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16B Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter lie mmu On Aug. 30, six growers and three volunteers bounced between three Quincy farms to glean produce to give to those in need. Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops in the field that did not make it to market. The concept for the inaugural event was developed by the Plumas-Sierra Community Food Council. Megan Mansfield and Zach Revene of the Plumas County Public Health Agency, a member-agency of the council, volunteered to organize the event. Members of the Plumas Farmers' Guild donated PrOduce as part of their "Save-a-Row" program. The three participating farms were Sundberg Growers, Bike Basket Growers and Five-Foot Farm. Brian Sundberg, owner of Sundberg Growers, approached other Farmers' Guild members about starting a "Save-a-Row" program, where each farm dedicates one row of produce to donate to local food banks. "One day I was working on my farm chores and I asked myself, 'What do I stand for besides just promoting locally grown food and healthy living?'" Sundberg recalled. "I decided that we should contribute t help the food insecurity in our area." All summer, Sundberg donated produce from his farm to Quincy's Community Assistance Network, the food bank in Quincy. Five-Foot Farm and Bike-Basket Growers joined Sundberg in late August for the gleaning event. "It was great," Mansfield said. "We were able to collect a good amount of produce that was made available to local food banks. It was a really meaningful event." Gleaners collected 165 pounds of carrots and nine bunches of Swiss chard from Five-Foot Farm; 51 bunches of kale and a flat of strawberries from Sundberg Growers; and close to 30 pounds of tomatillos and 40 bunches of herbs from Bike Basket Growers. Originally, the gleaners planned on donating the produce solely to Quincy's food bank, but changed their plan after learning the Portola food bank closed as a result of damages from the Aug. 28 fire. Instead, half the produce went to the Portola Family Resource Center on Ridge Street in Portola, and the other half went to CAN. "We appreciate greatly that the community was able to pull together during this time," commented Michelle Peralta from the Portola Family Resource Center. Those whose gardens are overflowing can also donate their produce to local food banks. In 1996, the federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act was signed tb protect donors from liability when they donate food to a nonprofit organization. To donate, call the Portola Family Resource Center at 832-1827, CAN in Quincy at 283-0262, or the Indian Valley Food Bank at 284-6353. Another gleaning event is scheduled to take place later in the harvesting season on Sept. 20, from 7 to 11 a.m. Event organizers hope the event will include more farms and more volunteers will sign up. To sign up or for more information, contact Zach Revene, PCPHA, at 283-6366. Volunteers glean a row of fresh veggies at Sundberg Growers' farm during the gleaning event held on farms around Quincy on August 30. Food gleaned during the event was donated to Quincy's Community Assistance Network and the Portola Family Resource Center. From front Megan Mansfield, Teagen Reyer, Carl Summerfield and Presley Sundberg. 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A "dunk tank" will provide participants the opportunity to dunk their favorite local officials and all-day prize drawings will round out the festivities. The Calpine Improvement Association, a nonprofit group, sponsors the Calpine Marketplace. All funds raised go toward the maintenance and beautification of the Calpine Community Center building, the public park and the scholarship fund given to qualified Calpine high school students preparing for college. Calpine is located on Highway 89 north of Truckee and south of Graeagle. The Marketplace opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. For information, call Paula at 994-3610 or Ginny at 616-1901. Brought to you by: Dr. Gregory Sawyer, DDS THE TOOTH AND NOTHING: BUT THE TOOTH~ The "Painless" Injection One of the things people fear most in a dental procedure is the 'shot,' In our office we call it an "injection" because of the fear-inducing connotation of the word 'shot."A dental injection could be virtually painless because a local anesthetic is being used. Dental anesthetic injections have a bad reputation because some dentists give the injection very rapidly. Consequently, it hurts and feels like a 'shot.'There is a more comfortable alternative method. First, a topical anesthetic geI is applied to the mucosal tissue. Then the very tip on a superfine needle is inserted just under the surface where only a few drops of anesthetic are injected. The worst the patient will feel is a tiny pinprick. The dentist then removes the needle and waits two minutes to let the anesthetic take effect. Then the needle is reinserted into the same spot and a few more drops are deposited. The needle is very slowly advanced into the tissue that is numb ahead of the needle. Once the operator arrives at the ideal anatomical location for the nerve block, the full dose is deposited to achieve full anesthesia of the area. This technique takes moretime, but generates trust and confidence in the doctor because the procedure does not start off with a painful experience. So if you have a fear of "shots," find a dentist who gives slow, gentle injections. The dentist who has patience with his patients will have more patients! Family Dentistry and Orthodontics 2034 E. Main St., Quincy, Ca 95971 (530) 283-2811 'l 4