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The Talent Code

By Laura

The Talent Code: Greatness Isnt Born. Its Grown. Heres How (Chinese Edition)The Talent Code: Greatness Isnt Born. Its Grown. Heres How by Daniel Coyle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I liked how he explained about myelin & the neurology of learning. Interesting analysis of “hotbeds” of talent and the characteristic of a place & the people who help make that happen. Helpful chapter “Talent Whispers” about what makes a great teacher.

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Picnic with Farmer Jane!

Everyone is invited to picnic this Sunday July 25th at Luscher Farm with author Temra Costa. She’ll speak about her great new book Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat.

What: Portland Chefs Collaborative meeting & picnic with author Temra Costa
Where: Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Rd, West Linn, OR
When: Sunday July 25th, noon-2pm
How: Please carpool or bike, parking is limited

Picnic!! Bring your picnic lunch and everything you need to set up on the grass under the big beech tree and listen to Temra. Don’t forget a blanket and/or chairs and drinks.  If you want to bring extra to share, we’ll set up a table for extra bounty.

Questions? email

Hope you can join us!

Seed Books

Recently read Gary Paul Nabhan’s Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov’s Quest to End Famine and would highly recommend it. We should be giving thanks at each meal to not just our farmers, but to seed collectors and seed breeders all over the world for the work they do. 

Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties by Carol Deppe is an all time favorite of mine. She is one of those incredible seed people and if you’re not careful she’ll inspire you to be one too.