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When all trees have been cut down, when all animals have been hunted, when all waters are polluted, when all air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money. - Cree Prophecy

Sunday, February 10, 2008

you are invited!

If u happen to be at madras and are reading this, you are invited to the Millets mela at chennai on feb 16th, saturday..

This shall be the launch of Restore - a non-profit organisation to promote organic produce and other enviro friendly activities..many of you can do lots more for restore in various forms in the coming days, for now u can attend this launch cum dinner..
did i hear u ask what is millet? see here.. those are nutricious and very local but unfortunately alienated and hence lack of healthy food in our diet and so the high incidence of diabetes, BP lets revive old healthy ways and lead good healthy lives among other things..

Pl note that u need to call one of us collect or reserve a pass for dinner, though one can walk for the event, but for dinner its better we have the head count..

(see invite below:)

health • livelihoods • nature

We are delighted to invite you to the

Launch of reStore

with a Celebration of Traditional Foods

at Shastri Nagar Welfare Association Hall (Tel: 2446 0822)
18/11 5th Cross St., Shastri Nagar Adyar, Chennai 600 020

On Saturday, February 16th 2008, 5.30 to 8.00pm

Please contact reStore for your dinner passes
Tel: 94441 66779

reStore ( ) is a new community organization of people interested in activities that promote healthy living, sustainable livelihoods and conservation of nature. reStore is to be inaugurated on Saturday February 16th 2008 at a function in Adyar. The launch event, for which the public is invited, will feature puppet theater, a multimedia presentation and dinner featuring healthy and tasty traditional foods. The dinner will be cooked by volunteers from organic ingredients sourced from local farmers. Organic grains, recipe booklets and information about sustainable lifestyles will be made available, as well as lively interactions with farmers and health practitioners on the benefits of millets (siru-daanyangal).

reStore works to restore wellness of the general public, livelihoods and ecological balance. With this in view, the organization is creating a network of retail outlets that promote sustainable products including organic food, books, household items made from eco-friendly material, handspun and natural-dyed organic textiles, gardening inputs and health products. Products will preferentially be sourced from local organic farmers, self-help groups, organizations promoting livelihoods of marginalized people, and traditional artisans and weavers.

reStore plans to engage with people via a variety of activities such workshops, farm visits, film screenings and organic gardening sessions. These activities are aimed at increasing awareness of issues and connecting consumers with the producers of their food and other articles of daily living.

reStore welcomes everyone interested in regenerating their own health and that of the earth to participate in its launch event which will be held between 5.30 and 8.00 PM on February 16th at Shastri Nagar Welfare Association Hall, 18/11 Fifth Cross, Shastri Nagar, Adyar. For free dinner passes please contact reStore at Tel: 94441 66779 or 98844 09566.

Directions to venue: From MG Road (which leads from Adyar Bus Depot to Velankanni church) turn on-to 1st Main Rd, Shastri Nagar (road opposite Subiksha). Second left on to 5th Cross Street. The hall is towards the end of the street, on your right.
Nearest bus stop: Adyar Bus Depot, on any bus going towards Thiruvanmiyur or Besant Nagar (1, 47A, 29C etc).