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Native Plant Sale

Native Plant Sale

The Shasta County chapter of the California Native Plant Society is having their annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shasta College Greenhouses, 11555 Old Oregon Trail Redding, CA. Click here for a list of plants that are native to Redding…

A Deeper Look at Food

A Deeper Look at Food

Will Tuttle, Ph.D. will present a lecture Healing our World: A Deeper Look at Food – The World Peace Diet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Unity Church in Redding, 2871 Churn Creek Road, Redding CA. The World Peace Diet “makes explicit the hidden connections between our culture, our…

Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture

For several reasons, we are supporters of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s) in Shasta County. We have a partial share at Oliview Farm in Anderson where we get organic, fresh, seasonal vegetables, eggs, herbs and olive oil delivered weekly to our home in Redding. Oliview CSA is in their fourth year. They are…

Love the Earth Defend the Future

Love the Earth Defend the Future

December 10th is Terra Madre Day, which celebrates the slow food movement and promotes diversity of food traditions and production. This year Terra Madre Day includes Slow Food’s first international campaign Love the Earth Defend the Future. Here’s the Manifesto: The Slow Food Manifesto Our century, which began and has developed…

World Food Day Local Food Cooking Demonstration

World Food Day Local Food Cooking Demonstration

Healthy Shasta and UC CalFresh are presenting a local foods cooking demonstration and tasting in honor of World Food Day, “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too” on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 1 and 2 p.m. at Turtle Bay Exploration Park. This program will bring the Bountiful Harvest exhibition to…

Free Plant Exchange

Free Plant Exchange

Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture or CSA’s as they are known, are an increasingly popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Typically a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” for a seasonal fee, in exchange for  subscribers receiving a weekly basket of seasonal vegetables, fresh eggs and…

Janet Napolitano To Speak at Shasta College

Janet Napolitano To Speak at Shasta College

  Come and meet University of California President, Janet Napolitano, as she speaks about sustainable agriculture and educational transfer options for community college students on April 29, 2016 at 12 noon at Shasta College Theatre. Napolitano has served as the Secretary of Homeland Security, Governor of Arizona, Attorney General of Arizona, and…

The Bistro at Shasta College

The Bistro at Shasta College

Looking for a new place for a three course lunch (appetizer, soup or dinner salad, entrée and two side dishes) in Redding CA for only $8.95? Try The Bistro at Shasta College, serving Wednesday and Thursday from 11am – 1pm at Room 2038 in the Student Campus Center. entrée selections change weekly – click…

Redding Garden Talk

Redding Garden Talk

People of Progress is sponsoring a free Garden Talk by Wayne Kessler on Monday, April 20, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the social hall of First United Methodist Church (corner of South and east Streets) in Redding CA. Kessler’s presentation will cover: low cost and easy methods to increase yields, improve soil…

Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle

Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle

March is National Nutrition Month®– a nutrition education and information campaign created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme for 2015 is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle,”…

What’s the Value of a Beetcoin?

What’s the Value of a Beetcoin?

Bitcoin has had a wild fluctuation in value and is now worth about $343, but how about a Beetcoin? Does it have innate, infinite value? Slow Money, which started in 2009 is having a Gathering in Louisville, KY on November 10-12, 2014  which features “food entrepreneurs who are leading the way rebuilding local…

The Reformation of Manners

William Wilberforce took on British Parliament in the early 19th century, not only an end to slavery, but also for the “reformation of manners” – overcoming the coarseness of all of society as exemplified by animal cruelty; child labor practices; the need for prison reform; alcoholism; prostitution – “all this other stuff.” Several years ago, the Humane […]

Slow Food in Shasta County

“Slow Food USA is part of the global Slow Food network of over 150,000 members in more than 150 countries. Through a vast volunteer network of local chapters, youth and food communities, they link the pleasures of the table with a commitment to protect the community, culture, knowledge and environment that make this pleasure possible.” […]

Wine Bar Venues in Downtown Redding, CA

You may have read in the Record Searchlight that Vintner’s Cellar, 1700 California Street, Redding, CA, has shifted focus from wine-making to local wines, art and entertainment.  They will now be featuring both local and international wines, local art and entertainment with the goal to become the premier downtown Redding location for wine, art &…

Shasta College Spring Plant Sale

Thursday through Saturday, April 10-12, 2014 are dates to mark on your calendar for Shasta College Spring Plant Sale. The sale takes place from 8 AM to 5 PM and 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday at the college’s farm/horticulture area in the northeastern corner of the campus. Ornamental plants…

UN Report Backs Ecological, Localized Agriculture

“The recent report by UNCTAD, “Wake Up Before it is Too Late: Make Agriculture Truly Sustainable Now for Food Security in a Changing Climate”, is the latest in a growing chorus of international calls for a systemic, worldwide shift of the food and farming paradigm – away from industrialized and…

Forks Over Knives

According to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute 2013 study, Shasta County ranks 47 out of 57 California Counties in “Health Outcomes.” Health outcomes are measures that describe the current health status of a county; their summary health outcomes rankings are based on an equal weighting of mortality and morbidity measures that include health behaviors […]

Terra Madre Day

December 10th is celebrated as Terra Madre Day throughout the world where Slow Food celebrates local foods and promotes saving endangered products. Slow Food Shasta Cascade will participate in Slow Food International’s Terra Madre Day. Their local event will be a gathering at the new Enjoy the Store, 615 Main…

Sustainable Landscaping

Sustainable Landscaping

Doug Mandel will be giving a talk on Sustainable Landscaping at the Turtle Bay Arboretum & Botanical Gardens,1135 Arboretum Drive, Redding, CA (meet at the office next to greenhouse in nursery), Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10 AM to noon. Learn some easy and practical ways to make your landscape sustainable…

Our Future and Bees

You can do something: Plant bee friendly flowers and don’t use pesticides.

Monsanto Protection Act

In March 2013 the US House of Representatives passed an addition to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill for 2013 that “includes a provision protecting genetically modified seeds from litigation in the face of health risks.” This is commonly referred by critics to as The Monsanto Protection Act. Food Democracy Now says…

A Place At The Table

Earlier this week we watched A Place At The Table, now available through Netflix. The problem of hunger in the United States is due to poverty, not a shortage of food. Child obesity and hunger are related because of government subsidies that enable low prices on high calorie junk foods. Healthy Shasta, Growing Local Shasta and […]

Toxic Charity and Food Justice

How can the world best address scarcity of food for a growing global population? When I was in college in the late 1960’s, studying geography, Paul Ehrlich’s book Population Bomb and the topic of how to feed the world’s growing masses of hungry people were being discussed. Then there came the green revolution, which saved millions […]

Shasta Transitons

Shasta Transitons

Earlier this year I wrote about Shasta Transition. On September 22, 2013 at 2 pm Gypsy Perry will present a talk on Chemical Free Stategies: How to protect your family from the “poison for profit’ industry.”  Don’t miss this talk about the dangers of our chemically dependent culture, and its negative…

Food Preserving Workshops

Have you ever wondered how to preserve the abundant fruits & vegetables of the season? Have you ever wondered how to preserve chicken and vegetable mix? Then come participate in one of three food preserving workshops at Shasta College: Water Bath Canning – Friday, August 9, 2013, 2013, 4:00 to 7:00 PM Pressure Canning…

Master Gardeners at Redding Farmers Market

Have a gardening question in Shasta County? The Master Gardeners at Redding’s Farmers Market at 777 Cypress Blvd., Redding, CA have some answers. Stop by from 7:30-Noon each Saturday during the season (April-October) and talk to a trainee or certified Master Gardener. We may not have all the answers on…

Fun At Redding Market

The FARM Club (Fun At Redding Market) is a new fun program of Healthy Shasta, being implemented only From May 25 to June 29, 2013. “The purpose of the FARM Club is to connect kids with fresh, delicious, farmers’ market produce. Participating students will receive one $2 token per visit…

Dirt!

Dirt! The Movie is an insightful and timely film that tells the story of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet. Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, Dirt! The Movie takes a substantial look into the history and current state of…

Redding Farmers Market Opens Again

Redding’s Farmers Market next to Redding City Hall (West parking lot) opened its season today, April 6, 2013, amid cloudy weather, but no rain. Its a great place to purchase organic grown vegetables, garden vegetable starts (although its a little early to plant them in Redding), grass-fed beef from Turri…

Learning Habitat

How educational and fun. Let’s do this in Redding, CA.

Forks Over Knives

On February 8, 2013, Shasta Regional Medical Center will be hosting the Love Your Heart, Go Redding for Your Life luncheon at the Holiday Inn, 1900 Hilltop Dr.,Redding, CA. Health and Boutique Shopping will start at 11 am with the luncheon from noon – 1:30 pm. Be Heart Smart and make it your…

Food For Thought

Shasta Transition

Do you long for a more fulfilling and inspiring local way of life that can withstand the shocks of rapidly shifting global systems? Do you wonder how our community can best respond to the challenges and opportunities of peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis? Then you might be interested in participating…

OctoberFeast

Join Growing Local Coalition and People of Progress on Wednesday, October 24th, 5:30 pm to 8 pm for Redding’s 2nd annual Food Day celebration: OctoberFeast! – Connecting Farms and Families. The dinner is a benefit for People of Progress Food Bank & Resource Center. It is also being promoted by Healthy Shasta. OctoberFeast brings…

Yes on Prop. 37

Redding Voice supports a yes vote on California Proposition 37, which when passed in November will require the labeling of foods containing GMO’s sold in California, but for different reasons than highlighted by the Record Searchlight editorial of September 22, 2012. My concern is not that the proposition will cause lawsuits…

Redding Beer Week

Chico, CA has Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, which is much more than a brewery – it is a community icon for that town; a trend-setter in sustainability; a supporter of Wild Rivers; a popular gathering place at its Taproom and Restaurant; and a 350 seat venue at the Big Room for…

Your Well-Traveled Salad Could Mean Danger

Did you know that “in the United States alone, food-borne agents cause approximately 48 million illnesses (one for every six residents), 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths each year!” “Globalization of the food supply has created conditions favorable for the emergence, reemergence, and spread of food-borne pathogens and has compounded the challenge…

Redding Farmers Market

A free Cooking Demo and Tasting, featuring chef Sadie Roy starts at 9:30am, Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Redding Saturday Farmers Market located at the 777 Cypress (just west of Redding City Hall.) The Farmers Market opens at 7:30am and ends at noon. Buy fresh in season produce, eggs,…

Northern California Cooperatives

USDA Rural Development is joining with partners to celebrate the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives by co-hosting “Co-op Day at the Capitol” on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 on the State Capital steps in Sacramento. This fun, informative event will showcase a variety of cooperatives from across the Golden State.…

Collaborating for Community Food Systems

I’m sorry I could not attend the two recent Redding area presentations by Ken Meter, president of the non-profit Crossroads Resource Center, because Happy Valley farmer and friend, Pedro Betancourt said Ken has an important message: collaborating to support local enterprises is the best way to promote economic recovery and health…

Seeds of Life

Do you know what you eat? Don’t you think proper labeling is our right? Did you know that on June 11, 2012, supporters of labeling genetically engineered foods gathered almost a million signatures to qualify for a ballot initiative in November? The ballot proposition number will be issued soon and they need your support – it […]

Roots of Change

Roots of Change – This compelling, 4-minute video uses interviews with key Californians working on healthy food and farming to tell the story of how and why Roots of Change began, what it accomplished working with partner organizations in the first years, and where the network is headed. Sign the Food Declaration.

Redding Farmers Market 4/21/12

Shasta Growers Association is starting up Redding’s Certified Farmers Market this Saturday at the Civic Center West Parking Lot, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding, CA from 7:30 AM to Noon. Certified Master Gardeners will be there to answer your gardening questions. If you can’t make it to the Farmers Market you…

Native Plant Sale

Shasta College Spring Plant Sale is being held April 19-21, 2012. This 3-day spectacular spring plant sale will be held at the greenhouse/horticulture area of Shasta College. They will be selling their spring-blooming native plants from 8 AM to 5 PM on Thursday and Friday, and 9 AM to 4 PM…

Turtle Bay Plant Sale

Turtle Bay Exploration Park is having its 20th Annual Plant Sale at McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 9 AM to 2 PM with 20% off to non-members. There is free admission to the garden, with access at 1100 Arboretum Drive, Redding, CA on Saturday.…

Dutch Food Film Festival

The Dutch get it when it comes to celebrating food and bring attention to it’s importance in changing our world. The second annual Food Film Festival is occurring now in the Netherlands featuring movies, workshops, events, feasts, children’s events and an EXPO. They target an international audience so there will be films in English…

Getting Started in Your Organic Garden

  Shasta College is having four Spring 2012 workshops. The first is titled Getting Started in Your Organic Garden on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 1 PM to 3 PM at the Community Teaching Garden (off the northeaster loop road, down a gravel road). The presentations this Saturday will be by Jim Collins, Garden Manager and…

2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

A new, 2012 interactive USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM) of the United States was released this week. For the first time, the map is available for use on computers as an interactive GIS (Geographic Information System), where users type in a ZIP Code and find the hardiness zone for that area.…

Shasta Rose Society

Over 150 people gathered this morning in front of Redding, CA City Hall, not to protest, but to trim roses. The group was organized by the Shasta Rose Society, a nonprofit educational organization. In addition to Rose Society members there were also Master Gardeners and the general public pitching in…

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