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January 5, 7-9pm
Santa Monica, CA: Local Chapter Meeting, at Wild Oats on 5th and Wilshire. "Introduction to the Weston A. Price Foundation" by Victoria Bloch, Chapter Leader.
Annapolis MD: M O F F A, the Maryland Organic Food and Farming Association, announces its 13th Annual Winter Meeting "Farmers and Consumers Building Communities" on Saturday, January 10th, from 8 am to 5 pm at the Maryland Department of Agriculture Building, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis, MD.
Jan 15, 7 pm
Allentown, PA: Eastern PA Chapter of The Weston A. Price Foundation sponsors Dr. Erik Von Kiel on " Food As Medicine From A Doctor's Perspective," at the Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, Allentown. Dr. Von Kiel's dual clinical experience is rather unique in providing insights from both natural health care and conventional institutional care perspectives on causes of degenerative disease and on ways to regain and maintain health. He will talk about the strong connections he has seen in his medical practice between poor nutrition and adult onset degenerative diseases and the successful use of dietary approaches to reverse such conditions as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, obesity, congestive heart failure, heart disease.
Albany NY (Philmont): On Friday and Saturday, January 16 and 17, 2004, an intensive, grower oriented workshop, "Cultivating and Marketing Wild Quality in Medicinal Plants." will bring together five leading farmer-presenters to the United Methodist Church Social Hall, Philmont (Columbia County), NY, one hour south of Albany. The workshop is sponsored by High Falls Gardens (HFG), in association with the Center for Agricultural Development& Entrepreneurship (CADE) and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY), with additional support from the Birch Swinger Fund.
Plimoth, MA: Winter Conference on Food and Farming Series featuring Donald Bixby, President, American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, Chef John Umlauf and Seminar on Traditional Diets by Sally Fallon.
Jan 19, 7-9pm
Santa Monica, CA: Local Chapter Meeting, Wild Oats at 5th and Wilshire. Speaker/topic to be determined.
Jan 26, 11am-2pm
Santa Monica, CA: Sandor Katz, the author of the recent (and wonderful) book, Wild Fermentation, is touring the country to promote his book. He will be giving a free demonstration of how to make sauerkraut (and maybe kimchi, too) at the following location: Erewhon Naural Foods, 7660 Beverly Boulevard (just east of Fairfax).
Sally Fallon Michigan Tour
JANUARY 30--FEBRUARY 7, 2004
See Sally at the following locations:
JANUARY 30, 5:30pm
Hillman, MI: "Dirty Secrets of the Food Processing Industry" With Potluck Dinner. Hillman United Methodist Church. $7 with a Nourishing Traditions Dish to pass; $10 without food to share.
JANUARY 31, 1:30â€“5:30 pm
Gaylord, MI: Small Farm Conference. 1:30-2:30 pm "How to Keep the Value Added down on the Farm". 2:45-5:30 pm Sally Fallon Intensive Workshop. Evangelical Free Church, 1649 M-32 East. $18 for Sally's workshops only/$35 Small Farm Conference rate.
FEBRUARY 2, 7 pm
Grand Rapids, MI: "Dirty Secrets of the Food Processing Industry". St. Cecilia Music Society, (located at the corner of Fulton and Ransom in downtown Grand Rapids, MI). Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. (Seating is limited to 150).
FEBRUARY 4, 6 pm
East Lansing, MI: Benefits of Local Foods: Eating for a Healthy Body, Healthy Community, and Healthy Economy. Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing, 855 Grove Street, East Lansing, MI (South of Saginaw off Abbott next to the East Lansing library). Doors open at 6:00 PM, Dinner starts at 7:00 PM, Presentation at 7:30 pm. $2.00 for talk, $6.00 for dinner (WAPF members-$1.00 for talk; $5.00 for dinner).
FEBRUARY 5, 7-9 pm
Ann Arbor, MI: "Dirty Secrets of the Food Processing Industry". St. Clareâ€™s Episcopal Church/ Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard Rd. Sliding scale entry fee: $5-$10 ~ please pay what you can ~no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
FEBRUARY 6, 6:30-10:00 pm
Brighton, MI: "Lowering Your Cholesterol â€“ Is It a Myth?" and "The Politics and Economics of Food". Genoa Woods Conference Center, 7707 Conference Center Drive (Off I-96, west of M-23). $10 before January 30, $15 after January 30.
FEBRUARY 7, 8:00amâ€“5:00 pm
Brighton, MI: Nourishing Traditions Diet Seminar: How to Change Your Diet for the Better. Genoa Woods Conference Center, 7707 Conference Center Drive (Off I-96, west of M-23). $40 before January 30, $70 per couple. $50 after January 30, $90 per couple.
Feb 2, 7:00 pm
Wild Oats, Santa Monica (5th and Wilshire): Acid & Alkaline (and how the balance affects our health and what to do about it). Victoria Bloch talks about macrobiotics focusing on this principle in achieving dietary balance.
Feb 9, 7:00 pm
Nevada City, CA (Jacobson Dude Ranch, 11153 Cement Hill Rd, by the Red Barn): Mark McAfee, owner of Organic Pastures explains why whole, organic raw milk from pasture-fed cows offers so many health benefits that people from across the land are clamoring for their right to obtain this precious commodity.
Feb 10, 7:00 pm
Tulsa, OK: Chris Emerson, owner of Natural Farms, 420 S. Utica, will talk about a local store that sells all local meats raised in a natural way with no hormones or antibiotics. Chris will elaborate on their work with cancer patients and answer questions about Mad Cow Disease. She also sells organic produce and grocery items. Nathan Hale library, 23rd & Sheridan.
Plimoth MA: Winter Conference on Food and Farming Series featuring Joan Dye Gussow, Elliot Coleman, and Joel Salatin.
Feb 16, 7:00 pm
Wild Oats, Santa Monica (5th and Wilshire): Potluck and general discussion. Please bring a dish or beverage to share that falls within the Nourishing Traditions guidelines.
Shepardstown, WV: Traditional Food and Nutrition by Sally Fallon.
Allentown, PA: Seminar on Traditional Diets by Sally Fallon.
Newton, NJ: "Living Well in Sussex County" Wellness Fair 10 AM to 2 PM at Sussex County Community College, in the SCCC Theatre, 1 College Hill Road, Newton, NJ. Visit exhibits on food and nutrition by Northern NJ Chapter-WAPF, Foodshed Alliance, and Sussex County Food Co-op.
Tulsa, OK: Learn about all the pros and cons of different water filtration systems with speaker Joan Crager. 7:00 pm at Nathan Hale library, 23rd & Sheridan, Tulsa, OK.
Washington, DC: One-Day Conference with Deepak Chopra, MD- The Science of Whole Person Healing. Conference: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM, Evening Event: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM, at The National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW (at the intersection of 14th St. and Massachusetts Ave.), Washington, DC.
Apr 24 **NOTE: This event has been rescheduled for the fall, details to follow
Jupiter, FL: Seminar on Traditional Diets by Sally Fallon at Independence Middle School.
Apr 25 **NOTE: This event has been rescheduled for the fall, details to follow
Jupiter FL: The Oiling of America by Sally Fallon at Independence Middle School.
Arkansaw, WI: Dirty Secrets of the Food Processing Industry by Sally Fallon.
Hartford, WI: The Oiling of America by Sally Fallon.
Hartford, WI: Seminar on Traditional Diets by Sally Fallon.
Santa Monica, CA: Local Chapter Meeting, 7 pm at Wild Oats on 5th and Wilshire. Speaker Amba Zeller will discuss the indigenous peoples of the Amazon rainforest, their way of life, and the use of herbs found there.
Tulsa, OK: Join us for a wonderful potluck dinner. During the dinner, we will view videos of Sally Fallon's presentation on traditional diets. 7:00 pm at Nathan Hale library, 23rd & Sheridan, Tulsa, OK.
Silver Spring, MD: The Oiling of America by Sally Fallon, 3-6 pm sponsored by the American Herbalist Guild, MetroDC Area Chapter.
Warrenton, VA: The False Cholesterol Theory: How It Caused Americans to Abandon Whole Foods by Sally Fallon. Fauquier Springs Country Club.
Hardwick, MA: New England Regional Raw Milk Meeting at 11:30 at Rose Hill Dairy in Hardwick,MA. We will discuss issues of the varying state regulations on the sale of raw milk, farm needs, advocacy groups, networking, and other concerns and questions YOU bring to this gathering.
Santa Monica, CA: Local Chapter Meeting, 7 pm at Wild Oats on 5th and Wilshire. Cooking class: weâ€™ll be preparing sauerkraut, cortido (sauerkrautâ€™s racy Latin American cousin), ginger carrots, and kimchi. Recipes will be taken from Nourishing Traditions.
June 4 **NOTE: This event has been postponed until 2005
Newport News, VA: The Oiling of America by Sally Fallon, sponsored by Families for Natural Living.
June 5 **NOTE: This event has been postponed until 2005
Newport News, VA: Seminar of Traditional Diets by Sally Fallon, sponsored by Families for Natural Living.
June 7, 7:00 pm
Santa Monica, CA: Local Chapter Meeting at Wild Oats on 5th and Wilshire. Speaker Niall Wogan presents "Crucial Things to Know About Your Health & Why You'll Never be Told." This talk will uncover life-changing information people must know about their everyday health and will give an eye-opening account of how science and the media help to keep us uninformed.
Tulsa, OK: International best selling author, Dr. Sherrill Sellman, N.D., will share a FREE lecture with friends of the Tulsa chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Join us to hear the author of Hormone Heresy talk about PMS, HRT, depression, menopause, precocious puberty, and much more. The information on hormones affects women, men and children. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how balancing your hormones can improve your health. The meeting will take place at 7:30 pm at Nathan Hale library, 23rd & Sheridan, Tulsa, OK.
June 15th, 6:30 pm
Asheville, NC: Asheville/Hendersonville Chapter meeting in the Earth Fare Community Room.
June 21, 7:00 pm
Santa Monica, CA: Local Chapter Meeting at Wild Oats on 5th and Wilshire. Speaker Katie Kirby presents "You Can Get Better!" Building your health is like building a garden. The seed is so important -- in this case, the seed thought of "you can get well." Health and healing are my passions and I would like to share with you some of the things I have learned in 25 years of experience as a chiropractor, bodyworker, and nutritionist.
Swifterbant, The Netherlands: Farm Conference including The Cholesterol Myths and The Politics and the Economics of Food by Sally Fallon.
Swifterbant, The Netherlands: Seminar on Traditional Diets by Sally Fallon.
July 5, 7:00 pm
Santa Monica, CA: Local Chapter Meeting at Wild Oats on 5th and Wilshire. Speaker James Hopson, L.Ac. will be discussing and demonstrating one of the latest additions to his practice, the GDV. This fascinating device works with the technology of Kirlian photography, and by taking a detailed image of each fingertip, it creates an image of the energy fields of the entire body (since all the meridians end in the fingertips, they represent the entire body). This allows diagnosis of not only physical conditions, but the underlying emotions and thought patterns as well.
Whitwell, TN: The Sequatchie Valley Institute invites you to the sixth annual "Food For Life" Workshops. The comprehensive food conference includes skill-building workshops as well as discussion-oriented political dialogues. Learn various food preservation strategies including canning, fermentation (miso, sauerkraut, kimchi, wine, beer, mead and champagnes) as well as different methods of cooking and diet choices, macrobiotics, health and nutrition. Attend workshops on edible and medicinal plants, seed saving, permaculture, biodynamic and organic gardening practices. Engage in theoretical and political explorations of the social and ecological implications of industrial agriculture. Discuss strategies for mobilizing against biotech and agribusiness, and promoting sustainable community based food systems instead of global monopolies.
Wedmore, Somerset, UK: Seminar on Traditional Diets by Sally Fallon.
July 19, 7:00 pm
Santa Monica, CA: Local Chapter Meeting at Wild Oats on 5th and Wilshire. Speaker Victoria Bloch will be giving an updated talk on the subject of fats. What exactly are fats? How do they work in the body? What are the differences between poly- and monounsaturates, between naturally saturated fats and trans-fats, between animal and vegetable fats?
July 24, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Easton, MD: Regulating the Inflammatory Response with Nutrition with Lynne August, M.D., Presented by The Center for Integrative Medicine of Memorial Hospital at Easton, 219 South Washington St., Easton, MD 21601.
Cincinnati, OH: The Oiling of America and Dirty Secrets of the Food Processing Industry by Sally Fallon.
Dayton, OH: The Oiling of America and Dirty Secrets of the Food Processing Industry by Sally Fallon.
Berlin, OH: Conference on Grass-Based Farming and Traditional Food featuring David Kline, Dr. Mladen Golubic and Sally Fallon on Splendor from the Grass and How to Keep the Value Added Down on the Farm.
Wooster, OH: Seminar on Traditional Diets by Sally Fallon, at the Highland Gym.
Aug 23, 7-9pm
Santa Monica, CA: Wild Oats, (5th & Wilshire), upstairs community room. Chapter leader Victorira Bloch discusses Prostaglandins (say what?). If you attended the recent talk on fats, you will remember that one of the ways fats work within our bodies is through the prostaglandin pathways. Found throughout the body, and made from fats, they act as catalysts for numerous activities, such as the movement of calcium into and out of cells; inhibition and promotion of clotting; regulation of secretions; cell division and growth. You will walk away from this talk with a greater understanding and appreciation for the wondrous structure of our bodies, as well as the essential role of healthy fats in our diets.
Aug 28-Sept 10
Santa Fe, NM: Permaculture Design Course taught by Scott Pittman is being offered at Ecoversity, 2639 Agua Fria, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Fee: $980. Details: Understanding the Principles, Characteristics, and Ethics of Permaculture design â€¢ Reading the Landscape, Site Analysis and Observation â€¢ Understanding Sustainable Aquaculture Principles and Watershed Restoration â€¢ Effective Management of Micro-Livestock to benefit the land â€¢ Optimal Building Techniques and Management of a Sustainable Greenhouse â€¢ Creating Gardens and Orchards to form a Species Rich Genetic Ark â€¢ Restoration and proper management of the forests â€¢ Learning the principles of natural systems and edge effects â€¢ Cultivating living soils that are rich in nutrients and organic matter â€¢ How to design and build sustainable homes using appropriate technologies â€¢ Invisible structures, village design and community economics.
Aug 28-Nov 19 (plus 10 weeks of mentorship)
Santa Fe, NM:EcoVersity in Santa Fe, New Mexico is now accepting applications for its Certificate for Earth-Based Vocations Program starting August 28, 2004. This 20-week, comprehensive, hands-on curriculum including hand-on projects, group design exercises and field trips is designed for anyone wanting to join the fast growing field of professionals who are developing whole system approaches for the design of human environments. The core teaching team is comprised of working professionals: Bristol Stickney (renewable energy), Joel Glanzberg (permaculture), Chrissie Orr (community arts and activism), Scott Pittman (permaculture) and Alfred von Bachmayr (natural building and architecture) and many other guest instructors from the private and non-profit sectors. This program appeals to a wide variety of students including those seeking to build homesteads or farms, those seeking vocational skills and professional contacts, and those wanting to dream up the new careers that will address complex issues we face today. Graduates will leave with livelihood skills for living on the land, working with earth-based enterprises, regenerating the earth and revitalizing the spirit. Classes run for 10 weeks, Mondays 4:30 â€“ 8:30 pm, Tuesdays - Fridays 9:00 â€“ 5:30 pm, followed by a 10-week mentored internship.
Denver, CO: Nourishing Connections, the Denver WAPF chapter, presents a one day seminar with keynote speaker Bruce Fife, author of The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil and Saturated Fat May Save Your Life. Bruce will present on Why Saturated Fat is Good For You. Afternoon breakout sessions include fermentation, raw milk, using traditional fats in the kitchen, and much more! The cost is $35 per person and only $30 per person for groups of two or more. An optional lunch will be offered made from traditional, local foods provided by Guidestone Farm, Coloradoâ€™s leading raw milk dairy and sustainable farm.
Nevada City, CA: Two week Permaculture Design Certification Course with David Blume, Joel Salatin, and other local experts. Woolman Quaker Center.
September 12 **NOTE: Postponed**
High Falls, NY: The 2nd annual Family Farm Festival, celebrating family farms, grassfed meats, and sustainable agriculture. The festival will be held September 12, from 11am-6pm. Come & meet farmers & producers of grassfed meats, dairy, organic & biodynamic fruits & veggies & much more. There will be speakers, a real milk roundtable, heritage breed farm animals, bluegrass music, lacto-fermented & artisanal foods to sample, kids activities & the popular Celebrity Chef Competition where regional chefs prepare "tastes" of locally raised grassfed meats. Farmers, vendors & volunteers are always needed! $5 admission ages 12 and up. Epworth Camp, High Falls, NY.
September 13, 7-9pm
Santa Monica, CA: Local Chapter Meeting, at Wild Oats on 5th and Wilshire. Topic TBA.
September 14, 7:00 - 9:00pm
San Francisco, CA
Dr. Thomas Cowan gives a lecture on "Nourishing Our Children" in the Richmond District of San Francisco.
Huntington (Long Island), NY: The Oiling of America by Sally Fallon at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington.
Huntington (Long Island), NY: Seminar on Traditional Diets by Sally Fallon at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington.
Nevada City, CA: One-day intensive with Joel Salatin on Livestock in Permaculture Design. $97 bring lunch.
September 22, 7pm
Easton, Md: Sally Fallon presents "The Oiling of America/The Cholesterol Myths" on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Historical Society Auditorium, 25 S. Washington St. Admission $7 per person.
Davisburg, MI: Healthy Traditions Network, MOFFA and MASA present Growing
Connections 2004, an Organic Harvest Festival offering fun, food, and learning for the whole family. We will focus on the relationship between our health and the quality of the foods we eat. Taste the goodness of organic foods and learn about growing practices that rejuvenate the earth and provide us with nourishment for well-being. Allow the festival to be the beginning of growing relationships between farmers and consumers that build good health, good business, and sustainable agriculture. Buy delicious farm goods, make new connections, visit exhibits, and enjoy beautiful Springfield Oaks.
September 27, 7-9pm
Santa Monica, CA: Local Chapter Meeting, at Wild Oats on 5th and Wilshire. Potluck and a videotape of Sallyâ€™s talk, "Whatâ€™s Really Happening in Food Processing" will be playing while we munch and mingle.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
October 1-3, 2004 (This has been rescheduled from May 1-3)
Wise Traditions 2004
5th Annual Conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation
WHAT'S HAPPENED TO THE US FOOD SUPPLY? PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS
Speakers will include Jeffrey Smith on the health hazards of genetically modified foods; Jerry Brunetti on industrialized agriculture; Katie Singer on fertility awareness; Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN on modern soy foods; Paul Rosch on the body's subtle energies; Mary Enig on coconut oil for weight loss; Charles Eisenstein on the choice to be an activist plus more to be announced.Plus, Monday October 4th: Visit your Congressman with Bill Sanda, our Director of Public Affairs, to talk about the dangers of soy infant formula or participate in a Seminar on Traditional Diets by Sally Fallon.
The conference will feature two delicious lunches and a sit-down gourmet banquet dinner by Chef John Umlauf and Master Chef Bank Szerenyi.Location: The beautiful Sheraton National Hotel, Washington, DC. Shuttle service from Washington National Airport and Pentagon City Metro.
October 11, 7-9pm
Santa Monica, CA: Local Chapter Meeting, at Wild Oats on 5th and Wilshire. Overview of speakers and topics from the 5th annual Weston A. Price Foundation Conference, which was held the weekend of October 1-3 in Washington, D.C. Several chapter members attended, and weâ€™ll be sharing our notes with everyone. Not to be missed!
Schaumburg IL: National Dental Seminar in Homeopathy at the Amerisuites Hotel.
October 25, 7-9pm
Santa Monica, CA: Local Chapter Meeting, at Wild Oats on 5th and Wilshire. Chapter leader Victoria Bloch on You Arenâ€™t What You Eat, But What You Digest
Holstein, Iowa: The Cholesterol Myths.
Holstein, Iowa: Seminar on Traditional Diets.
November 8, 7-9pm
Santa Monica, CA: Local Chapter Meeting, at Wild Oats on 5th and Wilshire. Topic: TBA
Nov 9, 7 pm
Winchester, VA: Jeffrey Smith, author of the international bestseller, Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods Youâ€™re Eating, will be speaking at Shenandoah University, School of Pharmacy.
Nov 9, 12 pm
Washington, D.C.: Jeffrey Smith, author of the international bestseller, Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods Youâ€™re Eating, will be speaking at the Friends of the Earth headquarters in Washington, D.C. The public is invited to bring lunch, and a book signing will follow the talk.
Tustin, MI: Growing Together, Strengthening the CSA Movement: A Conference for Community Supported Agriculture. At the Kettunen Center near Tustin, Michigan (Just south of Cadillac).
Workshops for experienced and new CSA farmers, CSA wannabes, small farm advocates, community food/health advocates, educators and extension personnel.
November 22, 7-9pm
Santa Monica, CA: Local Chapter Meeting, at Wild Oats on 5th and Wilshire. Speakers: KATHY & KEN LINDNER of Lindner Bison. When Margaret Carlston drove 500 head of cattle across miles of unfenced land from Canada into Montana in 1903, she was providing the best known red meat of her day. Gaining the title "Cattle Queen of Montana", she earned the respect of ranchers and politicians alike, raising and marketing top quality beef. Named after her great-grandmother, Kathy Margaret Carlston Lindner and her husband, Ken, raise top-quality grassfed bison. Bison is the only roaming animal indigenous to North America. While slow and docile in appearance, they can outrun and outmaneuver most horses, with their natural agility and ability to pivot on both front and hind feet. Their lifespan may extend to 30 years or more. In addition to bringing a delicious dish to share with us, Kathy and Ken will talk about grass farming and about the bison themselves!
Minneapolis, MN: Acres USA Annual Conference featuring Seminar on Traditional Diets by Sally Fallon.
Minneapolis, MN: Acres USA Annual Conference featuring Eat Fat Lose Fat: Putting the Powers of Coconut Oil to Work for You in a Successful Weight Loss Program by Sally Fallon.
December 13, 7-9pm
Santa Monica, CA: Local Chapter Meeting, at Wild Oats on 5th and Wilshire.
Wise Traditions Los Angeles HOLIDAY POTLUCK We'll bring 2004 to a close for our chapter with a fabulous potluck dinner and party!