Good Tern winter education series


Rockland — The Good Tern Natural Food Store's Education and Outreach Committee announces the store's 2006 winter educational series. All classes are free of charge, open to the public, and held at The Good Tern, 750 Main Street in Rockland. Class times are 7-8:30 pm.

Deb Soule will present Herbal Remedies for Common Winter Ailments on Tuesday Jan. 24, Herbs which Enhance Energy and Vitality on Thursday March 23 and Herbal Spring Tonics on Tuesday April 25. Deb is the creator and primary gardener of Avena Botanicals Medicinal Herb Garden and the founder of Avena Botanicals and Avena Institute. Her deep love for plants and the Earth inspires her gardening, teaching and writing. Deb is the author of A Woman's Book of Herbs and maintains a small herbal practice at Avena Botanicals.

Rick Perry will present an Introductions to Whole Foods on Thursday Feb. 16. This cooking class includes a discussion of "Why Whole Foods", along with the preparation of a few simple grain dishes which can be the basis for many cost-effective, healthful meals. Rick is the former Chef for Hurricane Island Outward Bound School as well as the author of several "Natural Foods" Cookbooks.

Emily Lowe and Adam Rawn, Rockland Area Chapter Leaders for the Weston A. Price Foundation, will present Learning to Ferment Foods on Thursday March 9. Sauerkraut, Yogurt & Gingerale: Fermentation yields different flavors and creates nutrients that do not exist in the beginning ingredients. It is surprisingly simple.

Abi Morrison will be teaching a class on "Principles of Chinese Medicine and Your Diet" on Tuesday April 4. Basic actions of common foods [such as warming, cooling, anti-inflammatory] and what to eat to feel your best will be discussed. Diet is considered more important in Chinese Medicine than herbs or acupuncture. Abi practices acupuncture and works with herbs in Rockland as well as teaching therapeutic movement.

Those interested in participating in any or all of the classes, please call 691-9327 to register. In the event of inclement weather, class will be canceled. Space is limited to twelve participants in each session.
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