Pollen Notes

Chapter 4

  • corn itself profited from the urbanization of livestock.
  • As animals left the farm, more of the farm was left for corn which rapidly colonized the paddocks and pastures and even the barnyards that had once been animal territory.
  • More farmers got away from livestock and animals and went to corn because it was in everything and more profitable
  • You could feed all the animals on your farm with corn so just easier to grow corn and sell it to people who have animals they need to feed.
  • Cows can’t digest corn as well as grass and some other things.

Chapter 5-6

  • Corn is the essence that we need to feed our livestock and animals on the farm.
  • process- frist separe the corn into is botanical parts – embryo, endosperm, fiber- and then into its chemical parts.
  • Able to gather sugar and sweeteners from corn.
  • The corn production rate increased and even showed a rise from the alcohol industry
  • from some of the sweeteners and stuff arises the diabetes crises that is affecting our nation.

Our presentation from Erin Brown

Mrs. Brown was a very enthusiastic and very easy to listen to person. She taught like a person who truly understood what she was doing and how she knew people could learn. I liked how she separated the difference between everyone such as the student the community and the leaders of the organization. She really brought out to me how stuff sometimes can get a little crazy because we all have different priorities. I also thought the quote she put up that Benjamin Franklin said was well spelled out by her and she broke it down so I could understand just exactly what she was saying. I thought the presentation was one that everyone should see in order to understand that we all have different stuff on our plate we just have to find how to work together and get past all that stuff.

Food Sample #2!

Well after a week break we were back in the pantry cooking up some more tasty treats. This time it was kale chips that were on the menu. They were chopped kale doused with vegetable oil, sprinkled lightly with salt and pepper. We then cooked them on 375 and cooked them for about 7 minutes.

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We got some pretty good reactions from everyone that came in and also from some of the volunteers that we had let have some of the samples. This time instead of just trying to catch the people coming in we actually went outside and flagged some people down. It did a lot better than we expected and we actually handed out quite a few samples.


Ram Pantry Taste Test Take 1!

Man did we have a good time cooking up some squash and zucchini. We cooked the squash and zucchini in olive oil then put salt, pepper, and garlic on and pan seared them.



We had quite a few people tell us that they were very delicious and I myself thought they were very tasty. We next proceeded to hand out some of the samples in the Dixie cups. However, it was very hard to catch people going up and leaving the pantry because they were either in a hurry to leave or in a hurry to get up there. Anyway we had fun and it was very good to inform people on what they could do with the vegetables that they are given by the Ram Pantry. food2


Meeting With Terrance

The meeting with Terrance about the Ram Pantry was a good starting point for our group as a whole. We really were able to lay out some good ideas that I really think he was on board and happy that we were thinking about them. As we have started to progress through the first stages of meeting him and starting to actually work there things have kinda been lost as far as communication with him. We totally have all of the stuff down as far as social media but I feel like the letting us advertise and actually trying to further progress the organization hasn’t been a main priority for him. I know he has a lot on his plate and we are kind of there just to help I still feel as though we could be doing so much more.