Friday, November 23, 2007

Desserts from Iris' Green Fest!

In the spirit of festivities, hope that you all had a happy Thanksgiving and here are some nourishing bites from my recent visit to the Green Festival - (IMPORTANT NOTE - OUR VOCAB & FINAL IS BELOW THIS POST!)

*Mushrooms can save the world, visit - http://www.bioneers.org/node/1449, http://www.resurgence.org/2005/stamets232.htm, http://www.fungi.com/mycotech/mycova.html, and http://www.fungi.com/mycotech/index.html. Amazing book by Paul Stamets is Mycelium Running (available from public libraries).

*Farm Bill - http://www.oxfamamerica.org/whatwedo/campaigns/agriculture, http://guide.buylocalca.org/

*Really great local affordable herbal healthcare clinic - http://www.sfbmc.org/

*Regional source for herbs including locally grown Chinese herbs - http://www.sonomaherbs.org/templates/System/default.asp?id=40205

*Local food sources -http://guide.buylocalca.org/, http://www.caff.org/, http://www.localharvest.org/, http://www.locavores.com/

*Shop locally - http://www.livingeconomies.org/networks/copy_of_networks

*Positive Local Banking - http://www.newresourcebank.com/

*Local alternative power initiatives - http://www.baylocalize.org/, especially Community Choice energy - http://www.baylocalize.org/?q=node/42

*Community Dialogue - (from a UAS event) - http://www.letstalkamerica.org/, http://www.wisedemocracy.org/, www.DynamicFacilitation.com, http://www.baynvc.org/

*Cohousing and intentional communities - http://www.bayareaalliance.org/, http://www.cohousing.org/, http://directory.ic.org/, http://www.nclt.org/, http://www.611ecovillage.com/, www.norcalcoho.org

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