Putting Permaculture into Practice in the Edible Landscape, Session 3

(Event Sponsored by Friends of Albany Parks, City of Albany, Transition Albany, Coming of Age Bay Area)
March 15, 2014 11:00 am - Event Details

Drop-ins Welcome!  Free for regular Edible Landscape Project volunteers and anyone 50 years old and older.  $15 for new participants.

Session 3:  Focus on Social Permaculture IMG_1374

Using the Permaculture design principles of Use and Value Renewal Resources and Services, Use and Value Diversity, and Creatively Use and Respond to Change, we will explore what it takes to create flourishing human working groups through various exercises and a panel discussion with our own Alexa Hauser, plus special guests, Kat Steele and Joanna Claasen.  (more…)

Posted in on March 12, 2014

Make Your Own Miso

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany Health Group)
March 30, 2014 2:00 pm - Event Details

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And Learn how to make your own miso! This class is part of the free portion of Transition Albany Health Group’s Fermentation Series, where we focus on DIY fermented foods.

There is a world of difference between commercially prepared ‘fermented’ foods and the ones you make at home. Fermented foods the old fashioned way are so beneficial to overall health that they are often referred to as ‘probiotics’. They increase overall nutrition, promote the growth of friendly intestinal bacteria, aid digestion, support immune function, a good source of B vitamins, digestive enzymes, etc.

Miso is one of these ‘probiotic’ foods.   (more…)

Posted in , , on March 8, 2014

DIY Milk Kefir

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany Health Group)
March 15, 2014 2:00 pm - Event Details

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The first of Transition Albany Health Group’s Fermentation Series, this class will show you how to make your own milk kefir.  Yes, yes, you can learn to do this watching videos on the web. That’s how I did it.  But what you will skip are the numerous hours of doubt whether you ruined the whole batch and had to dump the whole concoction only to find out later it was all good. Yup. Did that. Even had to dump a whole batch of kefir grains because I thought I killed them all.  Nothing like seeing it with your own eyes!  This is your chance to learn all about making your own milk kefir without the anxious moments. That’s priceless!

Why make milk kefir?

It is quite well known that we humans living in this modern world are woefully lacking in beneficial gut bacteria.  And it is also well known that if your gut is not well, illness follows. So milk kefir is chock full of good bacteria. You know. Probiotics. Immune booster probiotics.  Some claim that milk kefir has up to 50 times more probiotics than yogurt. There are those who claim that they hardly (more…)

Posted in , , on February 28, 2014

Earth Day

April 22, 2014 8:00 am - Event Details

Watch This Space!

Posted in on February 21, 2014

More than Honey

March 23, 2014 2:00 pm - Event Details

More than Honey“If bees were to disappear from the globe, mankind would only have four years left to live.” Albert Einstein

A documentary about bees: why keeping bees is important, how everyone can do it, and what we can all do to help slow down the decline of both honey and native bees, essential to the production of a full third of everything we eat. Local bee keepers will be attending to present practical information answer questions.

You can watch a trailer for More Than Honey here.

Posted in on February 21, 2014

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