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Bastyr University’s 11th Annual Herb & Food Fair

When: Saturday, June 6, 2009
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Bastyr University Campus Grounds
Theme: “Sustainable Nutrition and Healing”
List of Events: Download the schedule of events.
Web Site:  Herb & Food Fair

Description: Bastyr University announces its 11th annual Herb & Food Fair- “Sustainable Nutrition and Healing”, to be held on Saturday, June 6, 2009, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Growing every year, this FREE annual event has educational and fun activities for the whole family. Healthy lifestyle vendors, public talks and lectures, cooking demonstrations, guided herb garden and reflexology path walks, live music and much more are scheduled throughout the day for all to enjoy.

Keynote speakers include Richo Cech, a village herbalist, plant explorer, author and owner of Horizon Herbs, which is “sowing seeds worldwide for the benefit of people, plants and the planet.” Richo is the author of the widely acclaimed and quoted Horizon Herbs Growing Guide and Catalog, as well as Making Plant Medicine, Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs, and The Medicinal Herb Grower. Karen Jurgensen is a chef instructor at both the Seattle Culinary Academy and the Quillisascut Farm School, as well as a mercenary cook and a restaurant consultant in Seattle. She founded the Seattle chapter of Chefs Collaborative (a.k.a FORKS) and is actively involved in local food politics, the regional Food Policy Council, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, Les Dames d’Escoffier and Slow Food’s RAFT project.

Getting There: A free shuttle will run every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from the Kenmore park and ride, located at 7346 NE Bothell Way. Limited parking is available on campus for $5.

For more information: Call 425.602.3107. Bastyr’s whole foods cafeteria will be open for those who wish to purchase vegetarian treats and other food vendors will be available onsite at the fair.

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Saturday, April 11
10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park Towne Centre
17171 Bothell Way NE

Attend great workshops and enjoy exhibits.  Pick up a free aluminum water bottle, vegetable seeds and other useful gifts while supply lasts.

Workshops

Growing a Home Vegetable Garden – Successful methods for different spaces- Martha Clatterbaugh, presenter.
Learn the basics about vegetable growing including when, what, where, and how to plant. You can plant vegetables even if you are an apartment dweller or have a shady lot. This workshop will be presented twice in the Commons Meeting Room.  10:30 AM-12:00 Noon and 12:30 – 2:00 PM

Introduction to Canning – Learn to preserve the bounty of your garden and extend the taste of summer into the cold winter months – Jessica Dally, presenter.  This class will discuss and demonstrate proper methods to can many types of fruits and vegetables using both the water bath method and pressure canning.  Commons Demonstration Room.  10:30 AM- 12:00 Noon

Gardening for Wildlife- Constance Perenyi, presenter
Create a vital home for wildlife in your own backyard. Learn about plant selection, siting nest boxes and birdbaths, and humane ways to prevent problems with both wild and domestic animals. Commons Demonstration Room 12:30-2:00 PM

This fair is sponsored by the City of Lake Forest Park, Friends of Third Place Commons, with funds from the King County Local Hazardous Waste Program, and King County Solid Waste.

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Lake Forest Park’s Sixth Annual 2009 Earth Smart Fair:

Environmentally Safe & Economically Wise Living

Saturday, April 11
10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park Towne Centre
17171 Bothell Way NE

Want to live “green” and save money? The theme of this year’s Earth Smart Fair is living sustainably through environmental and economically wise choices. Learn how to plant a vegetable garden that will nourish your family. Enjoy your harvest through the winter by preserving fruits and vegetables. Receive tips on saving water, electricity, reducing garbage, and living chemically free- all of which save the earth, your family’s health, and your wallet. Attend great workshops and enjoy exhibits. Pick up a free aluminum water bottle, and other useful gifts while supply lasts.

Workshops

Growing a Home Vegetable Garden – Successful methods for different spaces
– Martha Clatterbaugh, presenter.

Learn the basics about vegetable growing including when, what, where, and how to plant. You can plant vegetables even if you are an apartment dweller or have a shady lot. Martha Clatterbaugh has been growing vegetables in the Puget Sound region for thirty years and has served as a Master Gardener in Snohomish County through WSU Extension since 1998. This workshop will be presented twice in the Commons Meeting Room. 10:30 AM-12:00 Noon and 12:30 – 2:00 PM

Introduction to Canning
– Jessica Dally, presenter.

Learn to preserve the bounty of your garden and extend the taste of summer into the cold winter months 
This class will discuss and demonstrate proper methods to can many types of fruits and vegetables using both the water bath method and pressure canning. Jessica Dally is a Master Canner/Food Preserver and has been canning for over 5 years. This workshop will be presented twice in the Commons Demonstration Room. 10:30 AM- 12:00 Noon

Gardening for Wildlife
– Constance Perenyi, presenter

Create a vital home for wildlife in your own backyard. Learn about plant selection, siting nest boxes and birdbaths, and humane ways to prevent problems with both wild and domestic animals. Constance Perenyi is author of two habitat books for young readers, many articles for adults and has experience in wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education. Commons Demonstration Room 12:30-2:00 PM

This fair is sponsored by the City of Lake Forest Park, Friends of Third Place Commons, with funds from the King County Local Hazardous Waste Program, and King County Solid Waste.

Contact: Tema Nesoff, City of Lake Forest Park
tnesoff@ci.lake-forest-park.wa.us
206 368-5440

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