Fun with Fermentation – October 1, 2017

The 9th Annual Fun with Fermentation Festival is this weekend!  And the Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation will be there!

Come join us!  Stop by the Weston A. Price booth and say “hi”.

Sunday, October 1st
11am to 4pm

SAMPLES-DEMONSTRATIONS-BEER GARDEN

Lane Community College Downtown
101 West 10th Avenue
Download Free Bus Pass
Buy Tickets
Keynote Speakers
Kirsten and Christopher Shockey
Authors of Fiery Ferments

Presentation at 1pm
World Ferments:
A tour of the pungent condiments we crave

Book Signing at 2:30pm
Additional demonstrations:

11:15am Fermented Foods for Optimal Health
11:30am Savory Sauerkraut and Fire Cider
12:00pm Sourdough Basics
2:45pm Flower and Leaf Ferments
3:00pm Meat Fermentation: Sauerbraten

Plus 25 vendors sampling fermented foods, drinks and supplies for making your own!
Activation Foods, Camas Country Mill, Camas Swale Farm, Down To Earth, Eugene Meat Collective, Eva Herbucha, Falling Sky Home Brewing, Ferment Works, GloryBee, Herbal Junction, Lane County Master Recycler Program, Mountain Rose Herbs, Natural Grocers, Oregon Brineworks, Pickled Planet, Three Sisters Nixtamal, Weston A Price Foundation

BEER
Agrarian, Falling Sky, Oakshire, Hop Valley
CIDER
Wildcraft Cider Works
MEAD
Nectar Creek
KOMBUCHA
Elevate, Humm

Suggested Donation: $10
Or $5 with two cans of food (for FOOD for Lane County)

Kids12 and under get in free
and can play in the KIDZONE

Amazing Raffle Items!
Raffle proceeds to support
Double Up Food Bucks Program
Interested in Volunteering?
We still have a couple shifts to fill, and you get in for free!

http://www.sustainableeugene.com/fun-with-fermentation

October 8th: The Vaccine Friendly Plan

This comes to us from a local vaccine-choice activist.  It is not a WAPF event, and I do not have any additional information.  We include it here as a service to our members.

Oregonians For Medical Freedom hosts a discussion and a Q&A with Dr. Paul Thomas and Jennifer Margulis PhD, authors of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan:  Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health – from Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years

Saturday, October 8th at 3:00pm
Pure Life Chiropractic
315 Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401
Free to the public

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Contact: Stacey Black 541-913-9424

More detailed info:

Oregonians for Medical Freedom hosts authors of New Vaccine-Friendly Plan Guide for Families

Acclaimed Portland pediatrician Paul Thomas is Ivy League educated and staunchly pro-vaccine.  He is also pro-science, and thinks parents should be wary of a one-size-fits-all approach that doesn’t take into account differences of patients in terms of medical history, toxin exposure, and timing of vaccines.  Oregonians for Medical Freedom hosts Thomas, together with co-author, award-winning investigative journalist Dr. Jennifer Margulis, to discuss their new book, The Vaccine Friendly Plan, and share research-based answers for families with questions.  Saturday, October 8th 3:00pm at Pure Life Chiropractic, 315 Broadway, Eugene, 97401.  The event is free to the public.

Paul presents his proven approach to protecting childhood health: a new vaccine schedule that that limits over-exposure to the harmful neurotoxins known to be in some vaccines without compromising community immunity.

What I find most compelling about Dr. Paul’s practice is this:  The national average of children diagnosed to have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), according to the CDC, is 1/68.  Doctor Thomas has over 1,000 patients who follow his vaccine-friendly plan and none of them have ASD.  He has over 200 patients that are unvaccinated and none of them have ASD.  He has about 900 patients who were vaccinated according to the CDC guidelines and 15 of them have ASD, that’s about 1/60.

Based on the astounding results from his pediatric practice, as well as data from other credible and scientifically-minded medical doctors, Dr. Paul’s vaccine-friendly protocol gives parents:

  • Recommendations for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth such as his no-Tylenol rule for both expectant moms and infants
  • A slower, evidence-based vaccine schedule that skips some vaccines, and spreads out the associated neurotoxin exposure of others
  •  Advice about how to have an open conversation with health care providers when you have concerns, and how best to advocate for your child
  • How caregivers can communicate to educators when adopting a modified vaccination schedule, especially at registration and back-to-school times
  • A commonsense approach to common illnesses throughout the school year
  • Simple tips and tricks for healthy eating and toxin-free living at any age


An empowering roadmap for first-timers and veteran parents alike, THE VACCINE-FRIENDLY PLAN gives caregivers the information they need to understand both the benefits and the risks of some of the most important decisions they will make for their family.

Below are some articles from the Weston A. Price Foundation you may find interesting:

Vaccines:

Physics of Bacteria

 This comes to us from one of our local Eugene Chapter volunteers.  It is not a WAPF event, but we thought it might be interesting to local members.  Many of us have put a lot of work into feeding our bacteria to try to support a healthy innerecosystem.  Now lets go hear what a UO professor who studies bacteria has to say:

Science Pub Eugene: Physics of Bacteria

Located at: Whirled Pies at Cozmic, 199 W 8th Ave, Eugene

Why Do Bacteria Care About Physics?

With Raghu Parthasarathy, PhD, Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Oregon

Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation

Each of our bodies is home to trillions of microbes, mostly resident in our digestive tract, that form a complex ecosystem whose structure and dynamics remain largely mysterious.

How do bacteria grow, compete, and cooperate in the turbulent environment of the gut? How can the physical structures that microbes form influence their success? How can we develop instruments and experiments that allow us to explore the intestinal microbiota?

In this talk, Physics professor Raghuveer Parthasarathy will describe his lab’s efforts to develop and use microscopy methods to examine microbial communities inside zebrafish, a model organism that makes possible insights into the inner workings of the gut….

Read More >>>

Summer Garden Coordinator – Northwest Youth Corps – AmeriCorps

This is not a Weston A. Price Foundation message, this is another email I received that I am passing on because there might be someone interested in this position in our group.  I have no additional information.

Good evening,

My name is Haley and I’m with Northwest Youth Corps. I am trying to reach out to our community to offer a Summer Garden position that is open
currently!

We are looking to fill this position immediately, it is an AmeriCorps position, great for someone who is interested in operating their own 2.5
acre CSA this summer.

Experience in gardening, community partnerships, youth, and coordinating volunteers is greatly desired. Position runs from now until late October.

We also have an Outdoor Educator position opening this fall, please see the attached descriptions for more information.

If you know of anyone interested in this type of work, please share or post the attached position description!

http://www.nwyouthcorps.org/pdf/900Garden2016.pdf

http://www.nwyouthcorps.org/pdf/TwinRivers.pdf

Thank you for your time,

Haley de Luca
AmeriCorps Program Manager
Northwest Youth Corps
2621 Augusta Street
Eugene, OR 97403
541-349-7513

Introduction to Fermented Dairy Class: April 23

Hi all,

Sorry about sending an additional email, but  Tara Whitsitt of Fermentation on Wheels said there were some technical difficulties with the online ticket sales.  If you tried to sign up and had problems please try again.  It should be working now!

Buy Tickets Here

  • 4/23 – Introductory Dairy Fermentation: Kefir & Yogurt in Downtown Eugene, OR (351 W 10th Ave, Main House, Eugene, OR 97401) from 2 to 4pm / HANDS-ON / $35 RSVP HERE

She says she still has space available, but you need to sign up right away to ensure a space!

More info: http://eugenewestonaprice.org/2016/04/07/fermentation-classes/

 


In other news, our DVD is tomorrow and our potluck is next week!  Don’t miss them!

Enjoy!

– Lisa

Fun with Fermentation Festival 2014: Jan 11th

The fifth annual Fun with Fermentation Festival is coming up on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 11 am – 4 pm at the Vet’s Club in Eugene.  This is put on by Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance.

The Eugene Chapter will once again have a booth at this event.

Location:

The Vet’s Club
1626 Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon

Date:

Saturday, January 11, 2014
From 11 am – 4 pm

More details coming in the January newsletter.

 

VOTE NOW: GMOs are ugly!

This comes to us from Occupy Monsanto.  Help raise GMO awareness by voting for the Fishy Sugar Beet car in the ugliest car contest (I think it is kinda beautiful, and would much rather ride in it than some of the others, but voted for it as ugliest):

We all know that GMOs are ugly… But just how ugly are they?

We were just informed by our friends at the Are We Eating Fishy Food? campaign that Fishy Sugar Beet was nominated for CarTalk’s “Ugliest Car” contest.

Let’s hijack the vote and tell the world just how ugly GMOs really are! If we win, we’ll interject a discussion about GMO, GMO labeling, and GMO ethanol into a nationally syndicated radio show about cars.

Voting will only take 15 seconds of your time, so scroll down & vote for #8:
http://www.cartalk.com/content/vote-ugliest

Have a great weekend,

Gene

GCU@Occupy-Monsanto.com
www.Occupy-Monsanto.com
Twitter.com/GMO917
Facebook.com/GeneticCrimesUnit

PS.
The other cars are pretty awesome, but don’t vote for them!

Turn Pro with Tim Wightman

This comes to us from the Oregon Raw Milk Producers Association.  They may already be full, but contact Charlotte if you want more info:

Hi!!

This is just a quick reminder that Tim Wightman is headed out here the weekend of September 7th and 8th..

Same seminar each day, so you only need to attend one.

Also – please forward this to anyone you think might be interested – consumer, producer, or someone who wants to get a cow in the future.

Registration is limited to the first 25 to sign up.  Click on this link to register: http://www.rawmilkpro.com/products-page

After clicking on the link above, select either date and click on “Add to Cart” then check out.  Be sure to add dinner if you want to participate in the open forum.

Tim Wightman Seminar

9/7 at Deck Family Farms $55 – 10AM-3PM

9/8 at Champoeg Creamery $55 – 10AM-3PM

Each event followed by a Master Mind Q and A dinner with Tim, $25

Space is limited to the first 25 people to sign up at each event to maximize learning.

  • First 1.5 hours will be reviewing proper milking and cleaning procedures and equipment

Even if you attended the March session at Champoeg Creamery you will still learn from this review.  I have heard from many of you (and me) since then clarifying and trying to remember what Tim presented.  Studies show we need to hear things as many as 5-7 times for it to sink in, this review will be well worth your time.  I know I am still learning MANY new things at each event!

We will discuss how to prepare your dairy animals to transition to winter feed and manage your pastures through the winter and how to properly prepare them for next spring.  Walk the pastures with Tim explaining the various grasses and heights and nutritional values as the season changes

  • Discussion of fertilizers and soil amendments for animal health and quality milk.
  • If anyone wants to conduct a forage and soil test and bring your results, Tim will analyze them with the group.
  •  Learn the proper nutrition and minerals for your cows and goats.
  • Understand what a standard plate count & coliform count is, where to collect them and how to read them.
  • Your questions and concerns as the discussion develops.

Time: 10 AM-3 PM Bring Your Lunch

Mastermind Q&A dinner with Tim $25 4-6 PM after each event.

I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new producers! We always learn tons from each other!!

xx

Charlotte

Charlotte Smith
President

Oregon Raw Milk Producers Association (ORMPA)

7798 Champoeg Rd NE
St. Paul, OR 97137
503-860-6286

www.champoegcreamery.com

May 25: March Against Monstanto

This is not a Eugene Chapter or Weston Price event, but we post it here as a service to our members.  Healthy food begins with no GMO!

March Against Monsanto
Date: Saturday, May 25 2013
Time: 11:00 am PST (2pm EST Everywhere!)
 Location: Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza
Eugene, Oregon

The fight for our food!! Join us for a Rally and March and Party for a sustainable food system. Speakers, Music and more information to be announced as available. This event is being held in conjunction with the worldwide March Against Monsanto. Please spread the word!!

Contact info for Eugene: Lizzy http://on.fb.me/10N8737

This is a Call to Action for a Non-Hierarchical Occupation of Monsanto Everywhere

Whether you like it or not, chances are Monsanto contaminated the food you ate today with chemicals and unlabeled GMOs. Monsanto controls much of the world’s food supply at the expense of food democracy worldwide. This site is dedicated to empowering citizens of the world to take action against Monsanto & it’s enablers like the FDA, USDA, EPA, GMA, BIO, and the processed food companies that use Monsanto’s products.


We urge you to help organize and attend the closest March Against Monsanto taking place everywhere on Saturday, May 25, 2013!


September 21-22: Wise Traditions Conference in Portland!

For the first time ever the Wise Traditions Conference is coming to Oregon!

SAVE THE DATE!
September 21-22, 2013
Portland, Oregon
Regional Wise Traditions Conference

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 Northeast Airport Way
Portland, OR  97220

Register Now!


We will be offering:
  • A Showcase for Delicious Traditional Food
  • A Unique Opportunity for Health Professionals and Laymen interested in Diet and Health
  • WAPF Networking, Friendship and Fun
Seminars include:
  • Nourishing Traditional Diets
  • The Vital Fat-Soluble Vitamins
  • Myths and Truths About Vegetarian Diets
  • A Healthy Pregnancy
  • Taking the Fear Out of Fermentation
  • Passing the Bone: The Lore and Life of Bone Broth
  • Death by Food Pyramid
  • How to Maintain Optimum Joint Health as We Age
  • Empowering Fertility With a Nutrient-Dense Diet
  • The China Study
  • The Explosion of Autoimmunity
  • Raw Milk Babies
Featured Speakers will include:
  • Sally Fallon Morell, MA
  • Chris Masterjohn, PhD
  • Dale Jacobson DC
  • Kaayla Daniel, PhD
  • Denise Minger
  • Charlotte Smith
  • Nora Gedgaudas
  • Lisa Bianco-Davis
Location and Accommodation
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 Northeast Airport Way
Portland, OR  97220
Conference Food
As always, the conference will feature two delicious lunches of traditional foods. Interested in donating/bartering food items?  Phone our office at (304) 724-3006 or email paul@ptfassociates.com.
Exhibit and Sponsor Information
For information about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor at the conference, please contact Paul Frank at PTF & Associates at (304) 724-3006 or via email to pfrank@ptfassociates.com. Space is extremely limited. Early registration is strongly encouraged.

Please tell others about this conference!
Download the flier (right click and “save as”)

Sponsoring Partner
Green Pasture
For further information visit
or call (304) 724-3006.
I am pleased to announce that I (Lisa) have been asked to give a presentation on fermentation at the conference.  You local members in Eugene can hear me talk anytime, but don’t miss this opportunity to hear the other great speakers in person!  I don’t know how long it will be before the conference returns to Oregon.  If you’ve never heard Sally Fallon Morell’s Nourishing Traditional Diets presentation, you owe it to yourself to attend!  And the food is always awesome, that alone is worth the admission!
We hope many Eugene members will attend.  Please use our WAPFEugene list on Yahoo groups to coordinate sharing rides or rooms with other local members.

Register Now!