Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring DIY Fest is coming soon!

The A2FS Spring DIY Fest will be Saturday, April 13th

starting at 4PM at Mark’s Carts and Bill’s Beer Garden

The focus of our spring DIY Fest is FOOD and there will be a great variety of deliciousness from Mark’s Carts. Our goal is to educate Ann Arbor on local food and agriculture, in as many ways as we can.

Want to help out?!

We are still seeking teachers! As we mentioned, our focus is on food, so any food demonstrations, food sampling, nutrition information, recipe cards, or garden designs would be great! We are also open to any non-food-related workshops, skillshares or art demonstrations.

We are also still seeking more entertainment, from bands for the Beer Garden, acoustic musical performers for around the Carts, live painters, dance instructors, circus performers or whatever your talent may be!

Please let us know if you are interested in contributing ASAP with an email to Our deadline for the DIY Fest schedule is Tuesday, April 2nd at midnight.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Local Politics Support Group

The local politics support group meets every second and fourth Thursday, at 214 Charles St, Ann Arbor, at 7pm.  Delicious vegetarian+vegan food will be provided and you may bring some as well.

Our speaker for Thursday, March 28 is Lawrence Kestenbaum, county clerk/regiser of deeds.

The format of the evening will be thus:
We will go around and introduce ourselves.  Then, if we have researched any topics in local politics, we will bring them up at this time and discuss them.  Our guest speaker will have a chance to weigh in on these topics, answer questions, and also bring up topics of their own.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March Teachers

Who are THESE people?

SPANISH: Carolyn Lusch   As a child, Carolyn's parents used Spanish to communicate in front of her about sensitive topics such as finances and ice cream, and she believes that this is where her preoccupation with the language began. She studied it throughout high school and in the University of Michigan's Residential College, falling in love with Roberto BolaƱo and cool words such as ferrocarril (railroad). A few months in Madrid compelled her to use the word coche instead of carro, and her time at a Spanish immersion preschool forever imprinted the phrase en la boca no (don't eat it!) in her mind. When not occupied in her job (and other passion) advocating for better public transit, she likes to teach other folks how to speak this super useful language.

    - Senior Wellness Director - Creating Balance to Be Fit
    - Holistic Wellness Practitioner for 10 years
    - Logged over 20,000 one on one training hours
    - American Public University
              - Bachelor of Science - Exercise Science
              - Minor in Religion
    - National Academy of Sports Medicine
              - Certified Personal Trainer
              - Performance Enhancement Specialist
              - Corrective Exercise Specialist
    -NOW Foods Sponsored Athlete - UltraMarathon Running
    -Team Vega Sponsored Athlete - UltraMarathon Running
    -Team Merrell Alpha Pack Elite Team Member - UltraMarathon Running
    -Featured in Beverly International "No Nonsense Newsletter" Vol. 17, Issue 3
    -Author of 5 Information Manual/E-Books
              -"Food is Good" Cooking Manual
              -"Real Food...?" Seminar Manual
              -Grocery Learning Experience Manual
              -Vitality Seminar Series Informational Guidebook
              -Creating Balance Vitamin and Mineral Reference Guide
    -Creator of over 20 seminar presentations on all aspects of holistic health/wellness

 Nathan Czuba

Nathan has been foraging for more than 10 years and once lived on nothing but foraged food for a month.

Christina is an aspiring neighborhood witch who believes in community healing which includes the support of local plants and people. She encourages folks to question the intentions of our current medical system(among other things) and enjoys exploring our ancient wisdom. Tubing down the Huron River in the summer months is a weekly adventure and you may see her dancing in her car to Tori Amos songs around town.  She has been studying and practicing non-pharmaceutical contraception on and off (yes, she's has her dry times) for over 10 years.  

Earth Democracy Book Klub LINDSEA MARCINIEC

Lindsea is a cat-loving, earth-loving ecofeminist who is interested in new philosophical/ethical background and approaches to creating a better democracy. She loves to dance, and loves bluegrass and folk music especially. She currently works at the University of Michigan as a research technician and academically speaking, got her Master's degree in community psychology and social change. As a result, she is very interesting in community based research and development of sense of community. She currently facilitates the "Earth democracy" book club at the Ann Arbor Free Skool and is enjoying it greatly!

                            Ashtanga & Vinyasa Yoga
    Karla Johanna                                Carla Samson

Lindsay Devine: Free Vinyasa Yoga at West Park
has been teaching yoga in Ann Arbor for the past 8 years. She lives on the West side of town with her partner, daughter, and 2 cats.

March out for some Yoga

Ann Arbor Free Skool Yoga this March
led by our favorite Certified Yoga Instructors: Carla and Karla 
  • 1 pm - 2 pm on Friday, March 8th(C)
  • 11 am - 12 pm on Tuesday, March 19th(K)
  • 1 pm - 2 pm on Friday, March 22nd(C)
  • 11 am - 12 pm on Tuesday, March 26th(K)
  • 1 pm - 2 pm on Friday, March 29th(C)

A2FS Yoga will be held at the Ann Arbor Civic Theater
322 W. Ann (it's the PURPLE building hiding behind the Ross-Beakes Collison Shop)

Please arrive early and remember to bring:
  1. a Yoga mat
  2. a bottle of Water
  3. as many Friends as you can carry
As always, our skillshares/workshops/events are completely FREE... 
                 ...but we would like share with you that A2FS will be paying $10 per session to use this studio. So, if you are feeling generous and you want A2FS Yoga to continue, please show your support by bringing a donation of a few dollars.