we sow, so shall we reap. This is especially true when it comes to healthy
eating. When we take a "hands on" approach to how we nourish our
bodies, and help our children to do the same, our lives derive long term
benefits. This week, listen in on our "health harvesting"
conversations with Lisa Silverman of Five
Seasons Cooking School, Christine Slader of the Yarmouth
Community Garden, Craig Haims of the
REAL School/Americorps and Ken Morse of the Maine Farm
to School Network.
Read more of Dr. Lisa's thoughts on "Healthy Harvest" on her Bountiful Blog.
Listen on Sunday, October 14th, 2012, at 7am (WPEI Portland, 95.5 & 95.9 FM) & 12 pm (WLOB Portland 1310 AM/streaming wlobradio.com), download the Podcast or click the link below.
Healthy Harvest: Dr. Lisa # 57 Healthy Harvest
Listen to the individual interviews of this Show here.
Click here to read the article referenced in our "Wellness Innovations" segment, sponsored by the University of New England.
Individual interviews with our guests are available here
Our first featured guest is Lisa Silverman, a Whole Foods Chef, Breath Worker and Shiatsu practitioner, and Founder of Five Seasons Cooking School. Lisa Silverman has been a whole foods chef since 1990 when she studied at the Kushi Institute in Becket, MA and at the International Macrobiotic Institute in Kiental Switzerland. She has been a certified breathworker from the International Breathwork Institute since 1994. She graduated from the Power of Breath Institute’s 2 year certification program in 2004. Since then she has been assisting trainings at POBI in Spofford and in Ireland, teaching classes and breath intros and seeing private clients in Portland, Maine where she lives. Lisa is also a shiatsu therapist and natural foods chef and cooking teacher. She is the Founder of Five Seasons Cooking School since 1992. Lisa is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and has been the Co-director of Kindred Spirits Camp at Rowe Camp and Conference Center for four years. Her website is fiveseasonscookingschool.net and email email@example.com. Recently Lisa has become a promotor of Inspirational music such as kirtan and has brought Krishna Das, Gaura Vani, Shantala the Hanumen, Shimshai, MC yogi and other musicians to Maine.
Our second featured guest is Christine ThorneSlader of Yarmouth Community Garden. Christine has been living in Yarmouth since she was a little girl and has been gardening her whole life. She teaches preschool, educates young people at the Yarmouth Community Garden where she is the coordinator of the Children’s Garden and has her own small garden business. She is currently renovating a home by the Royall River with the help of her husband, her two grown sons and a village of helpers.
Our third featured guest is Craig Haims, Co-foudner of the REAL School/Americorps. Craig is a longtime Alternative Educator who works at the REAL School. He is the co-founder of the
REAL Lunch Program which is an on-going service-learning project which trains REAL School students to grow and harvest vegetables for use in the REAL School’s school lunch program. Our REAL Lunch students also prepare lunch daily for 60 with an emphasis on preparing meals that are healthy, and sustainable.
Currently, he is the Program Director of the REAL School/AmeriCorps Service-Learning Program. He oversees a crew of AmeriCorps Members who work with REAL School students to design and implement active, differentiated and on-going service-learning projects.
Our fourth featured guest is Ken Morse, Coordinator of Maine Farm to School Network. He grew up and worked on a family apple orchard in Waterford, Maine which produced about 60,000 bushels a year. Ever since his 20s, he's been engaged in community organizing, mostly around food. For years, he helped organize food co-ops, and worked at FedcoWarehouse helping to distribute food around the state. More recently he's directed Healthy Oxford Hills, a community health coalition in western Maine. For 5 years, he's been the Maine Rep to the National Farm to School Network, and helped organize the Maine Farm to School Work Group which last year gave birth to the Maine Farm to School Network, which Ken coordinates. He is passionately devoted to recreating local and regional food systems, and serves on the Leadership Team of Farm to Institution in New England and as Coordinator of the Maine Network of Community Food Councils.
Join us next Sunday, October 21st, 2012 for the next Dr. Lisa Radio Hour & Podcast. Our topic will be "Breast Health," #58, with Dr. Caroline Hodsdon, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Meredith Burgess, State Representative & Breast Cancer Survivor and Ingrid Levasseur, Breast Health Thermal Imaging.