Kid’s Place Update

This semester, we’ve been working together with the WashU Coop and the Student Sustainability Fund to cook meals for children at Kid’s Place. Yesterday, four ‘quatters and four co-opers cooked up a storm for the program’s closing banquet.

The Cooks

Our menu? Taco Night! We offered the kids whole-wheat or white tortillas, black beans with onion and scallions, cilantro-rice (yes, we copied chipotle. It’s yummy!), guacamole, salsa, and a salad of romaine lettuce, red pepper, cucumber and apple cider vinaigrette. For the carnivorous kids, we had a small portion of hormone-free, grass-fed beef. One of our toppings, the sliced lettuce, came from our very own Burning Kumquat Farm.

Toppings

This may have been my proudest meal – the kids ate everything! Well, some didn’t like the beans. But they loved the guacamole and plenty picked whole-wheat tortillas over white. We also had sliced oranges; the kid’s place children love their fruit.

Taco Meal

We’re done cooking for this semester, but let us know if you’re interested in helping out next fall. Libby Mohr will be one of the main coordinators; you can reach her at theburningkumquat@gmail.com.

Workday this Sunday!!!!

Hey there folks,

Workday this week is going to be Sunday, 11-2

We will be planting potatoes (not potatos Mr. vice president) and lettuceWOOHOO
We will also be turning the compost pile and weeding YESSSS!

Have a great Thursday and finish up the week strong you guys
-Arugula

Camp Kumquat!

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Hey guys and gals! Check out this sweet flyer for Camp Kumquat this summer! If you happen to know any kids of the right age group, we’d greatly appreciate help in spreading the word about camp. Also take a look at Camp Kumquat’s website here:

campkumquat.blogspot.com

 

 

Camp Kumquat!

CampKumquatFlyer_3

Hey guys and gals! Check out this sweet flyer for Camp Kumquat this summer! If you happen to know any kids of the right age group, we’d greatly appreciate help in spreading the word about camp. Also take a look at Camp Kumquat’s website here:

campkumquat.blogspot.com

 

 

Camp Kumquat!

CampKumquatFlyer_3

Hey guys and gals! Check out this sweet flyer for Camp Kumquat this summer! If you happen to know any kids of the right age group, we’d greatly appreciate help in spreading the word about camp. Also take a look at Camp Kumquat’s website here:

campkumquat.blogspot.com

 

 

Wanted: Pre-Orientation Counselors!

Are you interested in counseling for our pre-orientation program? For the past two summers, kumquat counselors have learned about the city’s food justice initiatives with pre-orientation members. We bike across St. Louis, volunteer at urban gardens like City Seeds and New Roots, and hold discussions about food and environmental justice. We also plan delicious meals with the freshest of ingredients!


To be a counselor, you’ll have to apply through the first-year center. Go to https://firstyear.wustl.edu/Page/PreOcounselorApplication.aspx and fill out the application form. Then, e-mail us your answers to the following questions:
  • What is your experience working with the Burning Kumquat, farming, or gardening?
  • Counseling for the pre-o includes biking, cooking, art, and discussions of environmental justice. How could you contribute?


There are a couple of requirements to be aware of:
1. Know how to ride a bike! We’ll teach you safety rules and maintenance and we can help you rent a bicycle, but we can’t teach the basics…
2. Be available from August 15-21. We’ll have three days or preparation, and then the program itself. Reslife lets counselors into their rooms early, so you’ll have lodging.
3. Be excited!
Let us know if you’re interested; we’d love to bike the city with you!

The Call of the Kumquarterly

It’s that time of year again: time to submit articles for our newsletter!

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A lovely sample submission

If you have pictures from a workday or stories from a farm visit, please share them with us. We also accept haikus, recipes, job postings, and just about anything else that would fit in a newspaper-style column. If you’d like to write a backyard chicken advice column, that would certainly be welcome.

Send your submission to theburningkumquat [at] gmail.com and we’ll happily add it to our publication.