Monday Activities for the Tenth Annual Conference


9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FEE: $85, includes lunch

The Weston A. Price Foundation is proud to present a workshop by Jaimen McMillan, founder of Spacial Dynamics, as part of Wise Traditions 2009, its 10th annual conference.

Have you ever felt stuck in your body? Does stress, strain or pain keep you re-strained? Do you sometimes feel that your age or your ailments are beginning to determine your moods and ability to be in motion? In this course participants will move, play and laugh their way towards greater health. Participants in any physical condition will benefit greatly from this inclusive approach which embraces our surrounding spaces. They will experience the supportive effects of dynamic posture, the healing ease of graceful exercise, and the unbounded joy of learning to move again with the simplicity of a child. This course will move you, and participants will never look at their body or space in the same way again.

McMillan built on his experiences as a master fencer and his trainings in psychology and physiotherapy to develop Spacial Dynamics(R), an approach to movement therapy and movement education that is practiced in over 30 countries around the world. He was co-director of the Bothmer Schule, an international gymnastics school, in Stuttgart, Germany for 21 years. He lectures throughout the world on the topics of well-being and movement, is a regular contributor to health and educational journals, and co-author of the book, The Fourfold Path to Healing, together with Dr. Tom Cowan and Sally Fallon Morell.

McMillan directs training programs worldwide and has pioneered the global “Hands in Peace” festivals for children from conflict areas. Mr. McMillan is the founder and director of the Spacial Dynamics Institute, an international center in up-state New York which trains therapists and educators. Visit his website

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
FEE: $75, includes lunch

Leave hotel at 8:00 AM–On Bus Talk by Will Winter
10:00 am – 12:00 Meadow Heaven Farm
12:15 -1:15 Chestnut Street Inn-
1:30 – 3:00 Draper Farm
3:00 – 5:00 Drive Back to Hotel

17380 575 E. Street-Sheffield, IL  61361

Meadow Haven Farm was started by Allan and Jeanne Sexton. Allan, a retired holistic veterinarian who has a life-long interest in nutrition and health, decided the only way to really produce good healthy food for their five children and now eleven grandchildren was to produce it himself.

Allan and Jeanne searched for the best farmland they could find for their idea of an organic farm that would raise grass-fed, grass-finished beef, pastured organic chickens and eggs, as well as Allan’s large garden and orchard. They found it in Bureau County, Illinois, about two hours west of Chicago. Jeremy and Cherie House joined them a few years after. Jeremy farmed and ran a dairy with his father, and Cherie was a junior high school physical education teacher and coach before having a son and “retiring” to the farm to help raise all the pastured poultry and add lambs and goats to the mix We are all committed to the idea of food that is not only organic, but highly nutritious, rich in minerals, vitamins and other nutrients. We are constantly working to enhance and re-mineralize the soils that feed the plants that feed the animals that feed you, the consumer.
On our certified organic pastures, we raise 100% grass-fed beef, organic pastured chickens, turkeys, ducks and eggs..

A classic country inn built in 1854, the Chestnut Street Inn offers gracious accommodations in four luxuriously appointed guest rooms. Each room has a private bathroom, cable TV/VCR/DVD and Wireless Internet. Indulge in an exquisitely presented gourmet breakfast in the formal dining room or in the sunlit garden room overlooking expansive lawns and gardens. During the day, take advantage of the numerous activites available in and around Sheffield. Golf, biking, fishing, hiking and antiquing are just some of the diversions that can be found within 20 minutes of the inn. Gourmet 4-Course dinners are also available by reservation only. Chef Monika takes advantage of locally available, seasonal produce, meats and eggs whenever possible and she specializes in foods surrounding the Mediterranean, including Moroccan, Greek, Italian, French and Spanish.

Home Baked Flatbreads
Tabbouli Salad
1/2 Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olive Tagine/
1/2 Beef with Sweet Potato Tagine
Apple Tart Tatin
The meal would include all non-alcoholic beverages, including coffee, tea and iced tea.
Please note that gluten free is available upon request

Our operation consists of 800 acres, with 120 acres in pasture and the rest in corn, beans and wheat. Ruth also has a greenhouse business for spring and summer sales of annuals, perennials and shrubs as well as homemade soaps and farm fresh eggs.
We raise Katahdin (hair) sheep and run calves on pasture. We rotational graze and feed no grain to them nor antibiotics or hormones.

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, at the hotel
FEE: $75, includes lunch

PART I: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

If you’ve ever thought that your family’s fast and crazy lifestyle allows little or no time to prepare healthy natural foods, then this four-hour class and cooking demo is a must on Monday afternoon. Among the many valuable lessons:

–Balanced meal components-applying the basics
–Tips and tricks for preparing nourishing foods in the context of a busy modern life
–Comfort and efficiency in the kitchen-techniques to make you feel like a pro
–How balanced nutrition affects the well-being of kids of all ages
–The nuts and bolts of consistent and convenient meal planning
–Covering family needs-from work lunches to healthy snacks for kids

Cooking demos and recipes include nutritious and delicious soups and the “sacred foods” your family shouldn’t miss.

PART II: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Stephanie Rivers will describe her experience in helping to improve the meal program for a small private school in Janesville, WI. She will demonstrate her nutrient-dense pizza recipe and share tips for getting your foot in the kitchen door of your local school. You will learn about some of the benefits of expanding your farm-to-school program beyond the salad bar. You will also get ideas and inspiration to help you foster a healthy connection between your school and a local pasture-based farm.

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, At the Hotel
No Fee, lunch courtesy of NewTrends Publishing

9:00 – 9:20: Introduction, Sally Fallon

9:20 – 9:40: Jeffrey Smith, Executive Director, Institute for Responsible Technology: New Strategies against GMOs

9:40 – 10:00: Mark Kastel, President, Cornucopia Institute: Effective Activism

10:00 – 10:20: Kim Rodriguez, MS, RD, LD: A Dietitian’s Perspective

10:20 – 10:40: Sandrine Hahn: Nourishing Our Children Update

10:40 – 11:20: Break and Chapter Leader Photo

11:20 – 11:40: John and Jessica Moody: A WAPF-Friendly Buying Club

11:40 – 12:00: Kimberly Hartke and Anita Sorkin: Using MeetUp and other social networking tools

12:00 – 12:30: Jill Nienhiser: Features of the new WAPF website

12:30 – 2:00: Lunch, sponsored by NewTrends Publishing

2:00 – 3:00: Focus Groups

3:00 – 3:30: Brief Reports of Focus Groups

3:30 – 4:00: Reports of Other Chapter Leaders/Wrap-Up

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, Visit or call (304) 724-3006.

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