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I am delighted to let you know that last week, an anonymous greenhouse grower donated a very generous quantity of vegetable plants to the community charity garden that I built in Odessa for a fundraiser. The proceeds will be split between the greenhouse grower to help recuperate his costs and the other half will go to the PWRDF "A Light For Every Birth" solar suitcase project in support of 50 off-grid health centres in Mozambique.

The sale will be 'Pay What You Can' since these plants need a home soon—and we have many! It is located at 4730 Princess Street (Hwy #2), just east of County Road 6 in Odessa. A tin for donations will be set up at the site, and you can also donate online to:

If you can't make it to the sale, but you can pick up from our home in Kingston, you may make your donation online and email me at to arrange for pick up.  

Great news on our Cookbook!  The recipes are coming in, but we will need LOTS more to make it the best Anglican edition in the country! So far the category with the most recipes is the Green Group—so well done! Also, super exciting, we have the very famous Coffee Toffee Torte recipe from Peter Cory and his wife Carolyn (former pastry chef from Windmills, in Kingston and culinary teacher from St. Lawrence College) from St. Mary Magdalene's in Napanee.

I am eternally grateful to Anne Patterson, and Megan Jaquith who have volunteered to help me enter recipes and Alison Jane Bentley for editing. This will be a must have for our Christmas stockings this year!