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July 30 Forum on Injured Veterans’ Issues

July 30 Forum on Injured Veterans’ Issues

Are you a veteran?  Is there a veteran in your life?  Come join a community forum devoted to injured war veterans’ issues on Wednesday, July 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library.

This forum is part of a citywide community book project focusing on the experiences of injured U.S. war veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, and is based on the book, Thank you for your Service, by best-selling author David Finkel.  Moderator Dr. Krystyna von Henneberg encourages veterans from all wars, recent and not-so-recent, to come and share their experiences of transition from war to civilian life in their own words.  She also warmly invites all those who work with, or know veterans, as well as all those interested in learning more about veterans’ issues.

Global food safety agreement signed by China and UC Davis

Global food safety agreement signed by China and UC Davis

UC Davis will be partnering with Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Yangling, Shaanxi.

Officials from China’s Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Shaanxi province, and the University of California, Davis, signed a memorandum of agreement that lays the groundwork for establishing the Sino-U.S. Joint Research Center for Food Safety in China.

The signing ceremony was held in the city of Yingchuan, China, during a meeting between high-level officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology... Read More

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Click HERE for details and to register!

When: Sunday, August 17, 2014, Registration: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Ending Event: 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

2014 Weekly Challenge #24: Built a New Healthy Habit

2014 Weekly Challenge #24: Built a New Healthy Habit

2014 Weekly Challenge #24: Built a New Healthy Habit

 

Your challenge this week is to create a new healthy habit (or break an old unhealthy one). Here's a great article on the topic:

How We Source the Best Wild Alaska Salmon

How We Source the Best Wild Alaska Salmon

Elizabeth Smith

Wild-caught Alaska salmon is one of the best tastes of summer. Full of flavor and rich in omega-3s, wild salmon is a great choice for weekend barbecues with friends and quick weeknight meals. But with so many concerns about sourcing seafood these days, we often get asked about how we procure wild-caught Alaska salmon. I’m happy to explain.

How is wild Alaska salmon sourced at Whole Foods Market?

All of our salmon is responsibly sourced. Last month, Greenpeace ranked us #1 again in their annual ranking of seafood sustainability at US supermarkets, thanks in part to our dedicated port buyers selecting fish directly from the docks and our rigorous full traceability. In fact, we are proud to be the only national retailer with full traceability from the docks to our stores... Read More

Update on June Gardening Classes for Children at Community Garden

Update on June Gardening Classes for Children at Community Garden

Two free gardening classes for children will be held in June at the Hannah and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, sponsored by the Yolo County Health Department and located adjacent to the Bauer Building at 137 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland.  Tuleyome Home Place Adventures will be leading the activities for each class. 

This Thursday, June 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (note: new time), the “Tommy the Tomato” class will teach kids how to make tomato cages for their home garden and includes an art contest.  Art supplies will be provided or young artists can bring their finished artwork or poem to the garden.  Entries must include at least one “tomato-like” element with the rest up to the imagination.  Winners in five age group categories (starting at 3 years and under, and up to 18 years) will be featured at the Woodland Tomato Festival in August.

Solar Cooking Festival

Solar Cooking Festival

Learn to cook with the sun at this free event at William Land Park. This is a perfect opportunity for novices and solar cooking pros. When most people see it they say, "It's so easy!"

Watch local and international chefs demonstrate their cooking techniques. Solar chefs will hold mini solar-cooking classes to get you started. You can purchase new solar cookers or learn how to make one at home. 

Solar cookers help families throughout the world. You can learn more about the international outreach at this event or on-line at solarcookers.org

If you are a Solar Chef and would like to find out how to participate, go to http://solarcookers.org/events/festival/  

Online registration ends July 16th. This will be a unique opportunity to work alongside solar chefs from Kenya, Norway, Uganda, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Germany, Canada and Hong Kong.

This is a family-friendly event, so no alcohol please.