CBHS to Hear About Power to Vote With Your Fork

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Cleo Braver of Cottingham Farm will speak about her experiences with organic farming and the power of consumers to effect change at the Nov. 2 meeting of the Chesapeake Bay Herb Society at Christ Church Parish Hall, Easton.

Braver was an environmental lawyer in Baltimore in her first life and has always been an environmental advocate.  After moving to their farm, she and her husband slowly came to realize that their farm—planted in conventional feed corn and feed soy and sprayed heavily with synthetic nutrients, pesticides and herbicides—had a negative impact on the health of the soil, the Bay, animals and people.  Unable to find a farmer willing to grow food for people organically, they started to do it themselves in 2009.  At their year-round farm stand they sell nutrient-dense organic vegetables and herbs, as well as pastured heritage pork and eggs.

Braver will discuss concerns with food production, concerns with food, how organic crops and pastured animal production can be a solution, organic/regenerative crop production principles, meat production principles, and the power to vote with your fork.

The society usually meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Christ Church Parish Hall, 111 S. Harrison Street, Easton.  November’s meeting is a week earlier since the church will be participating in the Waterfowl Festival the following week.  Meetings include an herbal potluck dinner, a short business meeting and a presentation on an herb-related topic.  The theme for November is herbs for the zodiac sign Scorpio (basil, sage and coriander).

CBHS was formed in 2002 to share knowledge of herbs with the local community.  The group maintains the herb garden at Pickering Creek Audubon Center.

For more information, call (410) 827-5434 or visit www.ChesapeakeBayHerbSociety.org.

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