Subject: GrandSpace co-housing seeks raw food residents and event producers
Mission: GrandSpace is an urban residence and event center for the exploration of holistic health, art, spirit, and sustainable community. Purpose: GrandSpace is a sanctuary for courageous self-expression that models a new paradigm of community. GrandSpace networks a community of communities, linking together a global family. Vision: GrandSpace is a self-sustaining intentional community of environmentally conscious artists, healers and educators whose cottage industry is holistic health services, events and programs. GrandSpace is a progressive, member-run community center that integrates the best qualities of an ashram, school, church, neighborhood center, recovery program, health club, nightclub, transition home, restaurant, temple, art studio, theater, music hall, wellness center and more.
GrandSpace programs are catered with raw foods.
GrandSpace has a few possible living spaces available ranging from $330-950.
A $330 sublet is available Feb. We will have one large shanty downstairs (12 by 15), or it will be divided in two. $950 for one, $475 each for two, Mar. 1st.
Gayle seeks a quite female to share her large room that has tall room dividers- a step up from Shanty Town in terms of privacy. $550 Mar. 1st.
If you wish to apply, write an essay to the residents and state which events you will be attending, so we can meet you. (Join the mailing list or view the calendar via the links given below.)
We are currently accepting applications to live at GrandSpace, a communal residence and event space for the exploration of holistic health, art, spirit and sustainable community. To apply, send a brief explanation of why and when you want to live at GrandSpace and what you have to offer the community. Please mention any communal living experience you may have.
We are looking for extraordinary people who have a passion for our mission. We are an eclectic group of artists and workers. We are men and women, straight and gay, ages 23 - 60. Healers, bodyworkers, artists, teachers, and dancers might be very happy here, however, we've had all kinds of people come here and get value out of the experience, as well as leave their indelible mark on the place. Preference is given to those who wish to design an internship offering for the duration of their stay. (i.e. raw food catering, permaculture design, web development, construction consulting, facility maintenance, event production.)
Our residential section, on two floors of an old industrial building, has 10 bedrooms currently housing about 19 residents. We share a big beautiful kitchen with 5 frig's and a 3-bay sink, black granite shower room w/ big bathtub and 2 shower stalls (very communal & not for shy folks), laundry room, a 2500 sq.ft. living room with sprung wood dance floor and piano, a home theater with wall projector TV and Cablevision, Optimum Online, WiFi and a huge roof garden that belongs only to us. The only other tenant in the building is a stuffed toy factory, only open during the day. (Sounds like something out of a movie, doesn't it?) We all have required house cleaning jobs, committee participation, and we have house meetings once every month. We sometimes get together for meals, meditation, or parties.
GrandSpace is a magical place. Built on a vortex of energy, it has a very positive and powerful vibe. Spirit has brought us here to doimportant healing work. In less than four years, thousands of people have come here for tribal dance parties, raw food and fasting workshops, healing circles, Green Party meetings, baby showers, musical performances, social and political benefits, networking groups, erotic adventures and shamanic journeys. Residents have the opportunity to take on leadership roles here, produce events and cater raw food.
Events of interest to the GrandSpace community held at various locations: (Add community events you feel GrandSpace should promote to this calendar by sending a guest invitation from your Google calendar to firstname.lastname@example.org)
I'm Eric Rivkin, the freelance rawfood chef and instructor. My dad was a pharmacist, so I got what he did best for treating my stuffed sinuses and allergies. Lots of drugs and more of the same SAD food that helped cause the diseases.
In all my last 10 years taking responsibility for my health, going raw and healing all my allergies and stuffy sinuses, I rarely come across a book with such a courageous, no holds barred truth telling information than DYING TO GET WELL. If you or someone you love is taking pharmaceuticals or thinking about it, this 160 page 3-book is really worth reading and can save lives.
"Dying To Get Well gives you information the medical communities and drug companies pray you'll never see! They want you to stay ignorant to these facts about the cause of and the natural cure to disease; because when you remain ignorant, they remain RICH!"
If you are lucky you will read Dying To Get Well before you have subjected yourself to harmful prescription drugs and/or surgeries. But even if you've been drugged for numerous years, and/or sliced open once or several times; it is almost never to late for you to apply the information given and reverse your disease!
Dying To Get Well is a book for those who want to take charge of their health and their life! It is a book for those who no longer want to poison their systems with the dangerous drugs their doctors are all too readily handing out."
Hats off to Erica of schoolofrawk for her enthusiastic reminder. This sharing is part of an ongoing effort by the Viva La Raw Project, a non-profit charity whose mission is rawfood education and research support.
Sarasota, FL, October 2007--Someone once said that the best way to get people to try raw foods cuisine is to add raw dishes to existing restaurants. Indeed, this is how raw food is coming into Sarasota, Florida, and the approach is working well!
In the case of Chef Ryan Boeve, one of the owners of the elegant Zoria in downtown Sarasota, it was simply by chance that he discovered raw food. As a busy restaurateur with no time to take classes to expand his culinary sights, he looks at cookbooks to see how other chefs approach recipe creation. One day earlier this year, he happened to buy Raw Food Real World by Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis, tried some of its recipes, and loved the way he felt. "My girlfriend is a pilates instructor and she's all for me doing this stuff," he says, while sitting at a table in the high-ceilinged Zoria.
Although he wanted to pursue eating raw foods, he found that making the recipes took more time than he had. He figured if he made raw foods part of his restaurant's menu, it would be easier. He began experimenting with specials this past summer, and found the response from customers was better than he expected. "People have had only positive things to say," Ryan says.
So he began doing more and more raw dishes for Zoria. "I'm still experimenting. It's hard, because I have to switch my whole thinking. It's a really different process," says the handsome, unassuming chef.
His approach is to make dishes that the average person can't make at home, food that's a little extra special, and nicely presented. The raw food on Zoria's menu is made with all organic ingredients, unless he can't find a specific ingredient that's organic. Zoria also offers organic and biodynamic wines.
Ryan hopes to add a variety of raw desserts to the menu by mid-November, and I look forward to it! The small plates I've sampled have been excellent. In fact, I wish those plates were bigger!
Following is the current selection of raw food small plates from Zoria's menu:
Celery Root - Cauliflower Soup, Apple-Chervil "Butter"and Shaved Black Truffles
Despite massive opposition from almond producers, retailers and organic consumers, the USDA has implemented its ruling to require that raw almonds be pasteurized. The rule went into effect on September 1st, and since then, all retail outlets have been forced to remove truly raw almonds from store shelves. Consumers will be misled by this action as there will still be almonds on store shelves labeled as "raw", but they will actually be pasteurized. One of the FDA-recommended pasteurization methods requires the use of propylene oxide, which is classified as a "possible human carcinogen" by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and is banned in Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. Since the decision about the rule was made, Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, has stepped down. He is temporarily replaced by Chuck Conner. This may provide a new opportunity for reversal. Please contact Conner today to ask that the rule be suspended for 6 months while the public comment period is re-opened: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_5227.cfm
40 recipes for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day Brunch
By Judy Pokras
Celebrating food that’s interesting and tasty, with complex flavors and textures and unexpected ingredients, plated with flair.
This 54-page book features:
Recipes range from traditional American favorites--like Cranberry Sauce, Apple Pie a la mode, and Squash "Pumpkin" Pie--to global treats such as Anisette Cookies, Thai Coconut Soup and Borscht.
Tips and info for newbies and raw foods enthusiasts
Suggestions for holiday menus--including some fun surprises, like Judy's delightfully inventive Surprise Cake!
The Little e-Book of Raw Holiday Recipes spans the generations, with Judy's adaptation of a salad popular in two New Jersey diners decades ago, as well as dishes sure to charm the kids. This e-book makes a wonderful gift, and is a great value at only $7. You can buy it here.
In addition to being an inventive chef, Judy is a raw foodie, journalist, photographer and the editor and founder of RawFoodsNewsMagazine.com. She has written for many publications, including The New York Times.
Presidential candidate Ron Paul introduced to Bill to allow the transport and interstate commerce of RAW MILK to Congress on November 5, 2007and Dennis Kucinich co sponsored.
California scientist, nutritionist and raw food expert Aajonus Vonderplanitz (author of We Want to Live), St. Louis, Missouri's Jeff Slay and Appleton, Wisconsin's Leslie Jacob spent two months in Washington last summer to talk to representatives about raw milk.
Public support in the form of phone calls and faxes helped the team to secure meetings. They visited 537 offices, saw three legislators, spoke to seventy-six legislative representatives and left behind copies of "The Report in Favor of Raw Milk" written by Dr. William Campbell Douglass, Jr. (author of The Milk Book: The Milk of Human Kindness Is Not Pasteurized)and Aajonus Vonderplanitz.
Of the seventy-six legislative representatives who listened to a pitch about raw milk, seventy-two of them thought raw milk carried disease. When the raw milk advocates left the meetings, all but four believed that raw milk is advantageous. In his report about their experience,
Aajonus explained that California's Diane Feinstein was the only legislator who was outright negative.
Representative Ron Paul's top assistant, Norman Singleton, agreed to submit a bill to Congress for raw milk. Aajonus wrote the bill, re-wrote it several times and Ron Paul wrote the final version (HR 4077) in mid-October.
The bill, that is designed to allow interstate transportation and commerce of raw milk, was introduced to Congress on November 5, 2007.
On November 15, 2007, Dennis Kucinich (Ohio ) and Peter Welch (Vermont) joined as cosponsors. Seventy more representatives said that if Aajonus and his team got someone to submit the bill, they would join as cosponsors.
Here is the "Constitutional Candidate's" speech:
Dr. Ron Paul:
Madam Speaker, I rise to introduce legislation that allows the transportation and sale in interstate commerce of unpasteurized milk and milk products, as long as the milk both originates from and is shipped to States that allow the sale of unpasteurized milk and milk products. This legislation removes an unconstitutional restraint on farmers who wish to sell unpasteurized milk and milk products, and people who wish to consume unpasteurized milk and milk products.
www.RonPaul2008.com Hope for America
No more IRS, Undeclared War, Federal Reserve NAFTA, NATO, CODEX. Fiat Money, No UN, New World Order Pro : Small government, Constitution, Free Internet, Civil Liberties and personal FREEDOM
After mounds of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and three kinds of pie for Thanksgiving, going raw for a week didn’t seem like such a bad idea. It did seem daunting, though. Raw food eating is the most extreme form of the vegan diet: in addition to all animal products, raw eaters say “no” to anything cooked at a temperature above 180 degrees. Buoyed by the support of yogis and environmentalists who enjoy normal body functions without a warm lunch, I embarked on this journey toward a cleansing and environmentally-friendly way of eating. I was optimistic and quite excited about a week of fresh and dry fruit, veggies, and raw nuts. Frary, have mercy!
Day One, Sunday:
Driving back from Thanksgiving break. I stock up on apples on my way out of the hotel and hope we can make it in time for dinner. A paper bag on the seat next to me contains sushi, smoked salmon, and two boxes of my friend’s grandma’s cookies. I am a good raw foodist (as they call it) and look out of the window.
Day Two, Monday:
I start the day with an apple, feeling healthy and optimistic. By 1 p.m. I am starving, and my condition is not the least changed by lunch at Frary. Where are the cranberries, and why are all the nuts roasted? Dinner at Scripps is particularly raw-friendly, and the fruit I manage to take out keeps me going until late at night. Meanwhile, my friends are getting worried: after class, I find a cup of raisins on the handle of my door.
Day Three, Tuesday:
I realize that good planning is crucial, and so is an open mind. My lunch consists of salad, mushrooms, and pineapple, and I actually leave Oldenborg full and content. Cranberries and apples are a good snack in the afternoon but a problem arises when my friends decide to go to In-N-Out around midnight. Fearing that my social life would suffer an immense damage if I let food restrictions keep me home, I join wholeheartedly and order a lemonade. Another lesson I learn: keep your awkward eating habits to yourself; not everyone would approve of a diet that excludes “the best hamburgers in the U.S.”
Day Four, Wednesday:
I discover the miracle of fresh mushrooms. A quick Google search makes me regret that I have not eaten enough of these tasty almost-vegetables before. Apparently, in addition to being low cal and low fat, mushrooms are full of various vitamins and nutrients. As I get past the middle of my raw food week, I feel healthy and optimistic. My gym schedule is unchanged and my sleepiness can surely be attributed to the post-Thanksgiving workload. I am looking forward to discovering more raw food options.
Day Five, Thursday:
My enthusiasm is dead and, honestly, I am bored. The mushrooms I was so happy about already make me sick. I feel as if I have been eating the same food forever. An interesting realization is that it is not meat and sweets that I miss, but rather cooked vegetables; you never realize how soothing and comforting they can be until you can’t have them. My moods are fickle, and I can’t wait for Sunday brunch.
Day Six, Friday:
I have to admit that I am not feeling well today. I woke up with zero energy and missed all my classes. I am not sure whether the deficiency of cooked food in my system has anything to do with this; it might be a result of my recently hectic schedule featuring loads of reading and almost no sleep. In any case, I feel like going to bed. No dinner.
Day Seven, Saturday:
Finally something exciting! Juliano’s RAW, a raw vegan restaurant in Santa Monica, proves that raw food eating can be delicious and fun. The place itself puts you in the mood for something eccentric and back-to-nature: decorated with colorful plants, the bar displays a variety of dried fruit and nuts for sale. The menu is very surprising. A Pesto Pizza Deepdish featuring “authentic walnut pesto, tomatoes, Italian herbs, olives, marinated onions & shrooms” on a buckwheat crust promises to be the “Best Pizza Ever!” and actually comes quite close; the cheese tastes so cheesy, I could swear it is real. The dish costs $11.09 and is perfect for a light lunch. I also try the Lightning Sushi Roll (“sun-dried & fresh tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, mint, onion, and nut chez&rdquo, a less satisfying but still interesting pick for $6.47.
I walk out of Juliano’s with the definite conclusion that a healthy raw food diet is possible and even enjoyable, but not in college. You need a significant amount of time and money in order to go raw without running low on energy. If you are feeling curious and experimental, try it out next summer.
Calling all UK raw food fans...and all health seekers, vegans, green living enthusiasts and anybody else interested in creating a fairer, kinder future. If you haven't already, mark the weekend of September 1 and 2 in your diary and come along to the 4th annual Festival Of Life. What is it? It's a celebration of compassionate lifestyles and sustainable living. It's also London's biggest and best raw food gathering; a weekend of fantastic speakers, fabulous food and shopping, and a great opportunity to meet like-minded people.
The Fresh Network will be there selling a range of raw food staples, gourmet ingredients, superfoods and supplements. We'll also be offering samples of products from the One Lucky Duck range, including the best raw chocolate macaroons, crackers, granola and spicy nuts you've ever tasted! Better still, we'll be offering a 20% discount on everything we sell on the day, and 10% off any orders for products we don't have with us, including books and kitchen equipment.
For an overview of the weekend's raw shopping and eating opportunities click here.
There is a truly fabulous line-up of over 50 talks and workshops on all aspects of health, nutrition, ecology and spirituality, featuring, among others, Jess Michael, Angela Stokes, Dr Gina Shaw and Matt Monarch. Food demos include Gina Panayi, author of The Raw Greek, and Liz Bygrave's raw desserts and chocolate class. For the full program, click here. In addition, there'll be an outside play area and lots of activities for children.
Having been to many such events, including those we've hosted ourselves, we know that the single most valuable thing they offer is the chance to meet and spend time with like-minded people, who often turn into life-long friends. Say the organisers: "A natural diet creates a profound shift in consciousness and we don't all have the opportunity to connect with others on the same wavelength every day - for many people it can be a lonely path. The Festival exists to fill that gap."
The Festival Of Life will run from 11am to 7pm on Saturday September 1 and Sunday September 2. There will be a Conscious Dance Party on the Saturday evening from 6pm to 10pm. The event will take place at St Paul's Steiner Project, 1 St Paul's Road, Islington, London N1. For directions and a map, click here.
Cost: £12 for a weekend ticket or £8 per day (concessions £5). Under 16s free. Saturday evening party £3 (£5 on the door). No additional charges for talks and workshops.
Thx/Mourning, World AIDS,
Women‘s Days to
All, create for All,
write on :) These actions
on Disabled Greens News
and discussion: Unhacked
According to wiki; "A
classic staple of science
fiction and superhero
is matter composed
subatomic particles that
have mostly exactly the
same properties (mass,
intrinsic angular mo...
Beginning in the 1950s,
American and Soviet
scientists engaged in a
dangerous race to see who
could build and detonate
the world's largest bomb.
In the Soviet Union,
Andrei Sakharov was the
architect of this
According to the movie,
According to NIRS;
"Marine life in all
forms, from endangered
manatees and sea turtles
to essential microscopic
organisms, is being
harmed and killed by
systems, used to remove
waste heat at nuclear
3/18/11: "The source term
provided to NARAC was:
(1) 25% of the total fuel
in unit 2 (SFP) released
to the atmosphere, (2)
50% of the total spent
fuel from unit 3 (SFP)
was released to the
atmosphere, and (3) 100%
of the total spent fuel
The world is green where
the trolls dwellThe
forest is deep where the
trolls dwellWhere the
trolls dwell is peace and
calmFar away from human
ill and harmThe trolls'
home is a peaceful placeA
pleasant placeFar from
the grey human worldMany
I had seen some great
beautyBut it hadn’t
been much on my mindMere
beauty didn’t much
move meCute was not
enough to catch my eyeI
could appreciate it but I
itUntil I saw her that
morningIn her long dress
as black as the ...
Every nuclear reactor
is a military industrial
complex stocked up with
1300 weapons of mass
destruction that if
released for ANY reason,
can wipe out all life on
the planet, from just ONE
nuclear reactor. If a
Carrington Event happens,
ect.org A nuclear
workers at Fukushima to
cover their dosimeters
with lead to lower
official levels of
radiation would be
workers to work longer
hours inside the plant.
Event Presented by
the Green Party of Sonoma
An Evening withGreen
Party Candidate for
GovernorLuis J. Rodriguez
will be collected for the
Andy Lopez family)