- Recap: Common Ground Toledo, Library Visiting Poet Laureate
- Gallery 505 Opening Night
- Health Corner
PSA: Toledo schools closures via Facebook, radio and TV. Download the PDF link on District FB page listing all media outlets including flash alerts.
*Toledo schools will be in session on all snow make up days on the calendar. Thursday & Friday, March 2 and 3, will be make-up days AND 2-hour late start for ACT (Academic Collaborative Time). Additionally, 15 minutes will be added at the end of each school day beginning March 7, 2017 to help balance time lost to weather-related closures.
Recap: Common Ground Toledo met last night at Rose Cottage...
In keeping with their new slogan “Common Ground Toledo - Help Us Grow,” CGT thanked the Lioness Club for their very generous donation. This year’s H&R Block fundraiser ignited ideas ranging from plant sales and grants to longer-range solutions such as Amazon Associates and more. Members will also solicit thinned perennials, accent greens and materials to refresh planters and garden spots. One member mentioned the Master Gardener annual plant sale (LC Fairgrounds, May 13-14), advising “Get there early!”
Marketing details and planter maintenance were discussed. Application process for independent non-profit status is underway; CGT currently operates under the umbrella of vision:Toledo.
Visit Common Ground Toledo at the Vernal Equinox Art Fair March 18-19 at the MAC. .
*Correction: Gardenpalooza was incorrectly noted in Tuesday’s Column as taking place at Camp Singing Wind on Earth Day. This event will be scheduled to avoid calendar conflicts. Watch for updates, check Camp Singing Wind and Common Ground Toledo on Facebook.
Next meeting: April 5, 2017
Charlie says: Last night’s visiting WA State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall claimed “I’m on the road all the time as I have already done over 170 events in the past few months.”
Quoting an excerpt from an article posted on Gonzaga University’s website, he noted:
“These words shot me through the heart. What witty, controlled moments of serious, needful signification. These poems speak for themselves.”
~ Yusef Komunyakaa, American poet and New York University Professor
Today: Gallery 505 Artists Co-op welcomes March’s theme: National Parks. Open House 1-8 p.m.
Health Corner: Acid Reflux
Acid reflux wreaks havoc on a billion people worldwide, yet some symptoms are so subtle and seemingly unconnected many are unaware they are affected. Recently it’s been discovered to trigger system-wide inflammation by affecting a digestive enzyme. Avoiding the “dirty dozen” foods can make a vast difference, as noted by Dr Jonathan Aviv, author of The Acid Watcher Diet: A 28-Day Reflux Prevention and Healing Program.
- sugary soda, bottled ice tea, citrus, tomato, vinegar, and wine... caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, mint, raw onion, and garlic.
- melons, greens, nuts, and legumes.
James Maskell, creator of The Functional Forum promoting integrative medicine, and a regular on TEDMED and Huffpost Live, addresses the role of pharmaceuticals in How Diet, Leaky Gut & Drugs Are Depriving You Of Nutrients.
Emerging concerns surrounding proton pump inhibitors reveal a connection to increased risk of cardiovascular events, kidney disease, and dementia, says Functional Medicine expert Chris Kresser in this recent article.
Former marathoner and triathlete Mark Sisson recommends an informed decision: 5 Common Prescriptions That Should Require Nutritional Counseling, including PPI’s.
As always, YMMV.
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