Foraging and the Future of Food – Saturday 27th February

foragingAn Evening with Owen Raybould – Nutrition researcher and Forager – on ‘Foraging and the Future of Food’.

Date: Saturday 27th February
Time: 7.30pm
Where: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map)

Exploring different ways of bringing nature and wild ecology back into our food production. Including a short documentary and time for Q & A.

Owen’s talk will cover Permaculture, Re-forestation, Organics, Wildflower seeding, Herd and forest grazing, the importance of fungi in soil, and direct human involvement, such as Community Supported Agriculture.

  • Refreshments available
  • Entry by donation
  • All Welcome!

FILM: “I AM” – Saturday 3rd October

i-am-movieOur next film screening:  “I AM Documentary

Date: Saturday 3rd October
Time: 7pm – Refreshments, 7.30pm – Film
Where: Friends Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map)

Synopsis

Tom Shadyac conducts interviews with scientists, religious leaders, environmentalists and philosophers including Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Lynne McTaggart, Elisabet Sahtouris, David Suzuki, Howard Zinn, and Thom Hartmann.

The film asks two central questions: What’s Wrong With the World? and What Can We Do About it?. It is about “human connectedness, happiness, and the human spirit” and explores themes including Darwinism, Western mores, loneliness, the economy, and the drive to war.

From the director of Bruce Almighty and Ace Ventura: Pet detective, comes a powerful and incredibly beautiful film.

Film director Tom Shadyac thought he had it all until something happened to make him realise he might have it all….wrong.

All Welcome  |  Refreshments  | Entry by Donation

Trailer

 

http://www.iamthedoc.com/

 

Foraging Walk – Saturday 13th Sept

Foraging-WalkAfternoon guided foraging walk round Lickey Hills

Date: Saturday 13th Sept
Time: 2pm – 4pm

Meet: The Visitor Centre, Lickey Hills Country Park, Warren Lane, Birmingham, B45 8ER (map) at 2pm

Donation: £3 (suggested)

“I’ll be able to identify sweet chestnuts, bilberries, raspberries and hazelnuts among others there. Information about trees and management of the land, interesting fire lighting material and uses of tree sap”  Owen Raybould

More Info
http://www.meetup.com/Worcestershire-Foraging-and-Wild-Edibles/

Coming up…

Date: Saturday 4th October – 7pm

TALK: Wild edibles and ancestral human nutrition: What can it teach us? by Owen Raybould

Where: Quaker Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR

FILM: 97% Owned – Saturday 5th April

our-money-systemA documentary film screening about Money, Debt & Bankers (97% Owned)

Date: Saturday 5th April at 7.30pm
Where: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1UR (map)

Money is at the root of our social and economic crisis. A debt-based monetary system that gives private banks the power to create money from nothing. Then millions of ordinary people suffer when money and finance systems breaks down.

The monetary reform documentary  97% Owned features interviews and commentary from economists, campaigners and former bankers

Back in the 1930s, Henry Ford is supposed to have remarked that it was a good thing that most Americans didn’t know how banking really works, because if they did, “there’d be a revolution before tomorrow morning”
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/18/truth-money-iou-bank-of-england-austerity

Questions and Discussion

We hope to have guests from Positive Money Birmingham to help answer questions after the film
https://www.facebook.com/BirminghamFriendsOfPositiveMoney

All Welcome   |   Tea and Cake   |   Entry by Donation

More…

Positive Moneys Ben Dyson speaks on Radio 4
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01ngmjr
Ben Dyson, founder and director of Positive Money, tells how his disillusionment with mainstream economics led him to campaign for a proper understanding of how money works as the first step in fixing a failed banking system

Join the Positive Money Campaign
http://www.positivemoney.org/join-us/
https://www.facebook.com/PositiveMoney

 

Recycle Swap Shop and Film evening – Saturday 8th March

reduce-reuse-recycleRecycle Swap Shop & screening of film ‘Chasing Ice

Date: Saturday 8th March, from 6.30pm
Where:  Friends Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR

Swap Shop

Bring along your unwanted items, find something useful, reduce waste!  No money involved!
e.g. Clothes, Books, Household items, DVDs, Toys, etc
Also, any donations for the local Foodbank e.g. Can opener, Wash bag, Bowls, Mugs, Set of cutlery, as well as food

Film – Chasing Ice

Starting at 7.30pm

Chasing-IceAcclaimed photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey in the Arctic, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet.

His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.
http://www.chasingice.com/

  • All Welcome
  • Tea and cake
  • Entry by Donation