newsletter, spring 2010
Although this winter was
particularly long and cold
here in the Southeast, we
are again feeling the hint
of warm air, slightly greening
vegetation and swelling buds.
Ah, what a relief it is.
April 3, Naturally-Fermented Sauerkraut Workshop (Fee $20, 10-11:30 am)
Live Foods Class Series (Fee $130 • Single Class $45)
Seating is limited so send in your class fee to register early!
“Food, Inc” was
a 2010 Oscar nominated documentary
for its well-examined message on
the reality of U.S. food production.
If you didn’t see it in the
theater, we highly recommend that
you see it, now that it's available
on DVD. It is also coming to the
P.O.V. program on PBS on April 21
at 9 pm Eastern Time. See the trailer
for this program at http://video.pbs.org/video/
Our book discussion group recently read Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner. We enjoyed it immensely. He spent years as an NPR foreign correspondent, but this time his view of other countries does not focus on the news but on the cultures. It was a great way to find out about the insides of these peoples including those of Iceland, Bhutan, Qatar and India. Into this tour, he weaves the landscape of our human desire for delight. It is a very enthralling journey.
For a Better World
If your entertainment center
is like ours, there are multiple
electronic devices plugged in…TV,
DVD players, etc. Each of these
draws power even when they are off.
We found the “Smart Strip” power
strip which allows you to shut off
one device, like the TV, and in
doing so, it shuts off all of the
other devices plugged into it too.
There are options on the strip for
having some outlets powered all
the time if necessary, like a DVR.
If you want to use it in your computer
area, continue to use a sleep mode
for energy savings but use the smart
strip for those other accessories.
The Enviornmental Working Group maintains and distributes the “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides”. You can see the latest “Clean 15” list (Lowest in pesticides) or “Dirty Dozen”, get a copy and even an iPhone version by visiting: http://www.foodnews.org/
“Eat food. Not too much.
Mostly plants” – Michael
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