NeighborGoods is a brilliant organization that helps facilitate the borrowing and trading of goods right in one’s own neighborhood, and helps specify what the major needs of a particular community might be. It’s about sharing, building relationships with those who live around you, and finding ways to cut back on the consumption of objects you may not need to buy! Sort of like how...
New Seasons Market will generously be donating to our dinner! I was able to meet with some folks there a few weeks ago, and they are a bunch of incredibly warm, gracious people. I am thrilled to indulge in some of their wonderful Home-Grown products. More on this to come later!
Black walnut plates.
It feels like I’ve been working on these plates forever. I got the wood back in the fall from Tyler Evans, of Urban Hardwood Recovery—his business recovers wood from around the Portland area that would otherwise be burned up, chipped down, or thrown away. This particular wood is black walnut burl; the burl explains why there are fissures and holes in the plates—it...