harvest dinner & silent auction
Feast on local and organic foods provided by the Natick Community Organic Farm and specially prepared for you by the Welleseley College Club Executive chef. All proceeds will go to our Teen Work Crew program.
When: Wednesday, September 19
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Where: Wellesley College Club, 727 Washington Street, Wellesley
$80 per person before Labor Day
$100 per person after Labor Day
Book Discussion Series
Come and discuss titles related to sustainable living in a mutually supportive and encouraging atmosphere. Join us for all three thought-provoking sessions, or select a discussion or two of particular interest.
When: Wednesdays, October 3, November 7, and December 5
Time: 7:30 - 9 pm
Fee: Free! Please call at 508-655-7666 to pre-register
Convener: Melissa Kenny Probst, NCOF member and parent
Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update
by Donella H. Meadows, Jorgen Randers and Dennis L. Meadows
"In 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and production. Their results shocked the world and created stirring conversation about global 'overshoot', or resource use beyond the carrying capacity of the planet... Here is the long anticipated revival of some of the original voices in the growing chorus of sustainability."
Occupy - Occupied Media Pamphlet Series
by Noam Chomsky
"Easy to read, affordable, loaded with photots and practical advice for activists... In Occupy, Chromsky presents his latest thinking on the core issues, questions and demands that are driving ordinary people to protest. How did we get to this point? How do the wealthiest 1% influence society? How can we separate money from politics? What would a genuine democracy look like? How can we create new institutions to increase freedom and equality for all? Following the old course, says Chomsky, isn't going to work. He argues that if we continue to follow the model of growth set for us by the 1%, we'll be like lemmings walking off a cliff. The only alternative is to get involved and fight for a better future."
Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
by David R. Montgomery
"Dirt, soil - call it what you want, it's everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, our cities. This fascinating yet disquieting book finds, however, that we are running out of dirt, and it's no laughing matter. An engaging, natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times, Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations explores the compelling idea that we are -- and have long been-- using up Earth's soil. A rich mix of history, archaeology and geology, Dirt traces the role of soil use and abuse. We see how soil has shaped us and we have shaped soil as society after society has risen, prospered, and plowed through a natural endowment of fertile dirt. David R. Montgomery sees in the recent rise of organic and no-till farming the hope for a new agricultural revolution that might help us avoid the fate of previous civilizations."
Cleanse, nurture, revive
Join a fabulous group of people at the farm to cleanse, nurture, revive your body!
One of the most important steps we can take to immediately improve our overall health is to learn about detoxifying our bodies. We are exposed to an enormous amount of toxins daily from the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and the medications we take. As a result, we increase our chances of manifesting diseases such as cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, ADHD, ADD, and autoimmune disease. Cleanse your body by removing toxins and strengthening the organs involved in the body’s detoxification process. Nurture and revive your body systems by eating an abundance of healthy foods. Whether your goal is to eat better, reduce stress, reduce cholesterol, lose those extra pounds, or lessen your risk of disease, we will examine how the foods we eat impact our health and wellbeing.
What have we got to lose? Just excess weitht and toxins!
Program components: Comprehensive Guide Book, Three educational meetings, Daily e-mail inspiration, Support throughout the de-tox
Here's what past de-tox program participants had to say:
"Through de-toxing, I've reduced my cholesterol from 202 to 134. It's changed the way I eat forever!"
"These past 2 weeks were the best nights of sleep I have had in years".
"This has been so good for me in so many ways! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
"I was very happy to lose weight! I'm extremely inspired to lose more."
"I feel so good knowing I could stick to a plan of healthy living by choice."
"I will definitely want to do this again in the Spring."
When: Wednesday, October 17, 24, and November 7
Time: 7 - 8:30 pm
To register please call Linda Tighe at 508-333-1202 or e-mail Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org, no registration through NCOF
Instructor: The Wellness Initiative, Linda Tighe (find us on our facebook "De-Tox for Optim
NM = Non member
M = Member
To check on your membership status please send an e-mail to email@example.com
If you would like to become a member or would like to renew your membership you can do so at the same time you sign up for a program.