Stoke your Hope at Merry Lea's Autumn Conference on Climate Change
Mark your calendars for September 17-19, check out the conference program, read up on the presenters, and get your registration on file for a stimulating weekend of fieldwork and reflective discussion on the beautiful grounds of Goshen College's Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center in Wolf Lake, IN. Questions? Contact Jennifer Halteman Schrock, Coordinator of Public Programs. For more information on Mennonite efforts to work toward a more sustainable world, check out Mennonite Creation Care Network.
Something that most people know about Alaska (besides eskimos (inupiat, people!), eating whale blubber and fishing) is that food is very expensive. Some favorite items of mine I wait to purchase until they go on sale, such as cereal, oreos and bagels (to name a few). This week, my other half decided to make our own bagels. He settled on this recipe with his own modifications and worked away. These turned out awesome! We have made plain as well as craisin cinnamon agave bagels.
Give it a try!
Thursdays Through October: Farm Fresh Produce at 1905 Madison SE (near Burton)
If you attended Bryant Terry's unforgettable cooking demo at Wake Up Weekend 2010, you're already aware of the problem of urban food deserts--places in the city where lack of access to fresh, affordable, healthful food threatens the well-being of the people who live there. Thanks to a partnership between the Kent County Health Department and the Greater Grand Rapids Food Systems Council, there's a new food oasis in town where fresh, locally-grown produce from regional farms and community gardens are available and EBT-Bridge Cards are accepted for payment. To become a vendor or to learn more about the market, contact Yvonne or Christy with your questions. Don't miss this important opportunity to help make widespread food autonomy a reality in our community!
Now You Can Visit the Farm without Visiting the Farm!
Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY, is one of my very favorite places to visit. I have wonderful friends in the area, the Finger Lakes are spectacular, and the sanctuary itself is an amazing place not only to become sensitized to the kinds of beings that farm animals are, but to enjoy the outdoors, the company of inspiring people, and genuine fellowship with other creatures. With the advent of their new Reel Life at Farm Sanctuary Video Series, it is now possible to enjoy a "trip" to the farm any old time the fancy strikes. Watch at your own risk, however, since you may well find yourself planning a trip there upon seeing what it's like.
Making All Your Comforting Favorites One By One
Inspired by the recent film Julie & Julia, Annie and Dan Shannon set out to veganize every recipe in the fabled Betty Crocker Cookbook. Follow their epic journey of veggie transformation from Cornbread and Bacon Stuffed Porkchops to Bacon Cheeseburger Hash and beyond at Meet the Shannons. All I can say is that Harvest Health better stock up on the Fakin' Bacon.
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