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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, July 13, 2'011 13B Simpl, acts in 00!00msea0000art00e00w naute, S00ser queso!00!nOv00an s t00to iiiiii!ij ..... :i : i::::iiii?::: ' random food thoughts in my I'm planting oregan 0, tainable agricture classes, next to Quincy Elementary; There is a synergy that is COMMUNITY GREEN mind I started thinking about thyme, mint, parsley and The Alder Street Community the garden project at the Quin- happening involving garden- .............................................. what it would require. My list chives, which should dry nice- Garden is offering a gardening cy Natural Foods Learning ing and food. Some grassroots PAMELA NOEL When the state of our world starts to sink in it is easy to become overwhelmed and sad- dened. Needing to push myself beyond the constant re- minders of our global condi- tion there is one thing that can always bring me forward into a more optimistic outlook -- my garden. Spring calls. The sun does more than move the sap in the trees. It gets me going as well. It's time to plant my garden. This year I have a slightly dif- ferent objective. I want to see how much food I can produce in my yard. I am attempting to included growing root crops that would store -- either in or out of the ground. That in- cludes potatoes, beets, carrots, onions, leeks; garlic. Next I would need to dehy- drate fruit-- last year I dried nectarines and ginger in my car on a hot afternoon. It worked. I plan on more low- cost car dehydrating this sum- mer. Remembering my dad storing winter squashes all winter, I want to plant acorn and butternut squash. As a child his squashes lasted too long for my taste, but I've learned how to make pies, rolls, soups and casseroles with this winter vegetable. ly for the winter. I am also at- tempting grapes, which can be dried into raisins or made into jelly. Apple and other fruit trees should give me some good sauces, fruit butters and more dehydrated fruit. I'll stock up on sproutable seeds and beans, so I can have fresh greens in the winter. If I can manage to build a small greenhouse, kale and other winter greens should be avail- able. There are certainly folks with greater knowledge about the potential for growing in this climate and altitude, har- vesting, and storing for the winter. Classes are offered program for children this summer. So, a simple act toward sus- tainability might be to start a garden. Start small. There are some good examples of small garden projects in Quincy. These projects are available for viewing. I've listed some of these resources and their phone numbers. Be sure to give them a call before you visit, giving them a "heads up" before you drop by. Those who are open for visits are the following: Noreen Thompson, master gardener, 283-0108 (Noreen also has a table where she is available for questions at the Thursday evening Quin- Center at 248 Main St.; and Mountain View Manor's six raised beds for their initial ef- fort. In addition to composting your kitchen waste, another simple act is to start a worm project. Commercial kits and bins are available. This en- ables you to dispose of kitchen and garden waste in a way that produces the most won- derful nutrient-rich compost. On a larger community- wide scale, some other pro- jects are being planned. Humas Rural Services is plan- ning some ways to reuse waste, developing compost on a larger scale. Feather River gardening challenges are be- ing planned for spring of 2012. In the meantime start practic- ing your gardening skills -- whether it's actually getting something planted or starting a compost pit or worm bin, and getting your soil ready for next year. At this point I know that I don't really need to sustain myself through my own gar- den. Still, it would just feel good to know that it is possi- ble. And now that summer is upon us I can't think of a bet- ter use of my time than to spend it outside, digging and experimenting to see what can happen. Ways fit in more fitness during the summer HERE'S TO When waiting in line at the grocery store or bank (or any other establishment), flex one set of muscles at a time for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times, then move on to another set. For example, while standing, squeeze your legs straight by .................... Y°.U.!...HEA.ILfH ................... tightening your quadriceps AURA WHITTAKER muscles, then relax and re- We all know exercise is essential to maintaining a healthy weight and improving overall health, but with our busy schedules, it's tough to fit in fitness. Sometimes get- ting to the gym feels like an impossible task, so maybe it's time to think about other ways to incorporate fun, easy fitness into your life. Instead of eating lunch at your desk, lace up your sneakers and do your daily errands on fool during your lunch break. Even if you don't work in an office, use your to-do list to map out a walking route, grab your wallet and head outside for some heart- pumping activity (and save money on gas!). Sometimes you might need to drive to a shopping area first, but then cruise around on foot check- ing items offyour list. You will love getting your errands and workout out of the way and the rest of your day will be free for fun and relaxation. Instead of meeting friends for happy hour after work or grabbing a coffee, go for a walk and talk. This way you can incorporate some activity into your social time and avoid those extra liquid calories! peat. It helps make the time pass and it's a quick, easy way to work your muscles without anyone noticing. You've probably heard this before, and it really works: Find a parking spot far away from your destination so you get a little extra walking and" when you get there, take the stairs instead of the elevator. It might take you a little more time to get where you're go- ing, but all of those extra steps really add up. If you don't have a big shop- ping list, nix the cart and use two reusable bags to carry Save the Date! s: ]l[ ]kal Saturday, August 0, 2011  A Benefit for Plumes District Ho Firewood available The Plumes National Forest has a deck of trees (red and white fir) near Bucks Lake available to individuals with a valid personal or com- mercial woodcutting permit. For more information, con- tact the Mt. Hough Ranger District at 283-0555 or stop by the office for a map of the area and a woodcutting permit. All firewood permit rules apply. For other information, visit the Plumes National Forest website at fs.usda.gov/plumas. ,,.o,.owij SHOW Fri-Sal 9-6; Sun 9-3 Open I0 Public $10 Bigrenoshow.com 775-828-2350 775-828-2351 fax your groceries. Throw a bag over each shoulder and walk around the grocery store collecting items. Carrying two heavy bags is a great workout, and at the same time, you'll get your grocery shopping done for the week. Wake up and move it. Right after you get out of bed, do some sort of movement, such as stretching or sit-ups. Then, as you go about getting your- self ready for the day, do squats while you brush your teeth, knock out some push-ups while your wait for your coffee to brew, perform calf raises while you blow dry your hair. These bone-strengthening exer- cises only take a few minutes and a mini workout first thing in the morning sets the tone for the day. Plus, if you can't fit in a full workout that day, at least you did something. Become a weekend warrior. 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July 16 Rated PG-13 • 2 hr., 11 min. • Action/AdventurelSciFi • SPECIAL 2PM MA]]NIEE ON THURS., JULY 14 * Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr [::[:: " [,l: lll::l::[l::::[.::l, : took the names Professor X and Magneto,  :::::::::::::: they were two young men discovering ili:: /: their powers fo the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants tsome familair, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-MEN. MR. POPPERS-PENGUINS Sun., July 17 - Tues., July 19 Rated PG • 97 min. • Family Comedy In this family comedy, Jim Carrey is Mr. Popper, a driven businessman who is clueless when it comes to the important things in life - until he inherits six penguins. Popper's pen- guins turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland - and the rest of his life upside-down Filmed on a refrigerated soundstage with real Emperor Penguins, Mr. Popper's Penguins s a con- temporary adaptation of the classic book from 1938 written by Richard and Florence Atwater. Summer Schedule, Now Open Tuesdays! II'lT000, 00.ows7pmnightly 4pm matinee on Sundays Adults .................. =7.00 Students & IIIHRLL Seniors ................. "100 Children ................ =5.00 IIIIH[FlIB[ 283-1140"469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com