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IC:PR Theme Clarification
The first questions concerning the theme for Nov. 15 have arrived and have been run by the head table. As was said in that discussion:

"I think your initial announcement implied things that are green, growing now, and possess edible leaves as the only qualification -- that does open up broccoli raab, late lettuces, herbs, brussels sprouts, all cabbages, cress, endive, radicchio, escarole, chicory, dandelion, arugula, chard, kale, spinach, beet greens, etc."

I'm happy to run with this unless there is a popular cry against it.
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oceanic From: oceanic Date: November 2nd, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool with me, though I'm not sure lettuce/endive/arugula qualify as hearty greens? I don't care, though-- make what you want, peoples, and I will too.
prosicated From: prosicated Date: November 2nd, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm taking "hearty" to mean currently growing, as opposed to bitter greens (by taste, like dandelion, etc.) or tough greens (by texture, like collards, etc.) or whatever. The leeks I still have in the ground are a "hardy and hearty" variety, and it seems like a seasonal and form-derived classification rather than arguing over whether kale and chard are both allowed since they're in different families, technically.
oceanic From: oceanic Date: November 2nd, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
OK-- if the venn diagram is "currently growing" and "greens" I can see all of those working.
komos From: komos Date: November 2nd, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was thinking "hearty" as in "robust" or "vigorous." In keeping with the lead-in, I was anticipating greens that can be grown locally and are still potentially subject to harvest.

Think "late season local greens" if it helps?
oceanic From: oceanic Date: November 2nd, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's ok, I'm going to use like two of these. My ambitions are small. :) So I'm not worried about the classification as I don't intend to bend it very far.
komos From: komos Date: November 2nd, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
The judges have said that if it's leafy and green, they will not be taking points off. That's good enough for me.
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