Weekly Newsletter

THIS WEEK’S EVENT–Volunteer Day

This Thursday,  August 19th from 9-10 am we are hosting a Garden clean-up day! Come help us weed and clean-up the garden for an hour and receive some free produce for your efforts. So stop by at the Organic Garden Thursday morning behind KAIC and next to Simplot Dining Hall.

This year’s Campus Sustainability Stewards have lots of fresh produce in the organic garden, ready for the picking!

If you would like any produce, call the number above or email one of the Stewards. If you would like the produce delivered anywhere on campus, let us know, and we will gladly do so! Otherwise, let us know a time and you can pick up your order by the garden or at 1902 Oak Street (on the corner of Oak and Ohio). Please give us at least one day’s notice so we can pick and deliver it fresh.

This week’s produce:

Herbs (mint, sage, thyme, basil, and parsley)–$2 a bundle/small bag

Onions– $2 and Shallots–$2 for 3

Bell peppers–$1 per pepper

Anaheim peppers–$.50 per pepper

Japanese or Globe Eggplant–$1

Large tomatoes–$1 per tomato

Medium–$1 for two tomatoes

Small–$2 half quart sized bag

Cucumbers—$1

Featured Recipe

Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Sandwiches with Romano-Black Pepper Mayonnaise

Ingredients

1/2 cup mayonnaise                           Fresh basil leaves

3 tablespoons grated Romano cheese

1 teaspoon lemon juice                       4 medium tomatoes

1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

1 small eggplant, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices

4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

8 slices Italian bread or focaccia

Directions

Combine mayonnaise, cheese, lemon juice and pepper. Season, if desired, with salt; refrigerate. Brush eggplant slices on both sides with 2 tablespoons oil. Season, if desired, with salt and black pepper. Grill, turning once, 8 minutes or until slightly charred and tender. Brush tomatoes with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and season, if desired, with salt and black pepper. Grill, turning once, 4 minutes or until charred and slightly softened. Remove and slice into quarters lengthwise. Evenly spread bread with mayonnaise mixture, then top with basil, eggplant and tomatoes.

Recycled 2 Liter Bottle Greenhouse

One of our projects this summer is to build a greenhouse out of recycled 2 liter soda bottles. We’re going to need around 4,000 to create the whole thing! So if you have any bottles you would like to donate, please contact one of the Stewards and we can either pick them up or you can drop them off at the soon-to-be greenhouse (in the backyard of 1902 Oak).

Landscaping

A plan has been made for the plot net to the Eco House (used to be 1908). Coming up in the next couple weeks we will be hosting a couple of work days in order to get the landscaping done. We will be needing help tilling, digging holes and planting lots of things. We are currently working on pricing out everything that we have planned for the yard. If you know anyone or anywhere that would be willing to donate or give us a discounted price on the items below, please let us know.

  • Fruit trees
  • Berry-bearing shrubs
  • Other native shrubs

Idaho’s Bounty

Idaho’s Bounty is an online co-op that is devoted to bringing local organic food to the community. The Stewards are going to front the membership fee for the campus and we are compiling a list of people who are interested. If you are interested in ordering food from them this year, email the Stewards.

If you would like to contact the stewards, here is the info:

Email: sustainabilitystewards@collegeofidaho.edu

Phone: (208)691-9755

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