The Grand Rapids Chapter of The Weston A. Price Foundation:
NOURISHING WAYS OF WEST MICHIGAN
November 21, 2023
Happy Thanksgiving week, all!
We’ll be pushing out a few updates and resources over the next few days in anticipation for January.
First, and for today, we have finalized our meeting location: Oakhill Church 1930 Leonard St NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505
The folks at Oakhill are graciously opening up their doors to us for our 2024 meeting dates:
Jan 8 – feat Kelly the Kitchen Kop
Stay tuned for a document sharing the reading group assignment / guide for January + details for our February meeting. We’ll push out broad topics for the remaining four meetings as well.
In January I’ll be introducing our new local chapter board, talking a bit about getting into the WAP lifestyle, and sharing resources. You’ll also have a chance to ask any questions you might have!
Greetings NWWM followers!
All wheels are turning over here in regard to meeting preparation and general planning for 2024. In the meantime, we are ready to share a broad sneak peak of what you can expect in the new year.
Meetings will commence on January 8, 2024, and will proceed on every second Monday evening of the month from January to June.
Main meeting: 7-8:30pm
Reading group (“book club”): 6-6:45pm (prior to every meeting for those who choose to participate)
Please save these dates now
We are finalizing meeting location, so please stand by. If our pursuit is successful, location will be vicinity intersection of 4 Mile Rd and Alpine Ave in northwest GR.
If you are wondering about the reading group: please join us for discussion on a pre-determined book, section of book, or Wise Traditions article that will augment the month’s meeting topic. We will be delving into parts of Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions and Dr. Price’s Nutrition and Physical Degeneration (exact schedule to be posted soon). If you would like to participate, you will need access to at least those books.
- Lastly, first meeting release!
January 8, 2024
-Reading club: Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon; preface + introduction (pages 1-63)
-Meeting: local blogger and author Kelly the Kitchen Kop will give a short intro to the WAPF/Nourishing Traditions way of eating and the difference it can make for your family; learn about our local chapter and ask the board questions
-This will be our first meeting in a few years, so please come out to reinvigorate old friendships and meet new faces; let’s kick it off with a bang and propel us forward with momentum
P.S. Expect some summer workshop opportunities (like kombucha making) followed by a fall farm potluck and movie night to round out 2024!
- P.P.S. Meetup is closing, but we will have redundancy of announcements on Telegram, FB, and here on our main webpage (nourishingways.org).
Here’s more info from Rachael, one of our new co-chapter leaders:
Greetings Nourishing Ways of West Michigan followers!
We (the organizers) have exciting news to share with everyone. We are reinvigorating the Grand Rapids Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation. We have had personnel turnover with regard to the Board as well as Chapter leadership. I’m taking over as co-chapter leader along with a new friend, Sarah Rivera. Part of this turnover includes looking at historical processes and procedures, to include our use of Meetup. For a variety of reasons and cost concerns, we have decided to permanently drop our Meetup subscription and transition to use of the (free) Telegram app for connecting and disseminating information. I have created a private Telegram channel entitled Nourishing Ways of West Michigan, which can be accessed via the above link. Meetup will be phased out in very short order, so if you wish to remain connected, please meet us over there.
On Telegram over the next few weeks, expect to see messages regarding upcoming events and Chapter meetings. We are excited to reestablish our in-person community and can’t wait to see what the future holds. Telegram is one step in the direction toward more real-time resource sharing, conversation, and real food camaraderie. It will also hopefully keep us engaged between our in-person encounters. The platform can be accessed by both phone and computer.
Please don’t hesitate to message me, Kelly the Kitchen Kop, or Sarah if you have any questions or concerns in the interim. (Contact info here.) The Telegram access link will also be posted to our FB page.
Nourishing Ways of West Michigan (NWWM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating our community about nutrient-dense foods. This education embraces the ancient wisdom of traditional cultures as shown by the research of the Weston A. Price Foundation and written about in Sally Fallon’s book, Nourishing Traditions. As a local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation we work to connect local farmers with consumers. We provide information on local sources of organic fruits, vegetables, grains, pasture-fed livestock, eggs, dairy products, and how properly prepared foods may be integrated into your life.