|Bob Lies from Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply in action|
We had a great food preservation class put on Bob Lies from Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply in St. Paul. A little bit about Bob, raised locally in south Minneapolis, Bob moved to St. Paul when he decided to buy a home and raise his family. They have lived in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood for 16 years. Bob is a builder and a tinkerer and enjoys the work of gardening almost as much as the fruits of the labor. In addition to helping run Egg|Plant, Bob is a technical writer and a information systems analyst.
|Bob sharing the spotlight with We Can Grow's Director, Mike Smieja|
Bob was nothing less than a rock star when it came to the class. He brought lots of examples of the equipment necessary to preserve the harvest. We went over drying, canning, freezing, and fermentation briefly. The highlight of the night was the hands on preparation of the kimchi. Most people think kimchi is hard to make? Nope, Bob mad it simple and concise. All the participants loved the hands on work and went home with their very own jar.
|Bob explains the art of making kimchi|
One of the most important parts of the We Can Grow program is a commitment to building a better community. Bob basically dropped everything and made sure that this class came off without a hitch, he knows how important it is to build community around our food system We are so very grateful to have had this experience with Bob and Egg|Plant. This was a great example of community building community. If you need information on anything related to urban food production please take time to support Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply. Shop your dollars with businesses that support community. Please visit Egg|Plant”s store in St. Paul MAP and their WEBSITE.