Girl Scouts help build rain garden – U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea – 14 April 2012

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Girl Scouts help build rain garden – U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea – 14 April 2012
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U.S. Army photos by Rakendra Moore

CAMP HUMPHREYS — “Rain, sleet, or snow, Earth Day is a go,” said Onsemus Smith, Chief of the Pollution Prevention and Compliance Branch of the United States Army Garrison Department of Public Works’ Environmental Division.

Indeed, despite the rain and cold, the Earth Day Celebration went ahead as scheduled, April 21, at Transformation Park and it was well-received by the attendees.
“I think it’s pretty cool,” said Pfc. Aaron Boutin. “It looks like everybody is having fun, even though it’s raining.”

“It’s good, because I’m here with my family and my friend and I got a lot of prizes,” added Daniel Ward, age 9.

The event started at 10 a.m. and was scheduled to last until 2 p.m. However, the weather created a different outcome. But there was still plenty of activity despite the truncated time frame. There were prizes awarded for homemade crafts created out of recycled material, clay leaf projects, trivia games, arts and crafts, and free food. The Army and Air Force Exchange Service donated gift certificates for photo contest winners.

The event was a partnership between Outdoor Recreation and DPW Environmental, and there were also volunteers from USO, the Boy Scouts, and the Girl Scouts.

“I think it’s neat that the kids get an opportunity to learn how to better the environment,” said Spc. Randall Shaver.

“I’m proud of our Girl Scouts and we prepared them on how to reduce, re-use, and recycle,” added Summer Young.

“We want the community to know what we’re doing as an installation to be good stewards of the environment,” Smith said.

When asked what Earth Day was all about to her, Victoria Caldwell said, “Being able to give back to the community and help preserve Earth for future generations.”

Private First Class Kevin Wade may have summed it up best when he said, “It’s cold, it’s wet, but a lot of people showed up. The outcome was bigger than I thought.”

Crispy Cinnamon Twists
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Image by yummysmellsca
These are my take on one of my all time favourite snacks – French Twists from Barry’s Bakery. Sweet and loaded with cinnamon, they’re a perfect coffee accompaniment mid afternoon.

Crispy Cinnamon Twists
36 twists
2 cups flour
1 cup spelt flour
1 tsp bakers ammonia
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cream of tartar
2 tbsp camelina oil
2 tbsp melted butter
1 cup milk
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp raw sugar
1 tbsp melted butter

Preheat oven to 425F.
In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baker’s ammonia, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar. Mix in oil and milk to form a soft dough.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth.
Roll dough into a 16” x 8” rectangle.
Mix together cinnamon and 1 Tbsp sugar.
Brush dough with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
Cut dough into ½” wide strips.
Twist each strip and place twists 1” apart on an un-greased baking sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.

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