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Ayurveda 101 2019

$30

with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Oct 15, 2019 at 6 pm

This 3-week course requires RSVP for all 3 sessions. Ayurveda is “the science of life” that honors us as the individuals we are. Forget counting calories, avoiding 90% of Nature’s crops, and Yo-Yo dieting. We’ll discover balance in food, exercise, and senses. Week 1: Intro: Learn your dosha, what that means, and how the seasons affect your traits. Week 2: Living in Balance: Understand how to balance the mind, body, spirit. We’ll focus on our senses, an often dangerously overlooked aspect of Wellness. Week 3: Daily Routines: Learn how to eat, exercise, and adjust your work space for your dosha. We’ll also discuss your ideal daily routine.

Easy Plant-Based Cooking Demo Fall 2019

$10

with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Sep 17, 2019 at 6 pm

Create & take home these seasonal recipes (Gluten & Soy-Free) *Chickapea Salad - chickpeas, spices, lots of variations! *Clean Start Kale Salad - if you’re not already a kale lover, you may be at the end of this demo! While we enjoy the creations you’ve made, we’ll have a q&a and will discuss other bean options and the importance of these protein powerhouses! Recipes & my seasonal eating guide will be included. Please bring an apron & container for leftovers.

Edible Holistic Wellness 101 Fall 2019

$10

with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Sep 10, 2019 at 6 pm

We discuss the basics of eating organically, what a GMO is, the importance of eating seasonally, and what raw food is. Learn how to read about the chemicals in our food, including caffeine, sweeteners, and flavor enhancers.

Fermenting Sauerkraut Fall 2019

$25

with Laurie Bowen

Calendar Oct 9, 2019 at 5 pm

Come learn the process of making your own sauerkraut through the wonders of fermentation. This hands-on food preservation workshop will teach you the basic steps for fermenting. Learn the basics, such as preserving equipment, recommended recipes and ingredients, and enjoy the ease of fermentation. You will start a batch of sauerkraut, learn the steps towards fermentation, and take your first batch home to finish.

Free Nutrition and Cooking Education
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Free Nutrition and Cooking Education

Free

with Laurie Bowen

Calendar Oct 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Free Nutrition and Cooking Education

Pre-registration is required.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is FREE to income eligible adults with a child/children, pregnant, and if you are eligible for programs such as SNAP, WIC, or Head Start. 

In this program you will learn to:

  • Cook new recipes
  • Choose healthy foods
  • Save money at the grocery store
  • Keep food safe to eat
  • Be more active

To register, receive more information, or request a reasonable accommodation, contact:

University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Penobscot County

307 Maine Avenue

Bangor, Maine 04401

Phone: 207.942.7396 or 800.287.1485 (in Maine)

 

Herbal Basics Fall 2019

$10

with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 at 6 pm

6 herbs for relaxation, as well as general information on the importance of incorporating herbs into our daily routines.

Make and Take Spray 2019

$10

with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Nov 5, 2019 at 6 pm

This workshop discusses how our skin absorbs nutrients and what to look for on labels. We’ll cover the basics on essential oil safety and allows patrons to make their own organic spray blend they can use as an air-freshener, clothing, or bedding spray. *Alicia is not affiliated with any essential oil company.

Mindfulness 101 2019

$10

with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Oct 1, 2019 at 6 pm

We have the power to avoid all the negativity on the news, social media, and advertising distractions. We can avoid feeling overwhelmed and become a beacon of hope without a lot of work. How can you make mindfulness a daily practice in your hectic life? Repetition is how we form habits, whether good or bad. Mindfulness is no different. We’ll discuss gaining control of your life with ease and will practice a simple 5- minute meditation.





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