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Faculty dispense food facts at Farmers Market

August 4, 2003

Photo of a Adam BurkeShoppers at San Francisco's new Ferry Plaza Farmers Market can pick up some healthful food facts along with their fruits and vegetables, thanks to lunchtime speakers arranged by SFSU's College of Extended Learning.

Faculty from SFSU's Institute for Holistic Healing Studies are giving talks on food and healing from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. each Tuesday through Aug. 26 at the Ferry Building's new Education Center. Adam Burke (pictured), assistant professor of health education/holistic health, launched the series last week with a talk on the mythology, medicinal value and culinary delights of summertime peaches. Bay Area Chinese medicine practitioner and chef Tamara Wolfson co-presented.

Additional talks given by SFSU faculty and instructors include:

Aug. 5: "Energy, Stress and Diet" by Erik Peper, professor of holistic health and director of holistic healing studies.

Aug. 12: "Ayurvedic Food and Health" by Patricia Layton, Ayurvedic practitioner and educator.

Aug. 19: "The Use of Foods in Chinese Medicine" by Briahn Kelly Brennen, a Chinese medicine practitioner specializing in food as medicine.

Aug. 26: "Got Chemicals? Body Burden and Healthier Choices" by Kenn Burrows, lecturer in health education/holistic health.

The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, sponsored by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), is located at San Francisco's historic Ferry Building, at the foot of Market Street on the Embarcadero.

-- Ellen Griffin


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