San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
July 19. 4-7pm. Raw Cheese One with Nance Klehm of Living Kitchen $60
Learn how to make cultured butter, buttermilk, ricotta and yogurt with tastings of what we make along the way! We will be using local, organic cream-top raw milk from a curious herd of jersey cows who graze on green pasture in Northwest Illinois.
You will have the opportunity to purchase this raw milk to take home with you at $4 per 1⁄2 gallon. If interested, place your order with Sara Zalek by JULY 15th
What is Living Kitchen?
Living Kitchen is a series of informal cooking workshops that hopes to reorganize our connection to land, ourselves and our communities through the processing and sharing of local and regional foods. In these workshops we use foods that are locally cultivated, as well as foraged in order to foster exploration of our environs and with our relationship with what’s growing around us.
Nance Klehm is a steward of the earth. She is an ecological systems designer, landscaper, horticultural consultant, and permacultural grower, as well as an in demand consultant, speaker, and teacher. She is respected internationally for her work on land politics and growing for fertility.
Nance was honored as one of Utne Reader’s Twelve Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World in 2012. Her work has been featured in news and media outlets such as the Chicago Tribune, Reuters news service, on the MSN Moneywebsite, American Public Media’s Weekend America program, BBC Radio Canada, Chicago Public Radio, Le Devoir(Montreal) and La Raza (Chicago). She is the founder of Social Ecologies, an organization that acts as an umbrella for a variety of ongoing ecological and system-regenerating projects.
Nance earned a B.A. in Archaeology and Spanish Literature from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., followed by graduate work in Education Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has continued her education in a variety of ways, from intensive cheesemaking training on a sheep farm outside of Brattleboro, Vermont, to studying with David Holmgren (the co-originator, with Bill Mollison, of the concept of Permaculture). She worked with Martin Crawford of the Agroforestry Research Trust of Devon, England, took herbal apprenticeships in Wisconsin, and herbal study at the East West College of Herbalism in California.
She lives in Little Village, a densely packed, diverse urban neighborhood in the heart of Chicago. Her house and land are daily practice in permaculture and urban living. Nance can be hired for greywater design and conversion, water harvesting, earthworks design and installation, community and/or institutional green waste-to-fertility systems, and horticultural and ecological systems design and consultations (including habitat creation, biological water filtration, green waste composting/vermicomposting, humanmanure, and intensive food and medicine systems). Nance is also available for site consultations, lectures, informal talks, and teaching assignments. Contact her for a price schedule at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the Social Ecologies list of services at http://socialecologies.net/. For more information, check out: www.spontaneousvegetation.net
When & Where
Sara Zalek is an artist and fierce advocate and business instigator for artists. She is currently producing and curating performance specifically related to Butoh, in an attempt to share an embodied imagination.
Sara has collaborated in over 80 unique performance works and creates solo performance installations using Butoh technique as a primary base of training and teaching. Her work has been featured at venues nationally, including Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park, Hamlin Park, Links Hall, Defibrillator Gallery, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Dance Theatre Workshop (NY), Merce Cunningham Studio (NY), Headwaters Theater (PDX), and she received CAAP grants in 2007 and 2009 for performance works. Sara has been a LinkUp Artist with Aurora Tabar, and in 2014/15 produced critically acclaimed Post-Butoh Festivals.
She is currently teaches Butoh Body at Outerspace Studios weekly, serves on the Board of Directors for both The Space Movement Project and Antibody Corporation, and works with Chicago Dancemakers Forum, High Concept Labs, 3Arts, Out of Site Chicago, and DCASE to continue her mission of cross-pollinating audiences, artistic collaborations, and performance in the public realm. More information: www.butohchicago.com.