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Events in the Upper Valley

Below are events happening this week and next week that might interest you:

March 28: SEW-OP OPEN HOURS: bring any project you are working on, or just come and see if you get inspired!  5:30 to 7:30, Upstairs at the Co-op. Free. An experienced person will be available to help and answer questions.

• March 29: Movie: A FARM FOR THE FUTURE. Showing in Woodstock, VT at the Town Hall Theater, 7:30:

“With her father close to retirement, Rebecca Hoskins returns to her family’s farm to become the next generation to farm the land.   But last year’s high fuel prices were a wake-up call for Rebecca.

Realizing that food production is completely dependent on abundant cheap fossil fuel, particularly oil, she sets out to discover just how secure this oil supply is. Alarmed by the answers, she explores ways of farming without using fossil fuel.
With the help of pioneering farmers and growers, Rebecca learns that it is actually nature that holds the key to farming in a low-energy future.

If you are interested in farming, and/or in permaculture, you will find this movie inspiring!  FREE, DONATIONS ACCEPTED

March 31st:  FORUM ON GENETIC ENGINEERING OF FOOD CROPS, at the Hopkins Center in Hanover, from 4:30 to 6:30. Free, but limited seating. Genetically engineered foods (GMOs) are a threat to anyone who eats healthy foods. A 4-person panel will include someone from BIO (the umbrella support group of the GMO industry), from the Union of Concerned Scientists, and from Food First.

Friday, April 1st: (no kidding) It’s First Friday, and we will be celebrating with a Tea Blending demonstration by Deb Blanchard, a scavenger hunt (win a yummy prize!), live acoustic music, cheese and cider samples, and 5% off all purchases!  From 4 – 6 PM.

Monday, April 4th:  Sew-op Class, “THE STRETCH” in this two-hour workshop we will talk about creative ways to lengthen clothes to accommodate growth and hopefully stretch an article of clothing through the season. We will also cover tips on how to best select clothing that will grow with your kids. This is not a hands-on class but feel free to bring items that need to grow and we’ll discuss ideas as a class.  No materials required. Handout provided.

You can sign up at the Co-op, or call Kye at 295-5804   $20 fee  Teacher: Jennifer Lynn

Wednesday, April 6th: The third in the series “Health and Healing without Medicine” TEMPERING THE BODY WITH THE FORCES OF NATURE, with Mark Kutolowski and Didi Pershouse.

How to use air, water, earth and fire to heal and greatly revitalize the body.  This includes breath work to strengthen the respiratory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems, alternating hot and cold (fire and water) in European sauna traditions to revitalize the body, cold water therapy to restore the nervous system, and strengthening the immune system through earth-laying and barefoot walking.

We will draw heavily from practices rooted in the indigenous Russian Health System. $25 fee for Co-op members, $30 for non-members.  Upstairs at the Co-op, 5:30 t0 7:30.

Sign up at the Upper Valley Co-operative, 193 North Main Street | White River Junction, Vermont or call Kye at 802-295-5804.

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