August 19 | Eat Better, Move More
Nutrition scientist and author Marion Nestle couldn’t have put it any better: if we want to be healthier, we need to eat better and move more! Every 3rd Sunday at the farmers’ market this winter is dedicated to this idea, so we feature nutritionists, cooking demos, free fitness activities, and other health and wellness events to help you get healthier, happier, and in shape for 2012!
- Cookin’ the Market Cooking Demos | 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Nutrition educators from Common Seed Nutrition partner with Market Chef Mario for a lesson on eating healthy and how to do it with produce at today’s market!
- Free Nutrition Consultations | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sign up at the information booth for a 15-minute one-on-one consultation with a nutrition educator from Common Seed Nutrition, a North Oakland organization dedicated to making health education affordable and accessible to everyone. Ask to take their zinc test (free!) to see if you’re getting as much of this mineral as you need!
- Free Yoga with Tim Meissner | 9:30 a.m. on the Market Green at Broadway
- Free Capoeira with Capoeira Brasil East Bay | 11 a.m. on the Pavilion Plaza Patio
- Free Zumba with Jazzie Jazz | 12 p.m. on the Pavilion Plaza patio
August 26 | DIY Day
Come try something new, get your hands a little dirty, and take your own creations home! The 4th Sunday of every month is DIY Day, when we invite all do-it-yourselfers (and the DIY-curious) to join our community partners for some good ol’ hands-on fun. All activities are FREE and run continuously throughout the day, so just drop in to join the fun!
- Zine-making Workshop with Rock Paper Scissors | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Jamie Mayne of Oakland art collective Rock Paper Scissors will teach a folding technique which turns one 8.5 x 11 piece of paper into a full 8-page folding zine. Zines are a big part of RPSC’s work in Oakland, because they give anyone a voice and platform to share ideas, without restrictions of age or class. It is also a format that many artists have been turning to in recent years as a way to get their work out into the public and make it more accessible for people who can’t buy pricey original pieces. Drop by anytime from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to make your own, or check out examples created by other Oakland artists!
- Gardening Workshop with City Slicker Farms | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join West Oakland’s own City Slicker Farms for a free fall planting workshop! Learn about winter gardening in Oakland and plant some seeds to take home.