I was coming home from the Farmers' Market last night and saw the sun's last rays of the day dancing on the fields of what I think is Canola surrounding Hutton Settlement. I did a U-turn on Argonne and sped over to snap a few pics. This was one of the better one's although I wish I had more than 30 seconds of light to experiment with. I love the way that the urban fringes of Spokane bump up against the agriculture of our region. One minute your in the middle of construction on Argonne and the next you're beholding a beautiful historical scene. I don't understand why the "Valley" is generally considered less appealing than say, the South Hill.
The Year of Plenty blog was created by Craig Goodwin in the winter of 2008 to chronicle the experiences of his family as they sought to consume everything local, used, homegrown or homemade. That journey was a wonderful introduction to people and movements in the Spokane area who are seeking the welfare of the community through local foods, farmers markets, community gardens, sustainable transportation, and more fulfilling and just patterns of consumption. In 2009 and beyond the blog will continue to report on these relationships and practices, all through the eyes of a family with young children. Craig manages the Millwood Farmers' Market, is a Master Food Preserver and Pastor at Millwood Presbyterian Church. Craig can be reached at email@example.com