The High-Energy Raw Vegan Diet

Tuesday June 14, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Discover how you can free up energy that your body will use first to heal itself, and then for everything else you want energy for! This empowering lecture and discussion will show you where your energy is going, and why, and how you can reclaim it for what you really want out of life.

Ellen Livingston, is a certified yoga teacher, and has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002. Ellen offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and from her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor. Ellen also offers life coaching and health retreats. This event is co-sponsored by the People's Food Co-Op.

Making Meals Mindful: Satisfaction Beyond Satiety

Monday May 9, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Enjoy mealtime to better meet your needs beyond hunger, including struggle-free digestion, emotional calm, and mental clarity. We are not only what we eat, but also what we digest. So could it be that how we eat is at least, if not more, important than what we eat?

From the wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga, and personal healing experience, acquire tools to approach mealtime with ease, fully enjoy eating and enhance digestion. We will explore how our external environment, emotions, and sensory awareness impact our ability to digest our food and experiences at mealtime.

Take away tips for the changing your approach with the seasons and times of day. Bring your curiosity and perhaps someone with whom you often share a meal.

Andrea Catherine Bachman is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Hatha Yoga Instructor in Ann Arbor. She has a lifelong love for growing, preparing and sharing food – from gardening to farming, and from preparing specialized meals for oncology patients in treatment to creating personalized meal plans with individual clients.

Learn more about Andrea and her work at Grounded Here. This event is co-sponsored by the People's Food Co-Op.

The Fermentable Harvest

Monday August 22, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Fermentation is a beautiful thing, and when faced with bumper fruit and veggie crops preserving and sharing the harvest is the key!

We will look at many easy to grow crops for our region and the variety of ways they can be preserved through fermentation. Samples and recipes will be provided.

Bridget O’Brien is a Certified Permaculture Designer, Forest Garden Designer, Permaculture Educator, and the Marketing Coordinator for The People’s Food Co-op of Ann Arbor. An avid and sometimes professional gardener and fermentation artist for over 10 years, she is also the Program Director for RootedLoveFund.org.

Spice: The Variety of Life (including Herbs)

Tuesday April 5, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, will lead an interactive & lively talk on the history, processing, uses & chemical reactions of spices & herbs in baking. Discussion will also include a review of some popular & unusual flavor combinations. Other items used in baking such as baking soda, baking powder & cream of tartar will also be reviewed. Some spices & herbs which may be discussed include all spice, basil, cayenne, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, rosemary, salts & thyme. Attendees will leave with a new perspective of spices and literature to take home.

This program is sponsored by the People's Food Co-Op and part of on on-going baking series.

A Bouquet of Flours (including Gluten-Free)

Wednesday March 9, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this interactive and lively talk on the history, processing, uses, and chemical reactions of the flours used in baking.

Some flours which may be discussed include all purpose, pastry, cake, and bread flours, as well as wheat flours and alternative or gluten free flours such as garbanzo, sorghum, and rice.

Attendees will leave with new baking skills and literature to take home. Tastes of Keegan's baked goods will be included, too! This event is cosponsored by the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing baking series.

Smell and Tell: Baking with Flavor

Wednesday January 20, 2016: 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for adults and teens (grade 6 and up).

Food grade essential oils are a great way to add flavor to pastry and chocolate creations. A few drops are all you need to make memorable desserts.

Flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd will teach you how to use food grade essential oils to make exquisite tea cakes and cookies without a mixer. You’ll learn how to work with a “master dough” and use your sense of smell and taste to create unique and interesting flavor combinations.

Michelle blogs at Glass Petal Smoke, an award-winning blog that explores the connections between scent, food and science.

Simple 'n Healthy Raw Cuisine

Tuesday April 26, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Learn why delicious food doesn't have to be "gourmet," and discover a very simple approach to diet that brings about health and vitality, naturally.

This event is presented by the People's Food Co-Op's Ellen Livingston. Livingston, is a certified yoga teacher, and has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002. Ellen offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and from her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor. Ellen also offers life coaching and health retreats.

The Secrets of Effective Weight Loss

Tuesday March 29, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

Lose unwanted, burdensome body fat the healthy way. Learn how to reach your ideal weight and maintain it forever, and how to do this safely and with unrestricted amounts of delicious and satiating food..

Ellen Livingston is a certified yoga teacher, and has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002. She offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and from her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor.

This event is co-sponsored by the People's Food Co-Op of Ann Arbor.

Detox the Safe and Healthy Way

Tuesday February 23, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Discover how you can naturally detoxify your whole body. Learn the safest and most effective way to "clean house" and start feeling lighter and better.

Ellen Livingston is a certified yoga teacher, and has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002. Ellen offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and from her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor.

This event is co-sponsored by the People's Food Co-Op.

The Sweet Truth About Your Sweet Tooth

Tuesday January 12, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Discover the really good news about fruit, and why it is our real superfood. Find out why your sweet tooth is actually a very good thing to have, and how you can best indulge it healthfully and say goodbye to unhealthy cravings.

This event is presented by Ellen Livingston, a certified yoga teacher, who has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002.

Ellen offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and from her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor. This event is co-sponsored by the People's Food Co-Op.

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