SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21ST
Annual Membership Meeting at the Co-op Distribution Center
3:30-7pm ✓SQUARE DANCING WITH NATIONALLY KRIS JENSEN! ✓TOUR YOUR FOOD-SHED WAREHOUSE ✓HEAR STATE OF YOUR CO-OP REPORTS ✓MEET BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANDIDATES ✓PARTICIPATE IN A MINI-CAFÉ MEMBER DISCUSSION ✓ENJOY A LOCAL FOODS B-B-Q
tables as in our full World Café gathering, the input will help inform future board and staff discussions. These topics grow out of our board’s work on the Co-op’s Ends policies and include the questions:
All members are invited to our Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007. This year the meeting will be held at our Food-Shed warehouse, also known as our Cooperative Distribution Center. Members will enjoy warehouse tours and talks about our Food-Shed project, local foods B-B-Q in the parking lot and after-dinner square dancing with nationally known caller and Co-op member Kris Jensen.
How would you like the Co-op to impact your life, our community and the world?
Pick a Pack of Pumpkins:
How could the Co-op be a better community partner? What topics do you feel are important for the Co-op to educate our shoppers and our community about? Members will also have the opportunity to hear state of the Co-op reports and meet member candidates for the board of directors elections. PLEASE RSVP BY OCT. 18TH so we know how much food to prepare. Call Robyn at 217-2027, or toll free at 877-7752667, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also on the agenda is a mini World Café event. During dinner members at each table will be invited to discuss topics related to our Co-op’s future. The topics will be written on large sheets of paper that will be covering the tables. Although members will not be asked to switch
This year as part of the Food-Shed project, get your Jack-o-lantern pumpkins from the hard working farmers at Westland Farm in Edgewood, NM. All shapes and sizes, at your favorite Co-op, for your Halloween carving delight!
Carving CDC-Directions: 3361 Columbia NE On Candelaria, at the first stoplight east of I-25 head north on Princeton, left on Cutter, then right on Columbia or if on Commanche, right on Princeton, first street east of I-25), right on Aztec and left on Columbia. Call 217-2016 for more info.
Food-Shed Update Javernick Family Farms
OCTOBER is NATIONAL
CO-OP month! $0.00-$74.99/ Gets 10% $75-$149.99/ Gets 15% $150 +/ Gets 20%
DISCOUNT DAYS! Watch Your Home Mailbox for your VOLUME DISCOUNT SHOPPING COUPON. Bring it to any Co-op location during the month of October and get up to 20% off one shopping trip at your local community owned Co-op.
WE’RE CONTINUING OUR NEW BIGGER BETTER DISCOUNT SCALE. THE MORE YOU SPEND THE MORE YOU SAVE UP TO 20%! CANNOT BE ADDED TO OTHER DISCOUNTS
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’m so happy to be here, it feels so good, so right.” The joy in Beki Javernick’s voice is infectious as she talks about her life on her family’s farm. Their 60-acre farm was bought back in 1945 by Beki’s grandparents and for nearly 50 years her grandparents farmed cabbage and cauliflower and some alfalfa and cows. Grandma Javernick is 92 and still lives in her farmhouse and helps with the farm. With the birth of Beki’s daughter Zia, in late August, there are now four generations of Javernick farmers together on the land. Says Beki “I only hope that she (Zia) will love this place as much as I do and will want to keep farming it.” Like most farm kids Beki left the family farm for a while, went to college and got a degree in art. She worked as the produce manager at Duragno Food Co-op and also worked at a few other farms before coming home. About three years ago she took over managing the farm from her parents (“who still help out plenty”). “After Grandpa passed, Dad took over running the farm. All the fields that are now in produce had been in hay since the early 1990s. We’ve got about 10 acres in produce and run a CSA (community supported agriculture) so we have a diversity of crops. We still keep several fields in hay and have about 50 head of beef cows. They graze here in the winter and then we move them to another little piece of
In the next few weeks you will be receiving the Coop Board of Directors Election Ballot in the mail. Again this year we are using an independent thirdparty organization to verify our elections. Included with the ballot and candidate information will be a postage-paid return envelope. Please fill out the ballot, follow the directions for folding so that we may verify that your membership is current but maintain the confidentiality of your ballot. Then please place your ballot in the postagepaid envelope included with the ballot mailing.
THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING!
ELECTIONS: NOV. 1-14
Contact Robyn at 217-2027 or toll FREE at 877-775-2667
land Grandma has up in the mountains in West Cliff for the summer.” An early member of Beneficial Farms and Ranch Collaborative and now a full Beneficial Farms eco-label/Food-Shed partner, last year Beki and Bruce (Zia’s Dad) sold nearly $12,000 worth of produce to the Co-op; everything from greens and salad mix, peppers, carrots, summer squash and beets. But their mainstay crop was winter squash and Co-op members and shoppers ate over 8,000 pounds of their winter squash. As concerned about the care and feeding of her soil as she is for baby Zia, they carefully plan their flood irrigation, crop rotation and fields to lay fallow. Asked how she deals with the squash bugs, she says “I plant early so the squash is really big and strong before bug season. I plant plenty and let the bugs eat their share, If it gets really bad I hand pick them if I have to. There is always some damage but not much and the squash still does fine.”
sked how the Food-Shed project is working for their family farm Beki says, “I’m so thankful to be able to sell to the Co-op. There are small outlets in the area and we keep trying to promote small family farms. There are only so many people in the area that join our CSA, so I hope I can continue to sell to you guys. It made a huge difference last year. If we didn’t have the Coop it would be tough to keep the farm going.” This year, in addition to wonderful Javernick winter squash, there will be another special treat; cauliflower, a return to a crop that must make Grandma Javernick proud. Look for Javernick Family Farms winter squash and choose from delicata, buttercup, sugar pie pumpkin, acorn and sunshine kabocha. And this year don’t forget the cauliflower. I can almost taste the curried winter squash-cauliBY ROBYN SEYDEL flower stew now.
co-op conumdrum A Community - Owned Natural Foods Grocery Store La Montanita Cooperative Albuquerque/ 7am-10pm M-S, 8am-10pm Sun. 3500 Central SE Albuq., NM 87106 265-4631 Albuquerque/ 7am-10pm M-S, 8am-10pm Sun. 2400 Rio Grande Blvd. Albuq., NM 87104 242-8800 Gallup/ 10am-7pm M-S, 11am-6pm Sun. 105 E. Coal Gallup, NM 87301 863-5383 Santa Fe/ 7am-10pm M-S, 8am-10pm Sun. 913 West Alameda Santa Fe, NM 87501 984-2852 Cooperative Distribution Center 3361 Columbia NE, Albuq., NM 87107 217-2010 Administrative Staff: 505-217-2001 TOLL FREE: 877-775-2667 (COOP) • General Manager/C.E. Pugh 217-2020 email@example.com • Controller/John Heckes 217-2026 firstname.lastname@example.org • Computers/Info Technology/ David Varela 217-2011 email@example.com • Food Service/Bob Tero 217-2028 firstname.lastname@example.org • Human Resources/Sharret Rose 217-2023 email@example.com • Marketing/Edite Cates 217-2024 firstname.lastname@example.org • Membership/Robyn Seydel 217-2027 email@example.com Store Team Leaders: • Mark Lane/Nob Hill 265-4631 firstname.lastname@example.org • John Mulle/Valley 242-8800 email@example.com • William Prokopiack/Santa Fe 984-2852 firstname.lastname@example.org • Tracy Thomasson/Gallup 863-5383 email@example.com Co-op Board of Directors: email: firstname.lastname@example.org President: Martha Whitman Vice President: Marshall Kovitz Treasurer: Ken O’Brien Secretary: Roger Eldridge Lonn Calanca Tom Hammer Tamara Saimons Jonathan Siegel Andrew Stone Membership Costs: $15 for 1 year/$200 Lifetime Membership Co-op Connection Staff: Managing Editor: Robyn Seydel email@example.com Layout and Design: foxyrock inc Covers and Centerfold: Edite Cates Advertising: Robyn Seydel Editorial Assistant: Kristin White firstname.lastname@example.org 217-2016 Printing: Vanguard Press Membership information is available at all four Co-op locations, or call 217-2027 or 877-775-2667 email: email@example.com Membership response to the newsletter is appreciated. Address typed, double-spaced copy to the Managing Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.lamontanita.coop Copyright © 2007 La Montanita Co-op Supermarket Reprints by prior permission. The Co-op Connection is printed on 65% post consumer recycled paper. It is recyclable.
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PAPER OR PLASTIC? NEITHER PLEASE! A t our Co-op we have begun to kick around the idea of phasing out plastic bags at the register due to a variety of environmental concerns (See waste factoids.) The Puget Sound Consumer Co-op has already done so and San Francisco and Oakland have passed policies to ban plastic sacks. Lobbies for both the plastics industry and the Grocer’s Association are threatening lawsuits, saying the policies violate free trade, etc. In Ireland a tax on them has caused a 90% reduction in their use. For 30 years La Montanita Co-op has been a community leader on food, health and environmental issues. Some time in the near future we hope to eliminate plastic bags at the register but will still have plastic bags in produce and bulk.
Packaging Waste Factoids 1. U.S. consumers use an estimated 300-700 plastic bags per person, per year, 380 billion plastic bags, sacks and wraps a year nationwide, utilizing an estimated 12 million of barrels of oil per year. 2. If everyone in the United States tied their annual consumption of plastic bags together in a giant chain, the chain would reach around the Earth 760 times! 3. Estimates for plastic sack use worldwide range from 100 billion to one trillion per year, degrading landscapes and filling landfills. 4. Plastic bags don’t biodegrade, they photo-degrade—breaking down into small toxic bits, contaminating soil and waterways and entering the food chain.
We are in the process of thinking through a variety of options and want some member feedback on this issue. We will be selling low cost reuseable bags, at our cost to help with this transition. Our thought process has us eliminating plastic bags and charging 10 cents per large paper bag (we pay 12 cents for them) and donating collected funds to different food or environmental nonprofit organizations each year. We will also maintain our decades-old bag credit when you bring your reusable; which shoppers may also donate if they wish.
6. The EPA also estimates that only 5.2% of the plastic bags in the waste stream in 2005 were recycled.
We are interested to hear feedback. Please call or write Robyn at 217-2027 or toll free at 877-775-2667 or e-mail me at email@example.com. Thanks for your input.
Sources New York Times, April 1, 2007, EPA Website, www.chicobags.com Paper or Plastic, Searching for Solutions to an Overpackaged World, by Dan Imhoff, published by Sierra Club Books
5. The EPA estimates that it can take 1,000 years for the average plastic bag to decompose.
7. According to the American Forest and Paper Association, in 1999 the U.S. alone used 10 billion paper grocery bags, requiring 14 million trees to be cut down.
New Year. Give gifts that support your ethical values, wrapping them minimally, in reused materials.
PLASTIC: AN EXCERPT
by Daniel Imhoff
ven while popular misconceptions and hotly debated interpretations may exist about both the extent of the packaging crisis and the necessary solutions, one thing remains clear: multiple factors support the need for more effective use of energy, materials, money and human effort expended in all walks of life. By the mid-1990s, nearly 60% of the annual $500 billion packaging industry was paperbased, meaning those materials at one time originated in forests. Concerns about the safety of plasticizers, additives and other “bad actors” released during the manufacture and incineration of plastics still remain high. CITIZEN POWER in an OVERPACKAGED WORLD. Certainly the less packaging we consume, the lower the impact on habitat, resources, energy production and particulate pollution. While we may not be able to limit the amount of packaging that accompanies an occasional major purchase—such as a television, computer or refrigerator—there are things that we can proactively do on a daily basis to minimize the damage. Buying in bulk can reduce transport and packaging impacts. According to the University of Michigan School of Packaging, the typical American family can reduce its waste by 285 pounds per year simply by purchasing staple items such as cereal, grains, beans and oil in bulk. Doing so delivers economic savings as well.
Things YOU Can Do 1. Carry a mug. Even taking into account the impacts of manufacturing and hundreds of washings, glass and ceramic cups reduce the amount of energy, water use, air emissions, water pollution, and solid waste by between 85 and 99%. 2. Carry your own water bottle and install a home filtering system. Up to 25% of bottled water is presently sold to export markets. Solid waste problems are mounting because of a lack of opportunities to reuse bottles. 3. Keep a stash of cloth shopping bags handy. The proper answer to the paper versus plastic dilemma is still “neither.” Save bags that can be reused and last for decades rather than becoming disposal burdens or litter. 4. Minimize take-out packaging. Try staying at a restaurant rather than eating packaged food on the go. It’s safer and can minimize disposable packaging. 5. Become a backyard composter. You can turn excess food waste, yard trimmings, and, yes, even certain forms of packaging, such as soiled pizza cartons and other inkfree paper materials, into soil amendments for your garden. 6. Support local farmers. Purchasing fresh foods from local farmers is a great way to support the local economy and provide healthier food for your family. 7. Don’t wrap gifts for pets. Landfill-bound trash and packaging waste spikes between 25% and 30% in the United States between Thanskgiving and the first week of the
8. Support producers who effectively package goods. Vote with your pocketbook and a mind toward minimizing waste and supporting a world of health and beauty. Learn your materials: number 1 and 2 plastics are the most recycled. Numbers 3 through 7 are seldom recycled. 9. Establish a reusable packaging policy for your household. Create household systems that emphasize reusable alternatives, from lunch boxes and leftovers to storage containers. Styrofoam peanuts, shredded paper, and sealed air bags can be reused or donated to local companies. 10. Bulk up. Households can significantly reduce their packaging and save money by purchasing staple items in bulk. 11. Know your dump. The best knowledge about the waste stream is local. It starts with a visit to the landfill, recycling center, salvage yard, and other sites in exploring the realities and possibilities of resource management in your community/region. 12. Be clear about your ecological footprint. No amount of “smart resource management” can get us around the impacts of sustained human population growth and rising consumption levels. Let packaging serve as one of many factors to gauge and inform whether or not consumption patterns are compatible with your values and hopes for the planet. Dan Imhoff’s book Paper or Plastic: Searching for Solutions in an Overpackaged World is available in bookstores or on the web. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
special section MEMBER TO MEMBER COMMUNITY RESOURCE
BUILD THE LOCAL ECONOMY by using services and purchasing products from people who share your cooperative values and principles. Allow the Co-op to introduce you to a healthcare provider, acupuncturist, local retailer, tutor, gardener, financial professional artist, or counselor who can meet your needs. Members must show a current Co-op membership card to receive all special consideration discounts and offers listed below.
Liquid Light Pharm Local flats of organic wheatgrass. Packages of freshly frozen juice in freezer department at the Co-ops. Call/email for delivery in the Abq area: 505.934.0628, email@example.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 10% discount on the first order
Art, Gifts and Retail
Pueblo Loft Kitty Trask American Indian works of art Nob Hill Center, 268.8764 CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 10% discount
American Surf N Turf Kenny & Brenna Aschbacher 505.385.9480, www.fishhugger.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: Buy one get one free on Silver Salmon
Thora Guinn, Artist Member of Rainbow Artists Watercolors; mixed media for sale; reasonable prices 505.842.6196, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rainbowartists.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: special discounted rates Birthing, Children’s Services and Products Baby Bear Stella Noyce and Dan Herbison Soft leather shoes; cloth diapers; baby wearing; wooden & fabric toys; children’s organic clothing and accessories. Emphasizing earth & family-friendly choices. 4801 Lomas Blvd NE, 87110 (W. of San Mateo) 505.265.2922 CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 10% discount
Chef Celine, CNC (Certified Nutrition Counselor) Celine Beitchman was an instructor at NYC’s Natural Gourmet Cookery Institute for Food & Health. She offers private cooking lessons/nutritional counseling at client’s home. 505.830.1085, email@example.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 20% off 2 cooking lessons or 1 counseling session Gallery One Beverly Johnston One-of-a-kind art, gifts, jewelry, fine natural-fiber clothing and more. Nob Hill Center, 268.7449 CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 5% discount Helping Hands Personal Chef Services Pat Chupak, Chef/Owner In-home meal preparation includes grocery shopping, cooking and cleanup. Specialized diets welcomed. Gift certificates, cooking classes and holiday/catering available. 505.792.8981 CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 10% discount on hourly fee Herb Store 107 Carlisle SE, Albuquerque 255.8878, www.herbstorenm.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 5% discount store-wide Joan Saks Berman Photography Photos for your business needs: ads, brochures, web pages, books, magazines & notecards; decorating your office or home. See samples at: www.joansaksber man.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: please call for details Leaf Ashley Contemporary handmade semi-precious stone jewelry by jewelry artist Leaf Ashley. Plus, fine jewelry repair & custom orders. Michael’s Studio 205, 205 W. Coal Ave, Gallup, 87301, 505.722.9026, firstname.lastname@example.org CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 10% off on first purchase
Hummingbird Midwifery and Homebirth Dusty Marie, RN, LM, CPM Coming soon: Massage Therapy and Natural Therapeutics 505.262.1690, email@example.com www.hummingbirdmidwifery.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATIONS: choose Hummingbird Midwifery to assist at your birth, and I will buy or renew your Co-op membership for one year; $5 discount each session for current members.
Sign2Speak Amylee Udell Classes to help babies sign before they can speak as well as educational games. 505.232.2772, www.sign2speak.com sign2speak.learningisanart.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 10% off all baby signing products and home classes/workshops; willing to trade
Business and Financial Services Cabin Media Homesteading on the Digital Frontier Web development, hosting, marketing & strategy 268.5956, www.cabinmedia.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: One hour complimentary web site development consultation Document Handling & Information Services, Inc. Debby Kruzic Helping companies move towards a paperless office. 505.888.3620, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dhinfo.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: One-hour free needs-analysis for a paperless office Donal S. Kinney, CPA Tax Preparation and Planning - Personal and Small Business 2300 W. Alameda, #B6, Santa Fe, 87507 Phone: 505.474.6733, Fax: 505.474.7577 www.beanplanter.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 10% discount
Membership Meeting Oct. 21st at the Co-op Distribution Center 3:30-7pm • Square Dancing with nationally known caller Kris Jensen! • Tour Your Food-Shed Warehouse • Hear State of your Co-op Reports • Meet Board of Directors Candidates • Participate in a Mini-Café Member Discussion • Enjoy a Local Foods B-B-Q Call Robin at 217-2027 or toll free at 877-775-2667 to RSVP
Co-op Values Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, cooperative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.
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Co-op Principles 1 Voluntary and Open Membership 2 Democratic Member Control 3 Member Economic Participation 4 Autonomy and Independence 5 Education, Training and Information 6 Cooperation among Cooperatives 7 Concern for Community
The Co-op Connection is published by La Montanita Co-op Supermarket to provide information on La Montanita Co-op Supermarket, the cooperative movement, and the links between food, health, environment and community issues. Opinions expressed herein are of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Co-op.
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MEMBER TO MEMBER
OCTOBER 2007 4
FOR CO-OP MEMBERS!
COMMUNITY RESOURCE Business and Financial Services, continued Ruth B. Cohen, Mediator and Attorney Mediation for family, workplace, business and non-profit organizations. Legal protection for lesbian, gay men, bi-sexual & transgender individuals and their families. Offices in Albuquerque and Cedar Crest 505.247.2439, by appointment, email@example.com. CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 10% discount to current members Classes and Tutoring Melvin Allen Expert Middle School Math Tutor 3304 Pershing Ave. SE, Albuquerque, 87106 505.489.5290, firstname.lastname@example.org CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: $5 off per hour
505.203.8968 CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 10% discount Gardeners’Guild The urban gardener’s resource center. Come find gardening info and great supplies for city spaces. Open Wed.-Sat. 11am-7pm, Sun., 11am-5pm Look for GG on Wellesley, 1 block S. of Central 268.2719, email@example.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 10% discount with current member card
Farming and Gardening Albuquerque Horticultural Services, Inc. Kent Matchael Serving Albuquerque’s East Side for 12 years 256.7358, firstname.lastname@example.org CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: free soil analysis with first service BotanicArts LLC Laurie Lange, Certified Horticulturist & Designer Fine landscapes & garden design, solar fountains, sustainable, residential design outdoor & in, renewable energy components, integrated with style. 505.220.2726, email@example.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: free estimate, 10% off design plans Divine Earth Aesthetic Pruning and Restoration Corva Rose Hand pruning for natural beauty and plant vitality: trees, shrubs, roses, natives, vines and orchards.
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Joanne Burns, CSE, LUT Celebrations in Living: Marriages, Commitment Ceremonies, Memorials & Baptisms performed 505.507.8447 CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: FREE initial consultation Lloyd Kreitzer, “Fig Man” Prunes, grows and sells local, historical heirloom, Albuquerque and world variety of fig trees and Chinese dates 266.8000 CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 10% discount Patrik Schumann ecOasys (by design) - Nature AND Nurture for a Sustainable Future Now, ecological design, specialty horticulture, residential ecosystems: conservation, restoration, sustainability, climate contingency, subsistence 255.1933, ecOasys@hotmail.com PO Box 40171, Albuquerque, 87196 CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: up to 25% discount according to need and project
Soilutions Composting, mulch, organics recycling, landscape installation and rain water harvesting 877.0220, www.soilutions.net CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: buy 2 bags of compost and receive the third one free. Offer good through October 2007.
Elemental Resources Christopher J Dow: Solar Electric Contractor, PV and Wind Energy Systems Valerie Lyn Dow: Certified Building Biology Consultant, Feng Shui Design, classes 505.301.5123, www.empower-your-living-space.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 11% off all services, some trades considered Healthcare Providers and Wellness
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Laurie Norton, LMT Massage Therapist For more details go to the website below, from the home page click on Who They Are to find Laurie’s name. 124 Hermosa SE, on the corner of Hermosa & Silver 505.410.3741, www.albuquerquemassage.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: $5 discount Laurel Schillke Doctor of Oriental Medicine 2917 Carlisle Blvd NE, #112, 883.5389 CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 15% discount on treatment sessions
Simeona Gardenaire Marie S. Abaya Landscape design specializing in art-friendly and dogfriendly gardens 505.242.0167 (O), 281.814.7944 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org www.simeonagardenaire.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 15% discount off design fees
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Ross Hamlin Full Circle Guitar Innovative guitar instruction & performance 505.699.5470, www.fullcircleguitar.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 1/2 off first lesson Silent Thunder Center for Asian Studies Offering classes in Tai Chi, Mediation, Taekwondo & QiGong 136 Jackson N.E., Albuquerque, 87108 265.3112, www.silentthundercenter.org CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: one week of any and all classes free
Cornelia Sachs Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner 10801 Lomas NE, # 102, 505.266.2711 CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 20% discount for first class or private lesson
A Breath of Joy Suzanne Hruschka, LMT #2232 Deep Gentle Therapeutic Massage, Slow Stretch Beginner Hatha Yoga and original watercolors 505.286.0818, firstname.lastname@example.org CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 15% discount Betty's Bath & Day Spa 1835 Candelaria NW, between Rio Grande and 12th 341.3456, www.bettysbath.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 10% discount on hot tub soaks and saunas Body & Skin Clinic Chiropractic, massage and facials David Bigden, DC, Lehsa Orcutt, LMT, RF #5102 4004 Carlisle Blvd NE, Ste S, Albuquerque 872-2900, www.bodynskinclinic.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 10% off first facial or massage
Lloyd Kreitzer, Holistic Healer Holistic healer of 36 years practicing massage therapy, Feldenkrais, clinical hypnotherapy, iridology and life coaching. 266.8000 CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 10% discount Maria Veronica Iglesias Swanson Therapy with crystals, including quartz, jade, turquoise and obsidian 410 Ridge NE, Albuquerque, 87106 email@example.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 10% discount for each therapy Natural Nails, Organic Manicures and Pedicures Evonne Maxwell Individual attention in a chemical-free environment 2501 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, 280.9498 CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: please call for details Nob Hill Acupuncture Center Acupuncture/Herbal and Nutritional Supplements. Relief from stress, pain, digestive discomfort, cold and flu Toll Free: 888.265.5089 P: 505.863.8018 in Albuquerque P: 505-265-5087 in Gallup CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: 15% off each treatment; free initial consultation Paula Muran The creator of the Sovereign Light System of Emotional Healing - Vibrational Sprays and Gem Elixirs - specializing in emotional healing 217.3747, firstname.lastname@example.org www.PaulaMuran.com CO-OP MEMBER CONSIDERATION: Free shipping Continued on page 13
OCTOBER 2007 5 WORKING TOGETHER for a Sustainable Future
The grand prize is a new Zenn electric car, with a sticker price of more than $14,000. The Zenn gets the equivalent of 245 miles per gallon, based on the carbon emissions from the electricity used to power the vehicle. Additional prizes include an ecoresort vacation, a scooter, environmental art, spa packages and other valuable prizes donated by New Mexico businesses. The drawing will take place on the last day of the conference, but winners do not need to be present to win. Raffle ticket information is on the conference website www.nmconference.org or call the Bioneers at 505-428-1227. BIONEERS:
October 19-21/ Santa Fe RANDI MEHLING, BIONEERS, MPH he upcoming New Mexico Bioneers Conference, on October 19-21 at the College of Santa Fe, will convene hundreds of local community members and dozens of organizations creating a space for networking, building relationships, learning how to support other organizations, and hearing voices not normally heard or represented. The unique Bioneers culture stresses that each individual can help make a difference, and that when we cooperate with each other and collaborate with nature enormous possibilities are generated for social and environmental change. BY
"Bioneers provides the space for people to come together. The conference is not an event but part of a larger organizing process that harnesses energy and catalyzes efforts so we work together as a group," states Bianca Sopoci-Belknap, coordinator of the Youth Allies Leadership Program of Earth Care International in Santa Fe. The conference broadcasts plenary speakers by satellite from the main Bioneers conference in California, offering dozens of exciting speakers and workshops on food security, renewable energy, green design, public transportation, alternative health options, green economic issues, coalition building, environmental art, civic involvement and multicultural communication. In addition, a wide variety of workshops will craft solutions to local challenges. Workshops and forums reflect New Mexicans' concerns and community issues, including food security, food access, food safety and the future of local farming, water, climate change, health and more. Focus on Youth Leadership A major focus of this year's New Mexico Bioneers Conference is supporting the plethora of nonprofit youth organizations and our community's youth leaders. Amy Pilling, conference co-organizer, states,
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"Youth leaders are concerned about and understand some of the most difficult issues facing our communities and demonstrate leadership with open minds and hearts, fresh insights, and skills that bridge traditional community divides."
The NM Bioneers Conference recently formed a Youth Advisory Council. Forty youth leaders from organizations around the state are participating in planning meetings aimed at making the conference youth friendly. The result? "The youth leaders will be reviewing all workshop proposals, and leading many of them," says Ms. Pilling. "Youth involvement levels shot way up this year and will enrich the entire conference." These young leaders are proving that they have the creativity, the capabilities and the chutzpah to serve on nonprofit boards, city commissions and educational committees side-by-side with adult decisionmakers. Youth leaders also are showing they have the skills to develop and implement innovative community projects that are effective and sustainable. Supporting Youth Leaders with A Raffle The New Mexico Bioneers raffle, to raise scholarship funds for 200 youth to attend the conference for free, will enable youth to play a big role at the New Mexico Bioneers conference, both as participants and presenters.
Area businesses can sponsor the conference and present their services and wares at the conference. Donations to help sponsor the conference and area youth can be made to: New Mexico Bioneers, 1704-B Llano St. #116, Santa Fe, NM, 87505.
Registration fees are affordably low: $125 for a basic registration for the full conference and only $65 for youth, educators, nonprofit staff and elders. People wanting to attend the conference can register online at www.nmconference.org www.nmconference.org/bioneers or call 505-428-1227. Questions can be emailed to email@example.com.
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Sustainable Food Systems: Making Healthy Land a Priority by Ann Adams t seems pretty obvious that healthy land is a prerequisite for a sustainable food system. And the key to healthy land is biologically active soil. But creating biologically active soil takes a new level of thinking and relationship with nature, especially for agricultural producers comfortable with a conventional food system that is supported by government subsidies and still relatively cheap oil prices.
Holistic Management International (HMI), headquartered in Albuquerque, has had a front row seat in other areas of the world, like Africa, where those subsidies and oil prices donâ€™t exist. There the need for local sustainable food systems is an immediate necessity and the degraded landscape is a major obstacle to healthy food for the majority of the population. We are working with villagers to improve grazing practices to address that problem and create food security. Here in New Mexico, La Montanita is taking a leadership role in developing a local food system for the central Rio Grande watershed. We need many more farmers and ranchers involved in that system and focused on improving the health of their land base as well as providing healthy food. Healthy land provides a host of ecological services. Consumers can support this kind of sustainable agriculture through their purchases.
Getting Involved HMI is hosting a conference on November 1-4, 2007, at the Hotel Albuquerque. Keynote speakers for this conference include Joel Salatin of (The Omnivoreâ€™s Dilemma) fame, Temple Grandin (Animals in Translation), Thom Harmann (The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight), and Allan Savory (Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision-Making). One feature of this conference is an opportunity for community input as part of our Community Roundtables. Robin Seydel of La Montanita will be one of the panelists at the â€œCreating A New Mexico Sustainable Food System.â€? Other community roundtables and general interest sessions include: â€˘ Animals in White Hats: Using Livestock as Reclamation Tools â€˘ Community Development: From the Ground Up â€˘ Is It Me or Is It Getting Warm: Addressing Global Climate Change â€˘ Fire Proofing the West â€˘ Deserts, Rainforests, & Cities: Water Resource Issues To learn more HMIâ€™s November conference or about sustainable food systems, please contact Holistic Management International in Albuquerque at 8425252 or email@example.com or visit their website at www.holisticmanagement.org.
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