Welcome to Oranges & Peaches! This month we're joined by Pantaleon Florez III, of Maseualkualli Farms, a no-till, no fossil fuel farm in Lawrence to talk about his Food as a Public Work project and how to advocate for the things you care about.
Oranges & Peaches is recorded in the SOUND+VISION Studio at Lawrence Public Library. Thanks to Joel Bonner for composing our jingle and editing the show.
O&P Show Notes:
- Find info about upcoming elections, what’s on the primary ballot, etc here. The primary is Aug 2! We are not elections officials.
- Panta is growing so many things! If you have an oil press to make sunflower oil, reach out!
- The Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market: it’s year-round!
- If you want to find updates about Panta’s farm at is website, masefarm.org or his Instagram, @MaseualkualliFarms
- Summer Reading is still happening! Participate and claim your prizes here. The science behind why koozies do in fact help keep your drinks cooler longer.
Our question: How do I advocate for the thing I’m really passionate about, where do I start?
- Start with “I really care about (x)” and see how you can link up with other people who care.
- Lawrence-Douglas County’s Common Ground, Incubator Farm Program, it’s so cool and unique! About Douglas County’s Open Space Plan
- Food Not Bombs Lawrence (happens outside the library every Monday at 5:30pm)!
- Culinary Commons in Lawrence (has a long waitlist, though…)
- Find the full Food as a Public Work plan here, including the letter-writing prompts. Pantaleon’s breakdown of the history of the Farm Bill.
Panta is reading...
Assorted high contrast baby books and Flora: The Aztec Herbal (sorry, LPL doesn’t have a copy!) About the Florentine Codex.
Ruby is reading...
Working Like a Homosexual: Camp, Capital, Cinema by Matthew Tinkcom
Hazlett is reading...
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