A dear friend of mine is starting something really cool: The Ventura Produce Cooperative. If you're like me, you may have extra fruits, vegetables, herbs, or flowers laying around your yard. Rather than watching them go to waste, wouldn't you love to share them and then get something you actually need in return? Well, that's what this is all about. Maureen is modeling it after two other coops- one in LA and one in Merced. If you're interested, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the e-mail list and indicate what types of goodies you have to share. The first exchange is set for this Sunday 7/12/09 at 12 noon at Maureen's house, 9572 El Cajon in Ventura. Happy sharing and happy eating!