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Here Are 17 Food Heroes Leading Us To A Brighter Food Future

From authors to chefs, business owners to activists, this list is a collection of changemakers in every industry working to fix inequalities and problems in the food system all over the world.

Inaugural Boston Food Tank Summit To Focus On Investing In Discovery

On April 1, 2017, Food Tank presents its first Boston Summit, “Investing in Discovery,” in collaboration with Tufts University and Oxfam America.

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Inflammation Associated With Obesity

Consumption of a Mediterranean style diet is linked to improved mental and physical heath and a better quality of life.

Ten Tips For Maintaining A Well-balanced Diet

Humans require food to be nourished. It’s that simple! Think of all the things you schedule in a week. Feeding yourself must be at the top of the list in order for you to accomplish all those other things well.

Spring Food Renewal

Lighten up with nutrient-dense, plant-based eating this spring.

Hungry In New England

Ode to a baked potato.

When Meal Kits Go Vegan

An interview with Andy Levitt of The Purple Carrot…

In One Of The Nation’s Unhealthiest Places, This Hospital Prescribes Fresh Food From Its Own Farm

In an industry usually focused on medicine and procedures, a Philadelphia-area hospital decided what its patients needed was a farm and advice about food.

FDA Stops Testing For Glyphosate As New Report Finds High Levels Are Found In Food

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suspended testing for glyphosate residues in food, according to a statement made to the Huffington Post. The suspension was announced as a new report was released…

‘Pure’ Fiction? Sue Bee Honey Secret Ingredient

Organic Consumers Association and our allies at Beyond Pesticides sued the maker of Sue Bee and Aunt Sue’s honey brands for labeling their products “Pure” and “100% Pure” when in fact those products test positive for glyphosate.

Fermented Foods Are Good For You—Here's Why

Not everyone loves every flavor of fermentation, but there's no denying the transformative power of microscopic bacteria and fungi.

10 Reasons You Should Start Foraging For Your Own Food

Nature is teeming with edibles. You just need to look.

21 Reasons To Eat Real Food

Real food is whole, single ingredient food. It is mostly unprocessed, free of chemical additives and rich in nutrients. In essence, it’s the type of food human beings ate exclusively for thousands of years.

Creamy Dairy-Free Macaroni And Cheese

When it comes to healthy living and eating foods that fuel us, the bottom line is just keeping it real.

Ridiculously Good Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin spice cookies are a great way to celebrate fall!

Fenugreek – An Herb With Impressive Health Benefits

Fenugreek is a natural herb that has many benefits for your health and well-being. It has played a key role in alternative medicine for thousands of years.

In This Food Desert, Kids Learn To Farm Veggies—Out Of The Back Of A Truck

For the past year, the Food Literacy Project in Louisville, Kentucky, has sent its garden-on-wheels to local food deserts, connecting people to healthy eating and changing the lives of young people.

Fermented Vs. Unfermented Soy: Which Is Better?

One of the biggest misconceptions about soy that persists even today is that it’s a health food. While that statement may be partially correct, for the most part, it’s a misleading and dangerous myth.

Urban Foraging: Weeds You Can Eat

6 edible weeds that can provide protein, reduce anxiety—or even predict the weather.

How Three U.S. Mini-farms Are Sowing The Seeds Of Global Food Security

Tiny, biointensive operations show smallholder farmers from around the world how they can grow far more food than conventional approaches.

Vani Hari And The Food Revolution

Vani Hari, also known as The Food Babe, discovered first hand the extraordinary power of social media when she launched her blog foodbabe.com in 2011 to educate others about the hidden toxins in our food.

A Quick Guide To Intuitive Eating

Intuitive eating is a philosophy of eating that makes you the expert of your body and its hunger signals. Essentially, it is the opposite of a traditional diet.

19 Food Films To Inform And Inspire

If you’re craving good films on the food system, Food Tank has put together a list of documentaries and films to inspire, educate, and give viewers some food for thought. Each film explores a different topic in food and agriculture, some with a dash of social equality or a splash of health awareness.

Researchers Find Biological Explanation For Wheat Sensitivity

A new study may explain why people who do not have celiac disease or wheat allergy nevertheless experience a variety of gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms after ingesting wheat and related cereals.

What Is Quinoa? One Of The World’s Healthiest Foods

Quinoa is an ancient South American grain that was largely ignored for centuries. Interestingly, it was only recently noticed by the rest of the world and hailed as a “superfood” due to its high nutritional content.

16 Easy Ways To Eat More Fiber

Getting enough fiber is important for your health. For one, it can reduce constipation and help with weight loss and maintenance. It may also lower cholesterol levels, as well as your risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Should Food Sharing Be Illegal?

In 2014, 90-year-old World War II veteran Arnold Abbott was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for feeding the homeless. The city had recently passed a controversial ordinance that restricts where charitable groups can feed the homeless on public property.

Interview With Joseph Simcox, The Botanical Explorer

Joseph Simcox is a world food plant ecologist and ethnobotanist who travels the globe identifying, documenting, and tasting thousands of food plants. He traverses the wilderness, interviews villagers, and searches markets around the world for underutilized crops and wild species.

What Is Jaggery And What Benefits Does It Have?

Jaggery is a sweetener that’s becoming popular as a “healthy” replacement for sugar. What’s more, this sweetener has been given a serious health halo. It’s often referred to as a “superfood sweetener.”

All Families Deserve Access To Healthy Food

Thrive Market has launched a petition to ask the USDA to allow foodstamps to be used online. It’s an issue that affects 46 million Americans – many of whom have no access to healthy food.
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March 23, 2017

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March 2017

March 18 - 19, 2017 Deepen your understanding, practice and enjoyment of the complete system of Reiki. A two-day training facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (master teacher)...

Cost: $225

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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Small bite of the Big Apple! Museums and walking tours Empire State Building and Central Park Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Circle Line boat tour 4 nights hotel double occupancy, 4...

Cost: $1475

Where:
Holiday Inn Manhattan Sixth Avenue
New York, NY


Sponsor: Veg Jaunts and Journeys
Telephone: 774-269-6558
Contact Name: Kim Giovacco
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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Our outer world is a reflection of what lies within our collective inner worlds. By directing our thoughts in specific, positive ways, we have the potential to guide the world towards...

Cost: Free of charge as a community service. Contributions welcome.

Where:
Inner Space Meditation Center and Gallery
1110 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
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Telephone: 617–547–1110
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Take your knowledge to the next level and become a Holistic Professional facilitating treatments with clients and/or teaching. Eight month program assists you in stepping into mastery utilizing...

Cost: $1199 (Early Bird by 09/01/16 is $1099)

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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Hatha yoga classes are held on Sunday mornings from 10 - 11 am in the Function Room at the Village at Waterman Lake. These classes are mixed levels and open to the public. Please register at...

Cost: $12

Where:
Village at Waterman Lake
715 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI  02828
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Sponsor: The Yoga Workshop
Telephone: 401-261-1060
Contact Name: Barbara Fetta
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Sunday Reiki treatments with Reiki master and practitioner Linda Simons in Brookline, MA. Start your week off on a more balanced note with a Reiki treatment on a Sunday afternoon. Please join me...

Cost: Sliding Scale $20-$40

Where:
233 Harvard Street
Suite 36
Brookline, MA  02446
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Telephone: 617-304-2205
Contact Name: LInda Simons
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Prayer for Peace — Lao-Tse If there is to be peace in the world, There must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, There must be peace in the cities. If...

Cost: Donation / heart offering

Where:
HeartSong Spiritual Wellness
23 Pine Street
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: HeartSong Spiritual Wellness Center
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Small bite of the Big Apple! Museums and walking tours Empire State Building and Central Park Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Circle Line boat tour 4 nights hotel double occupancy, 4...

Cost: $1475

Where:
Holiday Inn Manhattan Sixth Avenue
New York, NY


Sponsor: Veg Jaunts and Journeys
Telephone: 774-269-6558
Contact Name: Kim Giovacco
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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We do not discuss technology. This is a non-technical meeting. Hello everybody, This is a group for anyone interested in finding healing solutions to chronic diseases using big data. We do...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cambridge Innovation Center
1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA  02142
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Sponsor: TeddycanHeal.Com
Telephone: 617-395-8864
Contact Name: Ray
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Are you interested in bringing your writing to the next level? ​Do you want to join a strong, respectful community of poets and creative nonfiction writers? In this intimate, rigorous...

Cost: $480

Where:
private home
Cedar St
Cambridge, MA  02140
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Sponsor: Nadia Colburn
Telephone: 617-785-6627
Contact Name: Nadia Colburn
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Start your week on a positive note! Each Monday, we will come together to discuss meditation techniques followed by the opportunity to put those techniques into practice with a goal of developing a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Telephone: 508-230-3680
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Small bite of the Big Apple! Museums and walking tours Empire State Building and Central Park Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Circle Line boat tour 4 nights hotel double occupancy, 4...

Cost: $1475

Where:
Holiday Inn Manhattan Sixth Avenue
New York, NY


Sponsor: Veg Jaunts and Journeys
Telephone: 774-269-6558
Contact Name: Kim Giovacco
Website »

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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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March 21 - 26, 2017 Throughout this functional anatomy training, participants will experience the therapeutic power of yoga as Sherry leads them through the structural forms of the moving body...

Where:
Yoga At The Ashram
368 Village Street
Millis, MA  02054
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Sponsor: Yoga at the Ashram
Telephone: 508-376-4525
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ONE-OF-A-KIND, LIFE CHANGING HOLISTIC HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM BEING OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE Local business owner creates groundbreaking mind-body-spirit instruction to combat obesity epidemic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilbraham Senior Center (Sponsored by Harmony Way)
45 Post Office Park
#4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
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Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN
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The ancient tradition of Reiki (“ray-key”) is used to channel universal life force energy through practitioners to those in need of healing for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual...

Cost: Donation

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Telephone: 508-230-3680
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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Weekly yoga classes with Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN of Harmony Way on Wednesdays at 12:15 PM and Fridays at 9:30 AM at the Wilbraham Senior Center. Class welcomes all ages and uses a...

Cost: $5

Where:
Wilbraham Senior Center
45 Post Office Park, #4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
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Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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Nancy's therapeutic and healing nature stems from her own personal journey through health struggles. Her style is open to everyone, no matter physical or mental challenges, or age....

Cost: $15 drop in or $12 with 10 class bundle

Where:
HeartSong Spiritual Wellness
23 Pine Street
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: HeartSong Spiritual Wellness Center
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Brookhaven Hospice is looking for alternative therapy volunteers (Reiki, massage, aromatherapy, and more) to volunteer with patients in various cities around MA and NH. Trainings to become a...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MA

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Join Sara Dugas for a weekly class incorporating basic and restorative yoga poses into an energizing sequence. Open to every level of practitioner. Although voice-interpretation is not...

Cost: $98 for 7 week session. Pre-registration required.

Where:
SOHUM Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street
Suite 108B
Westborough, MA  01581
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Telephone: 508-329-3338
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We meet in Littleton on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings at 7pm to pursue health, emotional wellbeing, spiritual attunement, inner guidance, personal empowerment and conscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Church Unitarian
19 Foster Street
Littleton, MA  01460
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Sponsor: FCU Adult Enrichment
Telephone: 978-263-7092
Contact Name: Cerridwen
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
View map »


Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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March 24 - 26 Relax, rejuvenate and renew at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough with Bhavna Srivastava, healer and teacher using the golden light to bring peace and love everywhere. Experience...

Where:
Royal Plaza Hotel
181 Boston Post Rd W
Marlborough, MA  01752
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Weekly yoga classes with Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN of Harmony Way on Wednesdays at 12:15 PM and Fridays at 9:30 AM at the Wilbraham Senior Center. Class welcomes all ages and uses a...

Cost: $5

Where:
Wilbraham Senior Center
45 Post Office Park, #4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
View map »


Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN
Website »

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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
View map »


Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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Combining yoga, meditation and SoulCollage® you’ll connect to your inner presence. From this state of heightened awareness you’ll let your intuition guide you in repurposing...

Cost: $45

Where:
Tai Chi Acupuncture and Wellness Center
7 Bow Street, Suite 1
Reading, MA  01864
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Sponsor: Tai Chi Acupuncture and Wellness Center
Telephone: 978-276-3008
Contact Name: Sat Dhyan Kaur
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A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless musical set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events. A...

Cost: $75

Where:
The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield , CT  06877
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Telephone: 203-438-5795
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Does your relationship need some love-ing care lately? Have you been feeling like there's just no time to really connect? So many other priorities and you haven't put your...

Cost: $60

Where:
Yoga Depot
17 Depot Square
Lexington, MA  02421
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Sponsor: Come Back to Love, Inc.
Telephone: 508-380-9254
Contact Name: Robyn Vogel
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Psychic medium, Maureen Kayata will start the night off talking about her book and how she got into mediumship. You will love her soft demeanor, her accurate detailed messages from the other side,...

Cost: $35 advanced purchase; $40 at door

Where:
HeartSong Spiritual Wellness
23 Pine Street
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: HeartSong Spiritual Wellness Center
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A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless musical set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events. A...

Cost: $75

Where:
The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield , CT  06877
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Telephone: 203-438-5795
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Reiki Master Teacher Libby Barnett, M.S.W., integrates her healing skills with past experience as a medical social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital. 38 years experience Reiki Energy...

Where:
Concord, MA


Telephone: 603-654-2787
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Presented By The Connecticut Valley Mineral Club March 25th & 26th, 2017 Saturday 9:30 to 5 Sunday 10 to 4 Featuring minerals, crystals, jewelry, fossils, mineral art, gems and lapidary...

Cost: $5 - 12 and under free with adult

Where:
Hadley Farms Meeting House
41 Russell St, Route 9 in Hadley
The Hampton Village Barn Shops
Hadley, MA  01035
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Sponsor: Connecticut Valley Mineral Club
Telephone: 413-527-4017
Contact Name: Robert Colby
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March 25 - 26 Immersion in the plant world with foraging, deep botany and ecology, and the alchemy of cooking with medicinal plants. Advanced intensives on stress and the neuro-endocrine...

Where:
, MA


Sponsor: Boston School of Herbal Studies
Telephone: 781-646-6319
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Come find out why doctors recommend tai chi as a perfect supplement to other lifestyle recommendations. This centuries-old practice works on balance, strength, and agility in a way that no other...

Cost: $15 drop in or $12 with 10 class bundle

Where:
HeartSong Spiritual Wellness
23 Pine Street
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: HeartSong Spiritual Wellness Center
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