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Friday, March 10
Dear fellow permaculturists (is that what we call ourselves?),
Our next set of events at The Commons includes two workshops, one fix-it session, a fun party, and a conversation with a key figure in the ecocity movement from California.
It's spring, finally. Please come and check us out. And don't forget that nobody will be turned away because of empty pockets (and those that have some bucks are encouraged to share them).
Natural Self-Care Workshop
A workshop withTom Nielsen
Tuesday, March 16, 7 pm
Suggested exchange: $5-10
Our kitchen and bathroom cabinets contain hidden treasures that we can use to practice natural self-care every day as well as in emergencies. Empower yourself and save time and money, to boot, by learning how to use them. The workshop will cover three types of self-care:
*Emergency self-care including simple remedies to stop bleeding and stabilize broken bones
*Self-care remedies including natural ways to alleviate sore throat, earache and acid reflux
*Everyday self-care both internal, with food as medicine, and external, with non-chemical body products
To make this workshop more interactive, I invite attendees to share their own natural self-care strategies and tips and will compile and distribute them to attendees after the workshop. I will also offer resources (books and websites) to reference for self-care practices.
Really, Really Green Party
Music and dancing, food and drink.
Wednesday, March 17, 6:30-11
Suggested donation: $15
We have chosen St. Patrick���s Day for our party because the day before, on March 16, the New York City Council will be voting on whether to legalize beekeeping. We will be ready to party if the legislation passes.
The party will be hosted by the NYC Beekeeping Meetup Group and the Gotham City Honey Co-op, and will benefit the NYC Beekeeping Scholarship Fund and Community Gardens of NYC.
To make your reservation (advised but not necessary):
Button Bash (get-together and fix-it)
Thursday, March 18, 7:30-9:30 pm
suggested exchange: $5
Springtime is just around the corner, and it's time to deal with wintertime clutter, specifically the piles of buttonless shirts and pants and whatnot that we've all been putting off fixing for the last four months or so. Come to the Button Bash for motivation and good conversation! Bring your easy mending and a snack to share! Don't worry if you can't find your buttons; we'll have some extras. Bring a sewing kit if you have one, otherwise we have extra of those too and we'll give pointers on attaching buttons and fixing seams if you don't know how.
Ancient Food, Ancient Wisdom:
Using Traditional Foods to Create Vibrant Health for Adults & Children
A workshop with Claudia Keel
Wednesday, March 24, 7pm
Suggested donation: $10
In this workshop we will discuss what traditional foods are and why they are so essential to our health and well-being, as well as for pregnancy and growing children. These traditional foods include enzyme-enriched foods, mineral rich bone broths, animal fats and properly prepared whole grains. We will cover the pioneering work of Dr. Weston A. Price: his study of healthy traditional communities and the underlying factors in a variety of traditional diets that conferred beauty, strength and freedom from disease.
Claudia Keel is an Herbalist and Flower Essence Therapist with a private practice in Union Square, Manhattan. She is the co-founder and president of the Traditional Nutrition Guild, a non-profit buying club for traditional foods in metro NY and the New York City chapter leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
No Wars and No Cars: Ecocities according to Richard Register
A talk and discussion
Wednesday, March 31, 7:30-9:30
Suggested exchange: $10
Richard Register, who is speaking in New York for the first time in more than a decade, is president of Ecocity Builders, an educational and research NGO, and author of ���Ecocities ��� Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature.��� Richard is organizing conferences about ecocities all over the world and has a lot of stories to tell and information to share. Come prepared for a stimulating talk and discussion. Read his book or his blog if you have time, but definitely check out his website:
All of these events will be held at The Commons
388 Atlantic Ave. @ Bond Street
closest to A, C & G, but near the B, M, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5, and F