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Tasty Bites 2.22.05
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Events This Week

The Healing Power of Organic Botanicals
Tue, 2/22/05, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Whole Foods, 1010 Park Place in San Mateo; Free if you pre-register
Revolutionary research demonstrates the healing power of organic foods. Does the healing power of organics justify the additional cost? You decide. Are you and your children getting optimum nutrients from the foods you eat? Join Tarini of New Chapter Inc for this seminar. Tarini is a mother and nutrition and fitness educator and has been studying herbs and natural healing for 12 years.

Beyond Organic: A Talk by Joel Salatin, Introduced by Michael Pollan
Thu, 2/24/05, 6:00pm-8:00pm
North Gate Library, Hearst at Euclid Ave. in Berkeley; Free
The Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism invites you to join Joel Salatin, author of Holy Cows and Hog Heaven, for a slide tour of his Polyface Farm in Virginia. The farm - where chickens, pigs, cattle, turkeys and rabbits are raised in a complex dance of symbiosis - has been called one of the most sustainable in the country. Michael Pollan, journalist and UC Berkeley professor, will introduce the talk.

Meet the Farmer: Ken Olsen of Olsen Organics
Sat, 2/26/05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, Ferry Building in SF; Free
Part of the CUESA Education Program. Get the lowdown straight from the producer.

Shop with the Chef: Lulu Yang of Lulu's Kitchen
Sat, 2/26/05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, Ferry Building in SF; Free
Part of the CUESA Education Program. See and taste the seasonal produce local chefs are buying and cooking!

Organic Mushroom Gardening
Sat, 2/26/05, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Crissy Field Center, 603 Mason Street at Halleck in SF;
$15/person (pre-registration required)
Grow mushrooms organically in your garden as easily as you grow plants! Learn to plug logs with mushroom dowels for raised beds, grow mulch-eating mushrooms under your veggies, and cultivate compost feeders in your compost or worm bin. Then, take home some edible mushroom samples to start your own mushroom garden magic. This is a hands-on class, so wear clothes that can get dirty and bring a snack and water. Meet at the Center; carpool to site. Cosponsored by the Mycological Society of San Francisco. Call 415-561-7752 to preregister.

The Future of Fish: Sustainable Fish lecture at the Commonwealth Club
Mon, 2/28/05, 5:30pm Reception; 6:00pm Event
Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St, 2nd Flr in SF;
Free/Commonwealth members, $8/Slow Food members, $15/non-members
A Slow Food San Francisco and Commonwealth Club event. Reservations: 1-800-847-7730 or 415-597-6700. Speakers: Professor Louis W. Botsford - UC Davis, Jennifer Dianto - Mgr Monterey Bay Aquarium, Chef Parke Ulrich - Farallon Restaurant, Tom Worthington - Monterey Fish Market, Carmen Tedesco - Slow Food San Francisco

Feed the Fire!

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