I was undoubtedly excited when I walked into Summies for the first time in my life. It was a world of options, each one better than the next. But for me there was one that stuck out above all else: the Salmon Burger.
I personally love a good filet of salmon; the way each bite melts in your mouth, the superior flavor of this magical fish, and the feeling you get when this maritime candy leaves the fork and falls onto your tongue is coupled with little else in the world.
This might explain why the salmon burger looked so appealing. What could be better than mixing Poseidon’s wet dream with the gastronomic embodiment of the American dream? My mouth watered as I handed my WesCard to the cashier.
“Meals please.” My last words before I thought my world would be changed forever.
If you’ve been curious about that crazy garden growing behind Weshop, stop by the first WILD Wes workday of the year to learn more and get involved in its design and maintenance. All are welcome, whether you’re an experienced gardener or you’re just interested in sustainability (or you want free homegrown kale and plums). People who know anything about scaring away groundhogs are particularly welcome.
Workdays happen every Saturday from 1 to 4 pm, and weekly meetings are TBD. You can read more about WILD Wes here and here and connect with the group through OrgSync.
Since 2010, WILD Wes (Working for Intelligent Landscape Design at Wesleyan) has been working on changing the face of our campus landscape to build beautiful, productive, unifying places. The WestCo courtyard was our first project, transformed from its degraded and eroded state into a stunning landscape with dozens of edible and native trees and shrubs, rain gardens, and native meadows (and all that kaaale). Now, nearly three years later, we are hosting a special Parents’ Weekend tour of the garden for anyone interested in its history and ecology. If you’ve ever wondered about the space or would like to learn more about WILD Wes, come on out! Bring your family! And we’ll hopefully be planting trees in the courtyard at that time as well, which will be awesome!!!
This just in from native flora’s favorite ginger, Manon Lefevre ’14:
Happy 43rd Earth Day!! In honor of plum trees and elderberries and all things earth, join WILD Wes for a romp in the WestCo courtyard to plant some plants and do a little something nice for our dear old mother. Come dig, plant, get as dirty and wild as you want, or just come by to pick some of the delicious kale growing all along the central pathway!
Date: Earth Day (Monday, 4/22) Time: 5:30-6:30 PM Place: West College Courtyard
Come out to Long Lane Farm for a screening of “The Greenhorns,” a brand-spanking-new film about the young farmers who are changing America one kale seed at a time as part of Long Lane Farm’s May Day Festival. Here’s the trailer: