Hello Local Raw Food Group,
Last month, we had two huge events with Trish's yoga retreat weekend at Cal U and with the Raw Spirit Festival in DC. Therefore, there was no good time remaining for a pot luck weekend. For this month, I am still trying to find a location for a possible wild edible walk/pot luck event most likely for the weekend of September 26th. I will notify everyone once the plans are confirmed.
We are confirmed to host Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes-Monarch on Saturday, November 14th - details will be forthcoming, and we may have a possible host for a Halloween Pot Luck at the end of October. Keep an eye on your email announcements for these fun and special events.
There will be one additional email coming to you today about a special event happening in Pittsburgh this Friday evening. More importantly, I released an announcement from Jim Dee that you will see below. The meetup site seems to have posted it on the mailing archives but has not sent the email.
The message is as follows:
Jim Dee here from Pure Jeevan and the Pittsburgh meetup group... Just wanted to announce a *new meetup* date! We were just talking with some people from the Capital Area (D.C.) raw food meetup and thought that a combo Pittsburgh / DC meetup might be fun. So, we all just went nuts and planned something right on the spot!
The short version: Next Saturday, September 19, @ high noon... "Pgh./DC Meetup Picnic" at Berkeley Springs, WV. Travel to WV (a just few hrs. drive from Pgh.) and get to know some of the DC raw foodie people!
Berkeley Springs is a really nice (but small) public park in West Virginia about half-way between Pittsburgh and DC. Here's the site: http://www.berkeleyspringssp.com
I traveled there a few weeks back with Melissa, Dave, Ella, and Bethany (all from our meetup) on the way to Raw Spririt East. We had a super time soaking in the spring water and checking out all of the cool alternative shops. I did a write-up and posted some video on our blog, if you're interested: http://purejeevan.com/blog/?p=1509
. You should (if you love fresh spring water) also bring some jugs / bottles so that you can load up on this awesome, healing H2O (all for free!).
Basic map... http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Pittsburgh,+PA&daddr=%232+S.+Washington+St.,+Berkeley+Springs,+WV+25411&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&sll=39.628218,-78.227806&sspn=0.006826,0.01354&g=%232+S.+Washington+St.,+Berkeley+Springs,+WV+25411&ie=UTF8&z=8
(says 2.5 hrs travel time)...
Anyway, I don't know how this meetup thing works, officially. So, I don't know if this is an official meetup or not. But, we're definitely going, and hope others from the Pgh. group will, too. I didn't register or anything with Berkeley Springs. So, it's not official as far as they're concerned, either. But it's a public park, and seems amenable to people gathering and having picnics, so all should be fine.
Bring a raw vegan dish to feed 6-8 people, please, as it'll be a potluck!
Hope 2 C U there!!!
ps That park has wi-fi, too.