Friday, March 22, 2013

Green Share Organic CSA on Rotary Ag Day

Thanks to Don Vittetoe and his team for lining up our program for Rotary Ag Appreciation Day! It was great to hear from Green Share Organic CSA partners Laurie Roberts and Morgan Hoenig. There was a great turnout with many guests from a diverse area agriculture sector.

It was interesting to hear Laurie and Morgan's stories about how they became entrepreneurs, farmers, and scaleable business collaborators.

Laurie Robers & Morgan Hoenig

Green Share Organic CSA is a collaboration between three local farms with a shared vision: to provide our customers with organic produce of exceptional quality and variety. Mogo Organic, Long Creek Acres Organic, and Providence Organics are sharing land, equipment, and labor resources to offer a local CSA in SE Iowa. Our organic growing practices are sustainable and responsible, assuring you of produce that is free from GMOs, pesticides, or chemicals.

Morgan Hoenig is also the coordinator for the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market and has a kale agenda.

Green Share Organic CSA has weekly shares still available for purchase so that you can get fresh local produce through the summer and fall. They have weekly drop-offs at the Washington Farmers Market on Thursday evenings.

There are listings of their farms and other produce farmers on Local Harvest and on Hometown Harvest of Southeast Iowa.

Manzanillo Ballet Forklorico

Our Club has a challenge to club members to raise funds for the Students coming from  Manzanillo, Mexico. We are matching funds and the club was going to be contribute at least $250.00 and would match up to $500 from club members. So far we have raised $200 from the membership! But, they are still trying to raise funds.

Mark your calendar's to see the group on Thursday April 11, 2013 at the Washington Community Center. If you wish to donate to this cause, please bring a check to the next meeting and leave it with Terry. The check can be made payable to Washington Rotary and make sure you note the funds are for the Manzanillo Project.


March 28: Don Patterson - Xicotepec, Mexico
April 4: Some Rotary program
April 11-13Rotary 6000 District Conference at Honey Creek Resort
April 18: Some Rotary program

Remember that District 6000 Governor Terry Geiger is encouraging all Rotarians to donate a good pair of shoes for the District Conference from April 11-13 at Honey Creek Resort.