Special Meeting This Week: Gretchen Shaffer Wahlstedt on NVC
1st & 3rd Thursday Meetings (Except February! See below!)
Dear MAFA community!
Special Meeting Thursday, January 25th: NVC Practice
At the request of those of you who enjoyed Gretchen’s December 21st presentation on Non-Violent Communication, she has graciously offered to return to lead an NVC practice session. People are invited to bring guests whom they wish could have attended the initial session.
If you or friends missed the December presentation, join us at 6:00 P.M. for an introduction and review of Non Violent Communication followed by a practice/ working session. If you missed our December meeting about NVC, learn more HERE.
No need to bring anything other than yourself. :)
If you missed the January 4th meeting, we watched The Great Taking
Special meeting on January 25th: NVC Followup Workshop
Support Newton’s Attic: Buy a $10 raffle ticket for a chance to win a $1,000 value, very special photo session from Greer Photography!
February 15th Ag Extension Class on Growing Herbs!
Change in date: February has five Thursdays. February only, we will meet on the 4th Thursday, February 22nd (NOT Feb 15th). Chris Cogswell will present on Dissecting ESG.
March 21st: Special guest presenter Sierra Ham on Navigating the Health Care System
Food pickups: On non-meeting nights, Newton’s Attic will remain open for Food Club order pickups until at least 7:00 p.m. Text Dawn at 859-492-8511 if you need to pick up at a time other than Thursdays.
Last Chance to Support Newton’s Attic and Earn a Chance to Win a $1,000 Value Portrait Session
Capture your family and loved ones in this once in a lifetime photography opportunity. Support Newton's Attic and grab a chance to capture some special memories!
Newton’s Attic is raffling off a photography session with Greer Photography
Please take a look at the Greer Photography Gift Basket Brochure for a very special photo session experience, which holds a $1,000 value!
In honor of our 25th Anniversary, we will be drawing for a winner Thursday, January 25th.
Each ticket is just $10! Buy yours today!
This $1,000 photo experience certificate, donated as an auction item during the Beans Cafe/Tom Renz, has now been generously repurposed to support the Newton’s Attic 25th Anniversary Open House. Thank you, Leeann!
The UK Cooperative Extension has some great gardening classes starting this month (most of them on Thursday evenings, unfortunately!). Most are free but require registration. Find all details in the Gardener’s Tool Box linked above.
February 22nd Presenter
The presenter will be Chris Cogswell on ”Dissecting ESG”: using the same proxy voting / shareholder action system to oppose ESG!
Learn about Corporate Governance and the legal tools that make ESG function, and why it’s important to use the same tools; the tools serve the values of those using them.
Specifically how large fund managers use investor dollars to influence corporate America to adopt the fund managers’ typically progressive political and public policy goals.
Define ESG and how much money is involved
Dissect the engine of ESG: the shareholder action strategy, and the proxy voting system
Offer suggestions and discuss the importance of using the same proxy voting / shareholder action system to bring opposing values to bear on corporate America
There are many benefits of using shareholder action and proxy voting to vote investors’ values (in addition to influencing corporate America):
The majority of people can participate b/c they already have mutual funds / ETFs or equities in an account
There are many existing tools that take the friction out of the system for individual investors
This is private: no yard signs or other public declarations required; just between advisor and investor
No political parties to navigate or support and no politicians to disappoint
New Presentation Date TBD
We will be rescheduling Bretigne Shaffer Calvert to present on Notices of Liability, a process that holds individuals in industry accountable for attempting to institute or mandate unsafe or poorly tested products and services in our communities. Bretigne was a journalist in Asia for many years. She now writes fiction and hosts a membership group dedicated to Building Parallel Solutions. She has filed numerous notices of liability against rights violators at the federal, state, local, and international levels. You can find her on Substack. Meet and greet starts at 6:00, and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp!
Welcome to the Kentucky Food Independence Club!
Kentucky agriculture remains the foundation of our culture: raising/growing nutrient dense food for home and/or market, maintaining strong family ties, respect for property, and a strong work ethic.
Our Mission is to connect Kentucky’s “real food” farmers to educated consumers. Real health begins with clean food and a clean planet. As more and more of us wake up to this fact, we see an increase in consumers wanting to leave behind unhealthy practices and jump in with local "real food" farmers!
What’s a real food farmer? By “real food”, we mean NUTRIENT DENSE food raised and/or grown as close to the earth and as naturally as possible.
Real food farming practices include:
• non-GMO or organic feed -- hopefully soy-free and corn-free when financially feasible.
• pastured livestock on unsprayed fields
• grass-fed cattle - GRASS-FINISHED IS AWESOME BUT NOT REQUIRED as long as the supplemental grain is non-GMO or organic, and the cattle continue to live on pasture with the sun shining on their backs
• pastured milk cows - supplemented with non-GMO or organic SOY-FREE grains while milking to keep the cows happy and standing still
• unsprayed hay
• organic gardening practices (you do not need to be certified organic but just farm organically)
• regenerative soil practices
The KY Food Independence Club (KFIC) is a private membership food buying club featuring healthy food provided by Ky farmers. It’s like an online grocery only all the food is REAL & healthy. Nutrient dense foods like…
• farm fresh milk & dairy products
• goat’s milk when available
• pastured eggs & chicken
• grass-fed, pastured meats
• organic baked goods
• local honey
• organic sourdough bread
• organic* fruits & veggies when available locally
• all feed non-GMO or organic
• prepared foods all using organic/non-GMO ingredients & cultures
*organic means either USDA certified organic or grown/raised using organic practices. You do not need to be certified organic, just use organic practices.
HOW THE CLUB WORKS
Members order online and pick up their food once a week at their closest drop location. Orders are due on Mondays by 3pm.
Deliveries are as follows:
-- Winchester and Newton's Attic are delivered Thursdays by 2 pm.
-- Morehead is at 9 am on Fridays.
-- Robert's Health Food delivery is Fridays by 2pm.
-- HOLIDAY weeks will often need to be delivered on different days TBD :)
Costs To Join
There is a $59 annual membership fee (which breaks down to $5/month) as well as a $75 inventory deposit which is returned to you if you leave the club.
If your orders regularly exceed $75, then the inventory deposit will need to be increased. This is so that its clear that the club buys a member's food with the member's money rather than the club buying and re-selling food.
If there is financial need, please contact me and we'll work it out. We want you in the club -- everyone deserves clean food! I can't do anything about the inventory deposit but you can earn the annual membership fee by working with me a couple of days doing delivery!
Here's how to join:
1. Fill out the questionnaire at www.farmmatch.com/kfic
2. I approve that and you get a text letting you know.
3. Then you log back in, sign the Membership Contract and pay the $59 annual membership. You can pay the inventory deposit once you are a member, you'll see that in the catalog.
4. Then you can order!!!
Don't hesitate to ask any questions. Text is best at 859-550-3862 or email firstname.lastname@example.org :)
PS. Don't hesitate to share this site with your friends: https://www.farmmatch.com/kfic On the questionnaire, there's a place to write in who referred you -- please be sure to let us know so your referrer get a $5 credit when you become a member :)
Newton’s Attic will remain available other (non 1st & 3rd) Thursday evenings to anyone who wishes to gather or host a special purpose meeting. Regardless of meetings, Newton’s Attic will also remain open until at least 7:00 p.m. for Kentucky Food Independence Club (KFIC) pickups. If you would like to use Newton’s Attic on a non-MAFA meeting Thursdays or any other day, or if you would like to pick up your food order at a time other than Thursdays before 7:00 p.m., please text Dawn at 859-492-8511.
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