Mobilize: A Film about Cell Phone Radiation

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany Health)
October 26 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details

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Come watch this documentary and learn how to protect yourself from cell phone radiation! No, you don’t have to toss your phone away. But there is a safer way to use it. This film will educate us re the hazards of heedless use of technology AND remind us how to use our gadgets without endangering our health.  Or at the very least, minimize the toxic load.

This is from the Mobilize press kit:

Mobilize is an investigative documentary that explores the potential long-term health effects from cell phone radiation including cancer and infertility. Examining the most recent scientific research and legislative efforts, Mobilize illuminates how finance corrupts public health. The film features interviews with numerous doctors, politicians, cancer patients, and technology experts, major telecommunication associates, and prominent politicians.

Filmed over three years and edited together from hours of footage, Mobilize includes accounts from individuals at the following organizations and universities:  Apple, Inc., the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the National Cancer Institute, the Cellular Telecommunications Internet Association, Yale University, Harvard University, USC, UCSF, UC Berkeley and Virgin Mobile.

I am certainly looking forward to watching the whole film!   (more…)

Posted in , on September 25, 2014

Medicine-Making

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany Health & Albany Community Center)
October 5 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details

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Learn how to make medicines out of common garden plants! On two Sunday afternoons this October (October 5 & 19), we will talk about the healing properties of Comfrey, St. John’s Wort, Valerian, Lemon balm, & Calendula. (Note: I might substitute Yarrow in lieu of either Valerian or Lemon balm. Or just add it in! Depending on availability of these out of my garden.)  Just giving you an idea of what’s in store.

This is a hands on class. We will discuss how to and together make medicines out of these common medicinal plants. Of course we will talk about how to store and how to safely use.

Except for Lemon balm & Valerian,  Comfrey, St. John’s Wort, Calendula & Yarrow are all wound remedies.  Each has its own affinity, but nonetheless all wonderful wound healers.  So they are all great as first aid remedies, of course.  Valerian and Lemon balm both have an affinity for the nervous system and sometimes used together in someone who needs help sleeping. Valerian, of course is most famous as a sleep aid, but Lemon balm holds its own in helping the nervous system recalibrate, so to speak.

There will be St. John’s Wort and Comfrey plant starters available for those who might want to grow them.  Free.  (more…)

Posted in , on September 25, 2014

The Wisdom to Survive

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany)
September 23 @ 7:30 pm - Event Details

Climate change is taking place. Will we have the wisdom to survive? Here’s a link to the trailer of this inspiring film that focuses on how we can live creatively and even joyfully in the midst of this catastrophe.

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Make Your Own Home Remedies for Colds & Flus

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany Health & Albany Community Center)
September 20 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details

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Learn how to make your own home remedies for colds and flus! Making your own home remedies  is easy and you know exactly what is in them. This class will quickly cover the following in a presentation:

 Immune boosters
Preparing for Winter with tinctures, teas & supplies
How to stop a cold/flu on its tracks
Home remedies to help you recover fast
Nourishing food from bone broths to soups
Gentle exercises to nudge you on the road to recovery

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Posted in , on September 3, 2014

Harvest has started at the Gill Tract Farm!

GT HarvestThe crops are abundant at the Gill Tract Farm and they are available to all in a number of ways.

If you can volunteer some time during the week to help with the never-ending cycle of planting, weeding and watering, you can take home whatever you can use. Just weigh it before you take it away so that we can keep track of how much food we are growing!

Regular volunteer hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 7 pm, and Sunday from 10-4 pm (first two hours on Sunday are taken up by the weekly meeting).

If you don’t have time to volunteer, you can drop by the farm stand every Thursday afternoon and pick up whatever you need. The food is free, but you may leave a donation if you wish.

There is now a farm website: http://gilltractfarm.wordpress.com/ with news of special events.

You can sign up on that website to stay informed of what’s happening…

This project is an innovative and developing collaboration between College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley, members of Occupy the Farm, the Gill Tract Farm Coalition, and community groups such as Albany Farm Alliance, Transition Albany & Transition Berkeley. Please come and join the fun! The Gill Tract Farm can be accessed either from the Jackson Street gate (cars OK) or from San Pablo Avenue (bikes and pedestrians only).

Posted in Community Building, Food and Agriculture, Health and Healing, Local Activities, Resources, Social Justice on July 2, 2014

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