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We gather at our Environmental Cottage on Grand Island, New York. The Cottage sits on several undeveloped acres.

-- Photo by Jon Rieley-Goddard

Wednesdays at the Water's Edge

Summer 2008


Wednesdays at the Water’s Edge
Summer, 2008
At the Riverside-Salem Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island;
potluck at 6:00, programs beginning 6:30, unless otherwise indicated. Check this Web site for latest information or call June at 773-1426 (jlicence@buffalo.edu).

June 25-26 Come explore/visit the Permaculture Bus at Riverside-Salem (www.permibus.org)

July 2 Elaine Krempholtz, Drumming Circle

July 3 Mary Kay Jou, “Reconciliation in a Post-9/11 World,” International Institute, 864 Delaware Avenue [6:00 – 8:00 p.m.]. Call the WNY Peace Center for information: 894-2013.

July 9 A Berry Merry Multi-sensory Summer Celebration with Carol Alt. Please bring
1 cup of local berries, rhubarb, etc. Jon Rieley-Goddard will also update us on "local eating.”

July 16 Making Music with Cathy Rieley-Goddard and Carol Alt. Bring recorders, kazoos, guitars, or we will have some for you to use. Be surprised at what sweet sounds we can create!

July 23 Moving into Stillness: The Promise and Practice of Yoga by Carolyn Morell. Explore the philosophy of hatha yoga through conversation and experience the benefits of yoga through practice of various stretches and postures. Through movement and relaxation, we can shed everyday stresses and experience our capacity for peace and contentment. Practice time will be approximately one hour. Bring a yoga mat or blanket and wear comfortable non-restrictive clothing. Carolyn Morell, a lifelong social worker, teaches yoga at the Himalayan Institute in Buffalo, New York.

July 30 “Greens and Grains” with Jordana Geist, who will introduce us to Quinoa, Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, Oats, Kale, Collards, Mustard, Beet and Turnip Greens, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Bok Choy, Napa, Broccoli Rabe, Cabbage, Watercress, Seaweed and more! To this cooking/tasting/nutrition demo, bring an appetite for tasting and learning about some of the world's most versatile and nutritious foods. Jordana is a holistic health counselor and a Reiki master, with a degree in journalism & 25 years of experience writing about food, health, and wellness.

August 6 Commemorating the bombing of Hiroshima: The Peace Flag Project with Kilissa Cissoko.

[August 9 IWI’s Jigonsaseh Awards, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hilbert College: Info: -332-6988.]

August 13 Storytelling with Diane Evans: Diane will tell stories and involve us in storytelling activities. Bring your imaginations! Diane is a member of Spin-A-Storytellers and has been telling stories for many years.

August 20 Eveline Hartz leads a roundtable discussion on preserving foods. Join us for a nice relaxed evening: Bring your recipes and share how you freeze, preserve, can, pickle, dry your harvests. Enjoy some wine, cheese, breads.

August 27 Sharing Our Talents: Roger Cook and Carol Alt will present their art and new book, Up Above and Down Below, as Co-Pastor Jon Rieley-Goddard presents ideas for a community anthology.

[August 31 June & Roger’s 28th annual Labor SUNDAY potluck-picnic: 1515 West River Road, Grand Island, 2 – 6 p.m. Music, volleyball, boating, great food & folks! All welcome. 773-1426.]

Here are some old calendar entries, to give a sense of what we do:


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