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InFARMation (and Beer!): Food is Health
October 13, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join us on Tuesday, October 13th at the Holocene in Portland (1001 SE Morrison St. )
Doors open at 5:30, discussion begins at 6:30.
Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” But food can really be a pre-medicine. While it may not posses the almighty power to combat serious afflictions, food most certainly possesses the ability to strengthen the immune system, mitigate obesity related illnesses, and combat the common cold. What’s more, is that consuming a delicious dinner packed with nutrients is exceptionally more enjoyable than swallowing a mouth full of chalky vitamins.
Good food leads to good health- of the mind, body, and soul, and members of our community are organizing around this principle.
Our panel for October 13th:
- Kaely Summers– Forest Grove Farmers Market Manager and Nutrition Coordinator for Adelante Mujeres since 2011. Originally from Tacoma, WA, Kaely had lived abroad in Peru and Nicaragua and is a former AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. She began working with nutrition incentive programs at the farmers market and helped establish the Produce Rx program two years ago. Her deep interest in nutrition and food systems fuels her passion for creating greater food access for the entire community.
- Jeff Johnson– is a naturalist, technologist and lover of life. Early on, his intrigue for life led him to an in-depth study in Ayurveda, metaphysics, and biodynamics. While at university, Jeff’s study of biochemistry led him back to the earth in farming. He explores the boundaries between food and medicine. He teaches to find value and magic in superabundant plants. He studies and teaches to correlate the structure, function and energetics of humans, plants, and soil physiology. Jeff is one of the founders of Rising Stone Farm.
- Dr. Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz, ND- is a naturopathic doctor and graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. She has a private practice in Sacramento, CA where she works with people to heal the root cause of their dis-ease using clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, biotherapeutic drainage and homeopathy. She is also a passionate cook who believes good food is instrumental in creating long term wellness and teaches a variety of healthy cooking workshops and offers private cooking lessons in Portland.
- Tom Wunderbro- Food Rx Program Manager at CareOregon
FoFF’s long-running InFARMation (and Beer!) educational programming takes place the 2nd Tuesday of every month in the Holocene in Portland. Save the date for a lively discussion on topics related to local food, sustainable farming and building a strong local and regional food system.