December 2005

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2005 Farm Tour Report

Producer Profile: Clasen's European Bakery

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A Holiday Baking Guide for Special Diets

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Fair Trade Holiday Festival

Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 10:00am-4:00pm. NEW LOCATION: MATC Downtown Education Center, 211 Carroll Street. 25+ vendors of Fair Trade gifts, including coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolate. Also vendors of Nicaraguan pottery, Tibetan rugs, Guatemalan textiles, Mexican iron work, and more gifts from around the world. Give the gift that gives twice! See for more information.

Shambhala Meditation Center of Madison, Public Talk: “Becoming a Warrior-Bodhisattva in the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition”

Thursday, December 8th, 7:30 pm registration. Reception to follow the talk.

“If we want to help the world, we have to make a personal journey.”
—Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Acharya Richard John, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, shares the Shambhala vision of gentle warriorship, the courageous path of awakening compassion for oneself and others. By cultivating mindfulness and awareness and bringing this practice into our daily lives, we can bring our innate fearless, gentle, and awake mind to our work to benefit our world. 408 S. Baldwin Street, to the East side of the Co-op. Enter from the side. For more information, please visit, or leave a message at (608) 441-8868 and we’ll return your call.

Kneaded Relief Day Spa Holiday Open House

See what everyone is raving about! Relax and prepare yourself for the holidays with help from Kneaded Relief Day Spa located at 651 S. Park Street. Attend their Annual Holiday Open House and Eight Year Anniversary celebration on Saturday, December 10th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Pamper yourself with complimentary services such as chair massage, skin consultations and hand polish demos. Also take advantage of hourly door prizes, a grand prize giveaway and staff presentations. Specials include 10% off all product and gift certificate purchases. Call 255-0070 for more information.