Past Meetings

2016

January 2016 − What About the Birds?! It’s About Sustainability, People

February 2016 − Food and Film Night: Healing Quest Interview with Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez  

March 2016  −  Food and Film Night: Michael Pollan’s (In Defense of Food) “Cooked” Netflix Documentary Series              

April 2016 − How to Stock a Clean Eating/WAPF Fridge and Pantry with Aaron Zober of the Appropriate Omnivore  Blog and Podcast             

May 2016 − Food and Film Night: “FED Up”         

June 2016 − An Alternative Look at Cancer with Integrative Health Coach Tina Thornton 

July 2016 −  Chiropractic Care and Your Health with Dr. Chris and Dr. Adana 

August 2016 − “Healing Through Food and Lifestyle”
with “The Heal Your Gut Cookbook” author Hilary Boynton

September 2016 − “The Amazing Benefits of Bone Broth”
with Chef Lance Roll (aka: “The Flavor Chef”) , Founder of “The Brothery”     

October 2016 − Community Recipe Exchange

November 2016 − GRATITUDE Potluck (Food, Farming and the Healing Arts)

December 2016 − HOLIDAY Get-Together and Year in Review                                                                                    

2015

December

Holiday Get-Together and Year-in-Review

November

16th International Wise Traditions Conference Review

October

Taking the Scary Out of Halloween Treats
Aaron Zober of the Appropriate Omnivore Blog and Podcast

September

Gluten-Free Baking and Lifestyle
Suzanne Peters of Enjoy! Grain Free and Real Food Lifestyles

August

Weston A. Price – 76 Years Later
J. Bruce Johnson, DDS

July

Make Over Your Medicine Cabinet With Essential Oils
Justine Campbell, RD, NTP of Alo Wellness

June

Dirt! The Movie

May

Easy Homemade Sauerkraut

April

An Honest Look at Vaccines
Victoria Bloch, NC

March

Raising a Nourished Family
WAPF-Pasadena, Our Little Market, and Rosann Volmert, D.O.

February

An Introduction to Detoxification
Karen Voelkening-Behegan, NTP, CGP

January

Bring a Friend and Share Your Story Welcome Night
Joy de los Santos-Farrar (in loving memory of Val Jean Farrar)

2014

December

Review of the 15th International Wise Traditions Conference
Joy de los Santos-Farrar and Chanlee Sutoyo

November

“GMO OMG” Film & Food Night with Urban Homestead

October

Organic Olive Oil Farming and the Farm Experience
Michael O’Brien of Paso Gold

September

“Made with Two Sisters’ Love:” The Story of Virgin Raw’s Bee Panacea
Monika Kozdrowiecka and Gosia Reed of Virgin Raw Foods

August

Preserving a Homegrown Way of Life
Dervaes Family of Urban Homestead

July

Real Food on a Budget
Ann Marie Michaels of Village Green Network

June

Sustainable Seafood for Californians
Ryan Bigelow of Seafood Watch

May

Introduction to Natural Vision Improvement
Carlos Moreno of Centered Vision

April

All About Bees: Their Health, Their Hives and Their Honey
Melinda Nelson of Buzz ‘Round Town

March

Nutrition from a Doctor’s Perspective: The Benefits of Ozone and Glutathione Therapy
Yoshi Rahm, DO of Oasis Family Medicine

February

It’s All About the Food
John De Bruin, Rancher & Grass Farmer of Dey Dey’s Best Beef Ever

January

Movie Night
In Organic We Trust

2013

December

End-of-Year Celebration with our Friends at the LA Chapter with More Perspectives on the Wise Traditions Conference

November

Review of 14th Annual Wise Traditions Conference
Karen Voelkening-Behegan and Aaron Zober

October

Introduction to Organ Meats, Their Health Benefits and Preparation
Karen Voelkening-Behegan, NTP, and Rosann Volmert, DO

September

Movie Night
Statin Nation

August

Paleo-Friendly Gluten-Free Fun Food
Suzanne Peters of Real Food Lifestyle

July

Introduction to Backyard Chickens and Primal Pastures
Paul Greives of Primal Pastures

June

Kombucha Workshop
Hannah CrumThe Kombucha Mamma

May

Newbie Night:  Bring a Friend, Share your Story, Meet Our Chapter Leaders, and Learn about the Work of Weston A. Price
Sam Cooper

April

3rd Anniversary Potluck Dinner, Introducing our New Chapter Co-Leader, Aaron Zober, and the Film American Meat

March

Biodynamic Composting Demo
Jack McAndrew
Susan Hardman

February

Russian/Eastern European Night

January

The Wonders (and Politics!) of Palm Oil
Jolie Assina of Coconut Cow

2012

December

End-of-Year Celebration with DVD of Weston A. Price Foundation Segments from Season 10 of Healing Quest as seen on Public Television

November

Review of 13th Annual Wise Traditions Conference

October

Soil Fertility and High Brix Nutrient-Dense Produce
Jamil Avdiyev

September

Movie Night
Genetic Roulette

August

News from the Pasadena Farmers Market
Daphne Sterling

July

East Asian Night
Sam & Jeannette Wu, marinated pork stir fry demo
Jaye Park, Korean buckwheat noodle salad demo

June

Movie Night
Farmageddon

May

GMO-free Smoothies
Olivia Behegan

Status Update on California’s GMO Ballot Initiative and Good Responses to Pro-GMO (Anti-Labeling) Arguments
Kim Clymer-Kelley, Local GMO-Ballot-Initiative Leader

April

Tropical Night: Traditional Cuisine from Central America
Mima (Karen’s friend)

March

Status Report on the Arroyo Food Coop
Patrick Reagani, Arroyo Food Co-op

Non-Reactive Cookware and How to Minimize Toxic Exposure during Food Preparation
Gina Gonzales, CEO of Cooking for Health

February

Biological Dentistry in the Weston A. Price Tradition
J. Bruce Johnson, D.D.S.

January

Italian Night: Traditional Cuisine from Italy
Suzanne Peters and Theresa Cardinali

2011

December

Raw Milk & the Raw Milk Institute (RAWMI)
Stacy Pearson, Vice President of RAWMI

November

Review of 12th Annual Wise Traditions Conference

October

German Night: Traditional Cuisine from Germany
Karen Völkening-Behegan

September

Natural Meats & the USDA
Simon Caleb of Creston Valley Meats

August

Deconstructing Modern Myths
David Barker

July

Homemade Kimchee Demo
Jaye Park

June

Share the Raw Milk Secret
Mark McAfee of Organic Pastures

May

Grass-Fed Beef
Frank Fitzpatrick of 5-Bar Beef

April

Communications Workshop: Working our Nutrient-Dense Message
Ruth Failer of Best Tips of the Trade

March

Cultured Dairy Demonstration
Monica FordReal Food Devotee

February

Sweeteners
Rosann Volmert, D.O. and Elaina Luther of Culture Club 101

January

Newbie Night: Bring a Friend & Share Your Story

2010

December

End-of-Year Celebration

November

Review of 11th Annual Wise Traditions Conference
Elaina Luther of Culture Club 101

October

Cod Liver Oil
Rosann Volmert, D.O.

September

Grass-Fed Beef
John de Bruin of Dey Dey’s Best Beef Ever

August

News from the Arroyo Food Coop
Patrick Reagan, Founder of the Arroyo Food Coop

July

Sauerkraut Demo
Elaina Luther of Culture Club 101

June

The Oiling of America – DVD of Sally Fallon’s Lecture

May

Egg Demo
Eric Rice

April

Our First Meeting Ever! – Introductions