              her/him. Coop member Deirdre Lovell is a licensed massage therapist and massage
         vate practice in Carroll Gardens.                                                              therapy instructor, former performing artist and mother.

               jun 25             Knit and Sip Series
               sat 10 am                                                                                       jul 12           Safe Food Committee Film Night:
                                                                                                               tue 7 pm
         For intermediate knitters. Please bring a set of needles and three balls of different-color                            Chinatown
         yarn (can be the same type). Ava Tomlinson’s knitting is influenced by her paintings.
                                                                                                                                  Plow to Plate will be screening the 1974 psycho-mystery-noir
         She blends colors and textures when she knits, and plays with palettes. Her knitting
                                                                                                                                  classic film Chinatown, which was inspired by the historical
         explores tactility as well as color, so much so that people want to touch her work when
                                                                                                                                  disputes over land and water rights that raged in southern
         they see it. Naeemah Senghor is a knitter, crocheter and raw-foodist and loves to orga-
                                                                                                                                  California during the 1910s and 1920s. Starring Jack
         nize swaps and community events. She has been organizing “Knit & Sips” all over
                                                                                                                                  Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and directed by Roman Polanski.
         Brooklyn. She has been a Coop member for several years.
                                                                                                        Special guests will be on hand for a post-screening discussion.

            jun 25-26 Food Drive to Benefit
          sat-sun 9 am–7 pm                                                                                    jul 17
                            CHIPS Soup Kitchen                                                                                  Why You’re Not Losing Weight
         CHIPS Soup Kitchen, located at 4th Avenue and Sackett Street, is the recipient of                    sun 12 pm
         much of our edible but unsaleable perishable food. They also need donations of                 What many people don't seem to realize is that you can lose weight and still be
         nonperishable foods. This food will go to CHIPS to help them feed people in the                unhealthy—which means lost weight is often gained back. This workshop is
         neighborhood who are in need of a nutritious meal. Consider contributing nonperish-            designed to give you the tools you need to kick-start your metabolism and get your
         able foods and commercially packaged foods; canned fish; canned fruits and veg-                body in a state of calorie-burning health and balance. Find out how to become the
         etables; pasta sauce; pasta; pre-packaged rice; pre-packaged beans; canned beans;              shape you are meant to be! Coop member Coleen DeVol is a health counselor and
         canned soups; Parmalat milk; dry milk; peanut butter; cooking oil; or boxed raisins.           whole foods nutrition educator.
         Give donations to the collection table outside the Coop.

               jun 28             PSFC JUNE General Meeting                                                    jul 26           PSFC JULY General Meeting
                tue 7 pm                                                                                       tue 7 pm
                                Meeting Agenda to be announced. For information on how to                                      Meeting Agenda to be announced. For information on how to
                                place an item on the Agenda, please see the center pages of                                    place an item on the Agenda, please see the center pages of
                                the Linewaiters’ Gazette. The Agenda Committee minutes                                         the Linewaiters’ Gazette. The Agenda Committee minutes
                                and the status of pending agenda items are available in the                                    and the status of pending agenda items are available in the
         Coop office. Meeting location: Congregation Beth Elohim Social Hall (Garfield                  Coop office. Meeting location: Congregation Beth Elohim Social Hall (Garfield
         Temple), 274 Garfield Place at Eighth Avenue.                                                  Temple), 274 Garfield Place at Eighth Avenue.

                 jul 30      Joy! What Is It? Where Is It?                                                  aug 2       Agenda Committee Meeting

                 jul 30      Geotran                                                                        aug 9       Safe Food Committee Film Night

                 jul 31      Workshop of Research                                                        aug 19–20 Blood Drive

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      10         June 2, 2011                                           Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

      THIS HAPPENED TO ME                          tion of non-perishables and canned                                      ing—such as the crucial Personnel
      THIS EVENING                                 goods that you delivered on May 10,                                     Committee, which actually oversees
                                                   2011. Be assured it will be used                                        senior staff!—the Video Squad and                ing the boycott would mean surrender
      TO THE EDITOR:                               directly for the poor, homeless, hun-                                   the Gazette—the eyes and ears of the             of purchase decisions to an organiza-
         Last week, a woman dropped a bill         gry and those in temporary crisis. It                                   Co-Op! And helpfully—as if there                 tion with no fiduciary responsibility to
      on the sidewalk as I was rushing to          is because of you and people like you                                   wasn’t already enough latitude—they              the Coop.
      pick up my son at school. She was            that we are able to continue the ser-                                   put out a policy sheet allowing com-                Because running a referendum will
      pushing a stroller across the street         vices we offer here at Park Slope                                       mittees to have any rules they want.             cost several thousand dollars and
      and the bill must have fallen out of         Christian Help (CHIPS). We all thank                                    The members of the Personnel Com-                hundreds of member labor hours. It
      her pocket or something.                     you, our staff, volunteers, mothers                                     mittee, for example, are appointed for           will also require evaluation by legal
         I saw that it was a crisp new             and children and all those who come                                     life, and the Environmental Commit-              counsel to determine the legality of
      $50 bill.                                    to us in need of food, clothing and                                     tee does not bring its members to the            joining BDS and accountants to
         I picked it up as she was crossing        shelter. Be assured of our prayers                                      General Meeting for approval, mean-              determine IRS reporting require-
      the street and said here I think you         and love.                                                               ingless though that may be.                      ments to be in compliance with US
      dropped this—she—she was totally                               Sincerely and gratefully,                                 And don’t forget, management                 anti-boycott laws.
      surprised. She said, “Oh my God.                                  Susan Fields, Director                             already has a member on the Board—                  Because the leadership of the
      Thank you—wow!”                                      Sister Mary A. Maloney, President,                              one of only six! How much power do               Global BDS Movement, Omar
         I kept walking away and said, “No                                 Board of Directors                              they want? The fact is, they have it all,        Bargouti and Hind Awwad, have
      worries.”                                                Park Slope Christian Help, Inc.                             so this just makes them more inse-               openly expressed their opposition to
         I was flying on a cloud that I did                                                                                cure because there isn’t anything else           the two-state solution and their ulti-
      that mitzvah, but also tried not to                                                                                  they can get. It’s like a man who has            mate goal of ending the existence of
      think about it too much and just enjoy                                                                               only $200 million meeting a man who              the Jewish State (see video posted at
      the gift of the giving.                                                                                              has $300 million. Or beating a dead              stopbdsparkslope.blogspot.com).
         Today, I was strapped for cash and                                                                                horse. Or, of course, the most univer-           The Coop’s endorsement of BDS
      the kids were on me while we were at                                                                                 sal analogy: Shooting fish in a barrel!          would be in direct contradiction to
      the Coop—I had to be really careful                                                                                      It is saying that I am in some nebu-         our mission statement.
      about budgeting since I blew through                                                                                 lous way against the Co-Op, or that I               To join us in respecting and valuing
      what should have been enough to get                                                                                  haven’t worked for our benefit, when             our Coop, send an email to morehum-
                                                                                           IILLUSTRATION BY ETHAN PETTIT

      me through the month                                                                                                 all I want is to change something that           mus@gmail.com.
         I said to the kids, that they should                                                                              is bad for us in a number of insidious                                 More Hummus, Please,
      stop asking me for things that I can’t                                                                               and very nasty ways.                                      Rhudi Andreolli, Shena Gitel Astrin,
      afford it right now, and said, “I am so                                                                                                   In solidarity and defeat,        Steven Berke, Ruth Bollettino, Matthew
      broke right now I can’t even pay atten-                                                                                                            Albert Solomon           Brown, Darrin Cabot, Nathalie Cabot,
      tion”—that joke always gets a laugh—                                                                                                              718-768-9079            Chana Crayk, Meir Crayk, Zusha Dean,
      plus it makes me laugh when I am                                                                                                              Hobces@Yahoo.com          Audrey Elias, Mickey Elias, Shayna Eliav,
      down and out.                                                                                                                                                             Eli Eliav, Carol Freeman, Riva Freeman,
         The woman ahead of me on the                                                                                                                                         Devorah Hershkop, Esther Hertzel, Sheldon
      express line turns around and says
                                                                                                                           WITHDRAW                                            Jacobson, Constantine Kaniklidis, Corrine
      quietly, “Do you really need some            FROM JUNE 2006                                                          REFERENDUM PROPOSAL                                   Lang, Harvey Lang, Chana Lew, Sylvia
      money right now or are you just say-                                                                                                                                       Lowenthal, Abie Mazor, Avishay Mazor,
      ing that to get the kids to stop asking      TO THE EDITOR:                                                          TO THE EDITORS:                                  Barbara Mazor, Rachel Ravitz, Lila Rieman,
      you for stuff?”                                 AAAAAaaahhhhh the joys of quot-                                         We respect and value the General                    Jill Robinson, Mirele Rosenberger, Jesse
         I said I wish it was a tactic, but the    ing oneself!! Here is a letter I wrote on                               Meeting. Its purpose is to discuss and               Rosenfeld, Riva Rosenfield, Tzivia Chaya
      truth is I am really running low on          June 26, 2006:                                                          develop measures concerned with the                    Rosenthal, Ruth Seliger, Rivkah Siegel,
      funds—when it rains it pours and                I am writing this on June 26th, one                                  operation, benefit and improvement                                           Nancy Spitalnick
      well, things happen—in waves...              day before I will be “defeated!” How                                    of the Coop.
         She then says, “Welcome to my             come, after the ninth attempt, I don’t                                     We respect and value the Coop’s                          LETTERS
      party. I am a pancreatic cancer sur-         feel defeated?                                                          professional staff. Their jobs are to                        POLICY
      vivor and this is an invitation to my           In the June 8th issue it says “General                               run the Coop and provide us with
      party.” She palms me a folded bill. It’s     Coordinators Endorse Board Candi-                                       food choices based on quality,                      We welcome letters from members.
      a crisp new $50.                             dates.” This empty, nattering and eva-                                  demand and price.                                Submission deadlines appear in the
         She goes up to the register to            sive statement includes many weasel                                        We respect and value the Coop’s               Coop Calendar. All letters will be
      checkout her groceries—then it’s my          words and much weasel thought.                                          resources and money. They are for the            printed if they conform to the pub-
      turn. We are standing side by side and          The logic of what they are saying:                                   operation and improvement of the                 lished guidelines. We will not know-
      I am shaking and have tears welling          Any other government (which we have                                     coop, and the support of its staff.              ingly publish articles which are racist,
      up. I say to her that I am most grateful     never tried) is bad for the welfare of                                     We respect and value the Coop’s               sexist or otherwise discriminatory
      for the abundance and the gift and           the Co-Op. That is, disagreeing with them                               mission statement. It states, “We                   The maximum length for letters is
      thank her again and again.                   is bad for the Co-Op. That’s all this                                   strive to make the Coop welcoming                500 words. Letters must include your
         She barely looks at me and contin-        nasty slander says. It’s like the Pream-                                and accessible to all and to respect             name and phone number and be
      ues to pack up her groceries and             ble to the Constitution says we have a                                  the opinions, needs and concerns of              typed or very legibly handwritten. Edi-
      shrugs and smiles and nods and says          right to make a revolution, but they                                    every member.”                                   tors will reject letters that are illegible
      she knows all about abundance.               say we don’t.                                                              Therefore, we call upon William               or too long.
         I paid for my groceries with that $50.       Of their five bulleted points, I most                                Mazza and Carol Wald to join us in                  You may submit on paper, typed or
                                Lilith Beitchman   like “[Audrey and Imani, the other two                                  respecting and valuing the Coop. We              very legibly handwritten, or via email
                                                   candidates] understand the relation-                                    ask them to withdraw their proposal              to GazetteSubmissions@psfc.coop or
                                                   ship between the General Meeting,                                       to hold a Coop wide referendum to                on disk.
      THANK YOU FROM CHIPS                         the Co-Op organizational structure                                      join the Global BDS (boycott, divest-
                                                   and the Co-Op’s management.” Actu-                                      ment, sanction of Israel) Movement:              Respect
      TO THE EDITOR:                               ally, I hope they don’t understand it                                      Because the proposal serves no                   Letters must not be personally
         A blessed and joy filled Easter and       because if they do, they are advocat-                                   constructive nor positive purpose for            derogatory or insulting, even when
      spring season to you and all at the          ing tyranny. The General Meeting                                        the Coop.                                        strongly criticizing an individual
      Park Slope Food Coop. May God grant          allows management to claim we have                                         Because bringing this item to the             member's actions. Letter writers must
      you all the many graces and a life of        a say in policy development when we                                     GM will bring undue media attention              refer to other people with respect,
      peace, joy and good health as we cel-        don’t: No resolution that I know of in                                  to the Food Coop, as it did in February          refrain from calling someone by a
      ebrate the spring season. We wel-            the history of the General meeting                                      2009. An inordinate amount of Coop               nickname that the person never uses
      come the warm weather, flowers,              has ever had a penalty for violating or                                 staff time and energy will be used to            himself or herself, and refrain from
      green grass and trees and fresh veg-         ignoring it, and the Managers can                                       respond to reporters, bloggers and               comparing other people to
      etables and fruits.                          form any committee they want, with-                                     Coop members, making the staff’s                 odious figures like Hitler or Idi Amin.
         Thank you for the generous dona-          out even asking the General Meet-                                       jobs more difficult. Furthermore, join-
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      for serious, experienced healers of      really good haircut at a decent         ITALY — TYPICAL FARMHOUSE
      different modalities to be a part of     price, please call Maggie at 718-       (Pajara) from 1850 on the sea, in
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      12         June 2, 2011                                            Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

                 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.
         Alexander Abdo             Gary Cobb              Valerie Fendt               Julie Harris             Joshua Kendall            Amanda O’Donnell          Margaret Spring
         Victoria Alvarez           Jim Coleman            Benjamin Fong               Stefania Heim            Mel King                  Colin O’Donnell           Benjamin Stark
         Sarah Anderson             Jonathan Cruickshank   Emily Forsythe              Ian Henderson-Charnow    Jill Kirsch               Seth Orman                Muzaffar Suleymanov
         Yael Avnon                 Samantha Dahan         Glenn Forsythe              Stephen Hile             Ian Lanton-King           Joseph Orr                David Torres
         Susan Barber               Khepera Damu           Naomi Freeman               Aaron Hitchcock          Laren LeBlanc             Suzanne Pettypiece        Catherine Townsend
         Rachel Berkson             Thomas Dankworth       Evelyn Funes                Eliza Hook               Angela Lim                Kate Pfohl                Rebeca Ubeda
         Sara Blanton               Michele DeGregorio     Rachel Galbreath            Nicholas Hughes          Sam Lwin                  Laura Phipps              Jame Varcharlus
         Nicole Blonder             Laurence Deschamps-    Naiti Gamez                 Sarah Hughes             Eli Marias                Peter Pihos               Soheir Wahba
         Alexa Bradley                Laporte              Paul Goldsmith              Clara Hungr              Taylor Lynn McFadden      Jack Pliskin              George Warner
         Jennifer Brandsberg-       Sky Dietrich           Raymond Graham              Alan (Arthur) Jacobsen   Dana Meilijson            Simone Rainey             Karen Wasmuth
           Engelmann                Alison Easter          Julie Granoff               Beata Jostmeier          Matteo Minchilli          Nathalie Ramirez          Natsuko West Yamamoto
         Denise Canter              Knut Engelmann         Judith-Ann Grant            Ian Sm Jurcso            Emilia Morelli            Karen Rosen               Jim Whitney
         Kimathi Card               Asli Erdem             Emerson Greenidge           Shelly Kaidar            Travis Morrison           Amanda Rosenberg          Heather Wise
         Genevieve Caron            Heather Faulls         Joellen Greenidge           Yevgeniy Kantos          Alex Moulter              Jordan Sandrini-Cooke     Nancy (Marie) Wright
         Sam Cervantes              Melissa Faure          Mael Gross                  Michael Kaplan           Pedro Moura               Nadia Seales              Ryne Ziemba
         Heidi Cho                  Anna Fefer             Laura Hall                  Joachim Kearns           Wilmoth Nedd              Josette Simmons

                                             THANK YOU!                                                                     COMMUNITY CALENDAR
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                                     who joined the Coop in the last two weeks.                                                       GazetteSubmissions@psfc.coop.
        Sharon A.                   Kaela Economos          Christopher Joyner          Annie Rosenthal                   Submission deadlines are the same as for classified ads.
        Nandita Ahmed               Marta Edmisten          Mihoko Kada                 Benjamin Rubin                  Please refer to the Coop Calendar in the center of this issue.
        Alex H.                     Yelena Eydinova         Russel Kaplan               James Rusk                                An asterisk (*) denotes a Coop member.
        Fred Alvarez                Jonathan Farber         David Kelly                 Millie Ruttner
        Angela                      Sarah Fields            Kelsey Knutson              Diana Scholl                                                          Library, Brooklyn. Free jazz/blues
        Ann Marie                   Tanda Francis           Jennifer Komisarek          Tim Seggerman                           FRI, JUN 3                    performance & swing dancing on
        Yekaterina Balandina        William French          Penny Krakoff               Sharon
                                                                                                                         People’s Music Network Summer        Central’s Plaza, 10 Grand Army
        Marie Barnett               Jeremy Frindel          Olivia Kraus                Jackie Sherman
                                                                                                                         Gathering 2011: June 3-5, Epworth    Plaza 6:30-8:30 p.m. All ages!
        Martin Beauchamp            Celine George           Smadar Leiserowitz          David St. Germain
        Matt Beckemeyer             Jenny G.                Chaya Lipkind               Emily Stallings                  Camp & Retreat Center, High          Info: 718-230-2100 or www.
        Regina Beider               Sara Glaberson          Stefanie Lynen              Rebecca Stern                    Falls, New York. We invite you,      circuitpro.org.
        Stacy Bergener              Tonya Glanz             Gillian Macleod             Nava Sutter                      your family & your friends to join
        Elizabeth Bishop            Ezra Goldstein          Joshua Mandelbaum           Tarell                           us for our annual summer
        Natasha Blank               Andrew Gordon           Leah Manning                Hannah Tennant-Moore             weekend of music, fun & friend-
                                                                                                                                                                    SAT, JUN 18
        Rachel Blatt                Adam Gromis             Jonathan Manes              Kumru Toktamis                   ship. For complete registration      Brooklyn Children’s Museum
        Becca Bradley               Marisa Gross            Ricardo Marin               Betty Tsang                      information, visit www.peo-          Jazz Fesitval: in partnership
        Bridget                     Gail H.                 Maria De Los A. Martinez    Jini Van Maarseveen              plesmusic.org or contact Diane       with Heart of Brooklyn, WBGO
        Kate Cavanagh               Hamidah Ha              Lisa Medoff                 Victoria Wallis                  Crowe at diacrowe@yahoo.com,         & Circuit Productions Susan
        Andrea Chan                 Kiowa Hammons           William Meyer               Simone White
                                                                                                                         413-548-9394.                        Goldbetter*. In honor of
        Erin Considine              Melinda Hanzel          Leo Miller                  Robert Wilson
                                                                                                                                                              Father’s Day, Junteenth & Jazz
        Lily Cushman                Mary Hauser             Annie Olinick               Tracey Winchester
        Alana Dapena                Michael Howard          Lillian Paulina             Shahar Yannay                                                         history. Live performances at
                                                                                                                               THU, JUN 9                     2:30 p.m. with Circuit’s All that
        Benjamin Davis              Hisao Ihara             Martha Poole                Habib Yazdi
        Coleen Devol                Gemma Ingalls           Maya Ray                    Pashtoun Youssof                 Book launch party for “The           Jazz & Blues featuring the jazz
        Elizabeth Dowd              Molly Jensen            Carolina Reiter                                              Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised       duet of vocalist Dee Dee
        Madeline Earp               Fulvia Jordan           Rocco                                                        Meat” by Joshua and Jessica          Michel’s (Sounds of Deliver-
                                                                                                                         Applestone, of Fleischer’s           ance) and bassist Michael Max
                                                                                                                         Grass-fed & Organic Meats, and       Fleming.
                                                                                                                         Alexandra Zissu. The power-

           Follow the Food Coop on                                                                                       House Arena, 37 Main Street,
                                                                                                                         Brooklyn. 7–9 p.m. Please RSVP
                                                                                                                         at rsvp@powerHouseArena.com.
                                                                                                                                                                   WED, JUN 22
                                                                                                                                                              Still We Speak: Working Within
                                                                                                                         Refreshments will be served.         Tension. Carmen Mojica,
                                                                                                                                                              Vaimoana Niumeitolu, Anaís
                                                                                                                                                              Alonso, & Lizzy Fox* share poet-
                                                                                                                              THU, JUN 16                     ry & music to tell personal sto-
                                                                                                                         Harlem Blues & Jazz Band in          ries about gender, race &
                                                                                                                         Jazz: Brooklyn’s Beat, presented     sexuality. Audience members
                                                                                                                         by Heart of Brooklyn Cultural        are invited to share their experi-
                                                                                                                         Institutions, Inc. with Circuit      ences in a story circle. 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                         Productions,Inc./Susan Gold-         Brooklyn Society for Ethical Cul-
                                                                                                                         better*, producer, and Central       ture, 53 Prospect Park West. $10.
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