Friday, June 21

10E2194: Whole Larder Love was in Somerville this week

Last Monday, Whole Larder Love author Rohan Anderson was guest speaker for a benefit in Somerville to support the Friends of the Library (with which I am heavily involved). Total success I think, thanks in no small part to our presenting sponsor Barbour, and to Flatbread Co. and Spindrift who kept us fed and watered. Bryan from Island Creek Oysters did a great job too - and brought mignonette - yes! Finally, a huge thank you to our volunteers Kim and Meg.

Rohan at the library, with the lead pipe...  #hatgame

The event was at Fringe, tucked away in Union Sq. Rough and woodsy but cleans up nice. Sounds like a few people I know... Photos below by Mike Repeat Press Dacey and Meg Quo Vadis Considine.

Barbour was there with some of their classics on display (too hot out to think about a rewaxing workshop), and sent the 100 attendees home w/ a grab-bag. Thank you CM and the crew.

This was a clean, bright entertainment to quote Bertie Wooster, with Grand Ten's man-Friday Lonnie pouring the mint/elderflower seltzers. Thx bud. #topodesigns #workhorse

Saved for the garden. Use them to make a shell path or crush to add calcium for the soil.

The Friends of the Library provides funds for the popular Museum Passes program, license fees for movie screenings, co-sponsors Somerville Reads and more, so the Library can offer a variety of children's, young adult, and adult programs which range from puppet shows to poetry readings. Think we even had puppets reading poetry once... In all seriousness thanks to all who came out the other night and made this a success - we raised almost $1000 that evening to provide programs, services and materials for the Somerville Library. Even further if you are local and would like to get involved w/ The Friends give me a shout. - James.

Breaking it down... if you read Rohan's blog you may have expected recipes or more of a how-to talk - rather it was more personal, about the catalysts that made him change his lifestyle. Go plant a seed!

 Putting names to faces and paying the bills. I think someone bought my well worn copy by accident... #buell

The circle is complete! Our friend here, Christine N'East Style Mitchell drew this fantastic coat-of-arms for the inside of Rohan's book two years ago, which they then turned into a poster for his book tour, and she was there on the night to sign them - this photo in turn taken by the guy that letterpress printed the posters (Mike Dacey) in his studio about 50 feet away... #gosomerville Frame it and enjoy as a handcranked piece of art or hang it in the workshop as a reminder to take things slow. There are a few left - email myself or Mitchell if interested.