Thursday, June 18, 2009

Local Awareness is Spreading!!

Indeed, Awareness is spreading in so many conscious avenues and I am grateful to see it firsthand in our community! On Tuesday after work, I walked down the street to our local Farmer's Market. It used to be on the black asphalt parking lot in front of McDonald's. Thank goodness some folks got it together and moved it to the end of our lovely downtown street, in the park. Big kudos to whoever worked to make that happen! It has become a major community gathering from May to perhaps October (the months we're not covered in snow) with live music, many modalities of body/energywork, hula hoops, crafts, local farms and now, a Raw Food Booth called Shoot the Moon. It was their 1st market on Tuesday and they created 2 types of yummy live pizza, green granola, chapati and some desserts. I was so happy to see them there and actually recognized their faces from the IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences) meeting last week. IONS sponsored Jeanette Cheney and Alee Delsack from the Wellness Center as they spoke about juice fasting and raw foods. Jeanette is a graduate of the Hippocrates Health Institute Health Educator Program and has led more than 2,000 folks now through the 7 day juice fast program! This is very significant, especially considering the size of our community. Alee has begun a raw food prep/education series which began last Monday and runs every Monday night from 5:30-7pm through August 10th. You can contact her at 406-260-3266 for more details. Next week's class focuses on Alkaline eating and demonstrates how to make a warm miso sea veggie soup.

Several weeks ago, Beatrice Arroe, who also leads Raw Food Classes, sponsored (with others) a Tibetan nun named Ani Tsering to share her voice in meditation and prayer with us at the O'Shaughessy Center. To my surprise, there was a Raw Food buffet (where they usually sell Costco cookies) with amazing creations available by donation. Michelle Berry is starting a business called Berry Good Living with rumors to perhaps have some raw food available when the Green Tea House opens next to Wasabi!!

AND...this weekend at Stillwater Landing is an event called Home Grown which is being promoted by Citizens for a Better Flathead. There is outdoor music on the lake from 4-6 pm, dinner from 6-7:30pm and more music inside the airplane hangar from 7:30-9:30pm. I'm not sure when the speakers will present, but there is a focus on energy and if I understood correctly, growing algae for both energy and food. The Shoot the Moon posse will be there offering up raw treats and maybe green smoothies in the morning for campers! I will keep you updated! Home Grown is happening this Saturday, June 20th, 15 miles north of Whitefish at mile marker 143 on lower Stillwater Lake. Leave a comment if I might see you there! xo!


Berry Bliss said...

Your blog is fun to read Kelly! Thank you so much and keep up the great work! Isn't all the local awareness wonderful!?! Thank you so much for thinking of me and Berry Good Living! I am looking forward to Saturday rain or shine!


Raw in Montana! said...

Michelle, I am looking forward to your delicious creations and personal kindness this evening-should be a great gathering!!